50 People Who Took Woodworking To Another Level And Shared The Results In This Online Group (New Pics)
My grandfather built his house not far away from his mother's log home. When she died, he converted hers into a wood workshop. I remember going there as a child; the place seemed like another world to me. Inside, there were stacks and stacks of tools, some big, some small, and you could always smell warm and earthy scents. A birch chair in one corner, an almost finished oak table in the other. It was so peaceful.
It had been a while since I immersed myself into these memories, but as soon as I saw the subreddit r/WoodWorking, they all came rushing back to me.
This online community is dedicated to "furniture, toys, tools, wood, glue, and anything else that has to do with woodworking as a hobby or profession," and I have to say, its members are really, really skilled. Not as much as my grandad, of course, but almost. Continue scrolling to check out their best projects and fire up Bored Panda's earlier posts on the subreddit here and here.
Beautiful Project I've Been Working On For A Few Months. Thought Everyone Here Would Like To See!
Reddit user u/magicalstickbending is one of the people whose ability you can see in the list. But for this article, let's refer to him by his real name, Justin Roberts. He created the 'Neverending Fence.'
We managed to contact Justin and he was kind enough to have a little chat with us. "Woodworking is a way of life for me," the man told Bored Panda. "10 years ago, I had the idea of making my oldest child's Easter basket. After Easter, we would plant the basket and turn it back into a tree. With willow it's a renewable plant and one can just stick it in the ground and it will grow, you can also harvest the same plant for up to 28 years. This is what appealed to me the most, living as close to the earth and its rhythm as possible. I have been working with green wood 7 to 5 days a week for 10 years now."
Longship Cradle I Made For My First Grandchild Is Complete
Owner Wanted To Cut Down The Tree For The Deck, But I Talked Him Into Building A Bench Around It Instead. I Think It Turned Out Nice And Saved The Tree
Reflections Of Perspective 150x90cm Complete. An Artdeco Inspired Piece
The 'Neverending Fence' was actually a commission with permission to play. So Justin did. "We made a metal frame for the arch and reused the previous fencepost, wrapping them with 14-gauge wire," the woodworker said. "Then it was harvesting willow saplings by the roadside and weaving them one at a time. It took about 700 hours or so from start to finish."
"This subreddit is an amazing place to talk everything woodworking. I did not know about Reddit until someone stole photos of my work and tried to say they made it. I woke up one morning with messages in my inbox on another platform saying 'Dude, you are on the front page of Reddit!' so I made an account to reclaim my work."
For more cool pieces similar to the internet-famous fence, check out Justin's website Walk the Willow.
Got My First Display In A Local Store!
Due To The High Cost Of Wood, I Decided To Make A Play House Entirely Out Of Free Pallets And Free Roofing
It's Far From Perfect And Not Finished Yet, But I'm Really Trying To Make My Parents' Porch Look Better
For an earlier article on r/WoodWorking, Bored Panda also reached out to one of its moderators, Joseph, and he told us that the subreddit was founded in 2008 as a place for Redditors to exchange ideas, techniques, advice, and projects.
Now, it has grown into a 3.2-million-member community and is visited about 250,000 times per day.
There's one key rule that makes this subreddit unique and it's that people are only allowed to share things they have created themselves. "This keeps our content original and organic," Joseph explained. So every incredible piece you see in this list was put together by a member of the sub.
However, the moderator team reminded us that woodworking, no matter how cool it may be, is not just fun and games and one must never forget to keep themself safe. See this post as “a reminder for the shop that accidents happen.”
Whether you are learning a new language or how to drive a car, increasing your skill set is valuable on a multitude of levels. Woodworking is no exception. It can benefit both the creator and those around them, so if you're looking for a new hobby, why not give it a go? Maybe you'll end up loving it.
It's something that can be applied however you see fit. Woodworking can be a source of relaxation and even revenue if you get good at it. Many people love custom, high-quality furniture, appliances, and artwork, so don't worry about not having a market for your creations.
Also, by building wooden objects from scratch, you'll begin to understand how things are made. This knowledge can save you money on home repairs, which can be quite expensive. Instead of paying someone else, you'll be able to take pride in looking after your household!
Wayfair Said The Outdoor Sofa Wouldn’t Arrive Until September, So I Took Matters Into My Own Hands. I Found Simple Plans On Youtube. This Was My First Time Ever Using A Saw…
We Just Finished Up Rapunzels Tower And Cottage Playhouse. Next Up A Bit Of Landscaping
Just Finished This Jewelry Box For My Grandma. Made Mainly Of Oak From The Stairs Of Her Old House
Nightlight I Made For My Wife. Why Buy One For $3.99 When You Can Make One For 30 Bucks And 10 Hours In The Shop?
Me - Carving Epic Fighting Scene: Goku vs. Vegeta - Out Of Wood
Salvaged Wood, Hollow-Frame 7’2”surfboard
Finally I Can Show Off My Final Project Of My Apprenticeship
My Finished Journeyman's Piece. A Desk Made From Walnut And Ash With A Computer Inside
I’m A Beginner, This Is My First Time Not Half-Assing Out Of Frustration
Rocking Tauntaun. Poplar And Red Oak. It Was A Fun One
Thanks To You All, And Your Massive Love For My First Piece, I’ve Stuck With It. I’ve Refined My Process,so I Bit The Bullet And Built One Out Of Walnut
'Piggy'-Bank I Made For My Son
Career Change! Wish I Would Of Done It Sooner. After A Year Of Being An Apprentice In A Cabinet Shop, This Is My Big Project On My Own. From Design To Build To Finishing
I Built A Screened In Porch On The Backside Of My Cabin
I Carved A Trefoil Knot Out Of A Solid Piece Of Cherry
First Project! Sofa Arm Tray With A Slot For The Phone And A Little Gap For A Glass/Cup. Made Of Laminated Bamboo Wood And A Strip Of Recycled Beech Wood In The Miter Joint. Looks Simple But Has Some Complex Details
I Designed And Built This 4' Plant Shelf Myself; Curly And Hard Maple, With Maple Plywood Parts
I Don't Do Many Out Door Showers As A Cabinet Maker, But When One Of Your Good Customers Says Cost Is No Issue, I Try My Best
The House Isn't Much But I Am Pretty Proud Of This Porch I Built. Red Cedar And More Than A Couple Grks
I Made This For My Girlfriend And I'm Really Proud, Not Gonna Lie. 24"X48" With Rings For Holding Potted Plants
Finished Two Of These Bad Oscars A Couple Weeks Ago. Floating Bedside Tables In Walnut With New Guinea Walnut Pulls. Finished With Osmo
Took A Couple Woodworking Classes 10 Years Ago And Getting Back Into It Now. Of Course I Was Commissioned To Make An Engagement Ring Box For My Bil. Made It Out Of Wenge. What I Lack In Skill I Make Up For With Unearned Confidence
Just Had Our Second Kid So I Lost My Office. Made This Murphy Style Desk To Save Space In Our Bedroom. It’s Made From Cherry That I Milled Myself With An Alaskan Mill From A Tree In My Dads Yard That Fell About A Year Ago
What Do Y'all Think Of This Serving Tray I Made?
My Dad And I Built This Stuff Years Ago. I’m Housesitting Now For My Parents While My Dad Awaits A New Liver, So Naturally I’m Sitting On The Floor, In Tears, Photographing Everything More Chairs To Make, Dad
An Inside/Outside Shot Of The Shop Door I Made. It's Poplar, Black Walnut, And Multiple Resin Fills. Natural Light Comes Through The Blue Bits. They Also Glow In The Dark
Mandalorian Wooden Helmet. Wood Carving. Oak Wood. 6 Days Of Production
Depression And Woodworking
I've suffered for years with depression & anxiety. My shop has been a mess for as long as I've had a shop which only made it worse. The last few days I've put a ton of work into revamping my shop & making it a source of joy & not a source of anxiety. Details in captions.