Woodworking is not simply a practical (and a fun) hobby, it is a form of modern art, combining practicality with the quirkiest over-the-top designs. I bet none of the woodworking projects in this list are something that have come to your mind. A chair can be so much more than just a wooden chair and you wouldn’t even imagine what a fine art piece a simple table can be …
Well, it’s time to believe it as this list contains some of the most mesmerizing woodworking creations that you could find! Check out these crazy woodworking projects that are jedi-level awesome! Take these as a motivation next time you are creating something cool of wood yourself – who knows, it might just end up in this list.
1. Hear Me Howl!
Bring a bit of a jungle heart to your home, showcasing your books on a stylish wolf-shaped wooden shelf. The level of detail with this one is crazy yet at the same time it’s practical and has so many different compartments you could easily lose your keys forever. A woodworking project like this combines excellent craftsmanship with high-quality engineering and planning. This is not a shelf you can do overnight and you can bet it’s a project for a skilled woodworker – a hammer and some nails will not do here.
The cool thing is, a similar design approach has been used for making all kinds of different animals and why not get inspired by this and make your own little wolf! The key to success with this one is balancing the details and distributing the weight so it could carry heavy books with ease as well. Pay attention to securing the shelf with sturdy fastenings.
2. Edgiest Wooden Dresser In The World
To be honest, this little wooden cabinet reminds me more of a small fairy tale woodland creature than an actual drawer but the fun part is: while it looks creepily awesome, it’s practical and spacious thanks to wide drawers and nice flat surface. The characteristic standing out the most is the natural look of it due to the natural varnishing and carved trunk-shaped sides. I can almost imagine it growing leaves and branches….
If you’d like to replicate this idea easily, the easiest approach would be to take a strong tree trunk and do some heavy chiseling and carving! Though this particular cabinet is pretty big, you can always make some tiny ones, perhaps even color your bedroom wall green and it will always feel as if you stepped into a fairy tale forest!
3. Mirror, Mirror On The Wall…
…who’s the best woodworker of them all? Apparently the one who made this uber cool mirror frame! This design is not about complex woodworking techniques but rather about the creative approach it has – the frame consists of tiny wooden cross section pieces, all arranged to a perfect circle. Simplicity really is the winner sometimes!
The best part about this design is its’ DIY nature – any beginner woodworker can replicate the same mirror very easily. In fact, perhaps you have small, left-over branches and pieces somewhere which you can arrange in a similar way. Allow your creative freedom to guide you for making an unique and eyecatching wooden wall decoration like this one. Don’t forget to use woodworking glue for attaching the wooden cross section pieces since fastenings will not work well here – even specific finishing woodworking nails and screws will look clumsy or might split the tiny pieces.
4. Heart-Stopping Wooden Lamps
I have to be honest with you, these lamps are my favorite in the list. Excellent geometry, outstanding engineering and overall brilliant carving work is the best example of woodworking project gone right. Soft light shining on the natural wood gives a cozy romantic feeling, not to even mention the heart-shaped carving. These lamps are simply brilliant!
The same layered woodworking technique could easily be used for any other shape so once you nail the technique you can call yourself a woodworking master! You’ll get the coolest result when using lighter wood with natural texture so don’t bother using colored varnish – it will be a real heart-stopper simply thanks to the unique carving, therefore I’d recommend to use a simple transparent glossy wood varnish which will let the light shine brightly.
5. Sit Back And Relax
Designs like these prove that wood has a strong place on art exhibitions. This lounge looks like it’s straight from an exhibition! Its’ soft curvy shape is at the same time both brilliant and very simple, though there’s nothing simple about making a similar wooden lounge. The inner carvings add a bit of quirkiness (and of course allow your cat to have another hiding spot) but it is clear this is made by the hands of an experienced woodworker.
You could be wondering right now if a wooden lounge like this could really be comfortable. Well, the trick here is the smooth shape which is carved exactly according to your back, supporting it in the best possible way. In contrary to soft couches, this one doesn’t bend or change its’ shape, therefore you can really let your body relax.