September 22, 2021

Majestic Wooden Tables Handcrafted With Tiny Mountainscapes on Top

In a bid to bring the beauty of nature indoors, furniture designers Benoit Vauthier and Manu Lerendu create one-of-a-kind tables that pay homage to the breathtaking landscapes of America and Europe. Using traditional sculpting tools, they transform wooden surfaces into sculptural, relief table tops that look like little mountain ranges. In 2012, Vauthier and Lerendu met on the benches of the Quebec Cabinetmaking Institute and hit it off right away.

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April 19, 2021

Free Software Lets You Easily Create Complex Japanese Wood Joinery

Traditional Japanese carpentry employs a variety of ancient techniques that allow wooden structures to be built without the use of any nails, screws, adhesives, or modern power tools. To the Western observer, that may seem far from structurally sound; however, there are many buildings constructed using traditional Japanese wood joinery methods that have stood for hundreds of years.

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September 9, 2020

Artist Carves ‘Terminator’ Pipe and Arnold Schwarzenegger Asks to Buy It

When pipe-carving artist Max (of Radon Weber) began making a Terminator-inspired pipe for Arnold Schwarzenegger’s birthday, he never would have guessed that his creation would actually end up in his icon’s hands. However, that’s exactly what happened. The talented woodworker posted photos of his incredibly intricate pipe on Reddit, where the 73-year-old actor and former Governor of California found it and left a comment, asking to buy it.

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