In this day and age of plastic overload, it’s nice to get back to the basics where a piece of wood could be carved by hand with nothing more than a sharp knife.
Wooden creations are now catching the public’s imagination once again and the creativity in the pieces below are pushing the boundaries like never seen before. Along with the fact that wood is carbon neutral and can be molded into any desired shape, enthusiasts are making out-of-the-box creations that would take months to create. Here are 9 Awesome Replicas Made Of Wood, Hope you like it.
Hogwarts School of Witchcraft
Artist Patrick Acton used over 600,000 matchsticks to recreate Harry Potter’s Hogwarts School of Witchcraft.
London’s Tower Bridge
Michael Williams has spent ten years building a replica of London’s Tower Bridge out of 1.6million matches – two years longer than the real thing.
Retired cabinet-maker Ron Savory has created an exact replica of the Taj Mahal out of 10,000 wooden match-sticks.
Full Scale Mercedes F1 From 956,000 Matchsticks
Michael Arndt is a man of matchsticks. Over the course of six years, using 956,000 matchsticks, 1686 tubes of glue, and at least three different varieties of mustache, he built a full-scale replica of a McLaren 4/14 F1 car, at a cost of around 6000 Euros.
Motorbike nut Colin Webb is swan to be wild after building a full size Harley Davidson – from bits of recycled plywood. The chopper, which took 900 hours and cost less than £100 ($200), faithfully recreates the real-life Harley made famous by Dennis Hopper in the classic 60s movie Easy Rider.
NASA’s Space Shuttle Challenger
The 55-year-old from Iowa has also built an out-of-this-world replica of NASA’s space shuttle Challenger.
Happy Jack Hummer
It’s built on 90’s-era Chevy S10 chassis and uses all the finest in plywood veneer’s to attain that popular Hummer look.
Wooden VW Beetle
Classic Wooden VW Beetle is about living the colorful life of the 70’s and the 80’s.
Carlos Alberto’s Wooden Vespa Scooter
Craftsman Carlos Alberto came across a Vespa that was in complete disrepair, so he gutted it and carved a body from wood—which he then coated in a multitude of beautiful steam-molded veneers. Stunning stuff.