Upcycling & DIY

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Sycamore obelisk

This piece of wood has gone a long way from a tree, through a log and finished as timber. I still remember that sycamore tree growing in my backyard. It was cut down and I saved a couple of logs for future projects – the rest ended as firewood. Before I put those logs away, …

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Wooden head

Power carving is about noise, dust and turning wood into art fast. The progress is quick and gives much satisfaction. It’s easier with cordless tools as they offer more freedom in moving from one spot to another. Especially a cordless angle grinder equipped with a carving disc may be very helpful. There are many carving …

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Two-chimney tiny house

I have to admit that this miniature house is a replica of a project I found on the Internet. According to one of the sources (social media), this little house is made by architect Leif Larsen from Denmark and the original is 8 cm high. My version is slightly different and almost 3 times bigger …

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Set of 2 drawers

That set was an upgrade to the existing project – a nightstand that I made sometime in the past. There was some unused storage space left in between those 2 tiers and I had to change that. One of the solutions to the problem was a conversion to a cabinet by simply adding panels and …

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Wooden Polish flag

Earlier that summer I made a set of oversized mouldings, that could be used in many applications. Due to their size and shape, they could find some use as structural elements, for example, legs, corner connectors etc. or as decorative mouldings. They were strong, straight and thick, also the grain was almost knot-free. All they …