This Online Group Is All About Appreciating Woodworking Skills, And Here Are Their 50 Best Posts

Some people think that woodworking is a dying art that belongs to the forgotten bunch of crafts that we, humans, don’t find any place for in our hectic lives. But this is not entirely true.

These days, when we live in houses built as quickly as possible with as few extra details as there can be, wood is somewhat of a premium material which is long-lasting and has that genuine value. And you can do wonders with it!

Just take a look at the fan-favorite subreddit “Woodworking,” which is basically an online collection of the most intricate, creative, and breathtaking examples of things you can do with wood.

Created twelve years ago, it’s now a home to a whopping 2.7 million members who share mad woodwork skills crafted in furniture, household items, and anything, really.#1 

After 8 Months Of Hard Work I Can Finally Call It Done! Over 1600 Hrs Of Work Into One Staircase

After 8 Months Of Hard Work I Can Finally Call It Done! Over 1600 Hrs Of Work Into One Staircase

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Helen Haley1 month ago

That is a beautiful way I would break a leg.21ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#2 

I Just Turned 20 And Have Been Doing Woodwork For About A Year Now. Just Finished This Cherry Desk With Blackened Legs

I Just Turned 20 And Have Been Doing Woodwork For About A Year Now. Just Finished This Cherry Desk With Blackened Legs

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Couldnt_Find_A_Good_Name1 month ago

TOTALLY worth it!6ReplyView more comments

To find out more about the amazing r/Woodworking community on Reddit, Bored Panda reached out to its moderator Joseph, who goes by the handle u/joelav. Joseph told us that the subreddit was created in 2008 as “a place for woodworking redditors to get together and exchange ideas, techniques, advice, and projects.”

“It has grown from humble roots to a 2.7-million-member community,” the moderator said and added that on average, r/woodworking is visited 250,000 times daily, which makes it a powerful corner online to get some incredible wood inspiration.#3 

Made This To Replace The Stupid Lazy Susan Cabinet. Yay Or Nay?

Made This To Replace The Stupid Lazy Susan Cabinet. Yay Or Nay?

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Yettichild1 month ago

Yay!5ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#4 

Maiden Voyage Of My First Cedar Strip Canoe! No Kit, No Plans, No Staples

Maiden Voyage Of My First Cedar Strip Canoe! No Kit, No Plans, No Staples

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Helen Haley1 month ago

That is a beautiful canoe104ReplyView more comments

Incredibly, there’s one key rule in the community and it’s that people are only allowed to share things they have made themselves. “This keeps our content original and organic,” Joseph explained. So every incredible piece of woodwork you see here is really made by someone’s hands in the group.

When asked about their favorite woodworking pieces, the moderator team has decided on a couple of great examples. First, it’s this “tricky but beautiful joinery,” then there’s this “very detailed post on building a bookcase.” Another great wood piece according to the mod team is this home office inspiration for all those Zoom meetings.

And for those who feel short on space but are working from home, this amazing old design brought to life again may give some inspiration. But the moderator team also stressed the fact that woodworking, no matter how cool it may be, is not really all “fun and games.” See this post as “a reminder for the shop that accidents happen.”#5 

Melting Wood Effect Im Working On. Still Needs Some Sandpaper Love But Very Pleased With My First Attempt

Melting Wood Effect Im Working On. Still Needs Some Sandpaper Love But Very Pleased With My First Attempt

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Sanguinius1 month ago

Do you have a way i can purchase one of those64ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#6 

Vlad The Builder: Third Project. We Went For The Classic Picture Frame To Work On The 45s On The Mitre Box. He Got To Help Me Set Up The Router Table, But Dad Had To Lend A Hand On That Cut. He Also Tried Out The Brad Nailer And Glue (March,2018)

Vlad The Builder: Third Project. We Went For The Classic Picture Frame To Work On The 45s On The Mitre Box. He Got To Help Me Set Up The Router Table, But Dad Had To Lend A Hand On That Cut. He Also Tried Out The Brad Nailer And Glue (March,2018)

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ADHORTATOR1 month ago

he looks so proud…115ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#7 

Some Of You Asked

Some Of You Asked

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Raine Soo1 month ago

Oh, my God! I want that! I love the geared drawers.96ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#8 

My 14 Year Old Daughter Made This In Shop Class And I Couldn’t Be More Proud!

My 14 Year Old Daughter Made This In Shop Class And I Couldn’t Be More Proud!

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Adam C1 month ago

This is absolutely beautiful77ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#9 

‘splitting From The Norm’. A 16-Year Old From A Local School Has Made An Insanely Awesome Piece

'splitting From The Norm'. A 16-Year Old From A Local School Has Made An Insanely Awesome Piece

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Helen Haley1 month ago

Creative furniture is just the best.7ReplyView more comments#10 

Heard There Was A Plywood Challenge So Here Is My Plywood Rocker For Consideration.

Heard There Was A Plywood Challenge So Here Is My Plywood Rocker For Consideration.

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howohowo1 month ago

I think is saw that in my dream- I was sitting on it, and it turned to icecream so I ate it6ReplyView more comments

There are many types of woodwork and each is a craft on its own: from carving, whittling, and scroll-sawing to wood burning (pyrography) and construction-related woodwork. But there’s something about working the wood which makes it nostalgic and beautifully old-fashioned.

So is woodworking really a dying art? After all, many consumers are driven by price and not by quality, as it used to be. You won’t find long-lasting, high-quality wood in current home decorating styles where everything revolves around price and practicality.#11 

I Keep Seeing All Your Quarantine Projects, So I Thought I Might Share Mine Here Too

I Keep Seeing All Your Quarantine Projects, So I Thought I Might Share Mine Here Too

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CATMONSTER20181 month ago

You… Have a new back-up job…95ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#12 

9′ Hollow Wooden Longboard

9' Hollow Wooden Longboard

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BonnyDK1 month ago

Wow!!!!55ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#13 

Chessboard With A Twist I Made For My Sister And Her Family

Chessboard With A Twist I Made For My Sister And Her Family

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Michelle Muirhead1 month ago

nearly 3d chess5ReplyView more comments#14 

I Carved And Gifted The “Terminator Pipe” To Arnold Birthday And He Sent Me A Photo

I Carved And Gifted The "Terminator Pipe" To Arnold Birthday And He Sent Me A Photo

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Mimi7771 month ago

That is so freakin cool! I love Arnold. And that pipe is amazing!87ReplyView more comments#15 

I Made A Squirrel Bar

I Made A Squirrel Bar

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ADHORTATOR1 month ago

with chore wheel!5ReplyView more comments

On the other hand, there are my indicators that show that woodworking is in fact having a renaissance. First, sites like Etsy and Amazon Handmade are filled with woodworkers selling their incredible wooden pieces. Moreover, some sellers offer unique pieces for reasonable prices.

According to Scott Curry, the author of “Make from Wood” magazine that provides woodworking tips for woodworkers around the world, “On Etsy, I’ve found everything from large items like dining room tables down to a lady who carves amazing designs and scenery from single pencils!”#16 

Definitely The Biggest Project I’ve Ever Done. Solid Oak Through And Through, All Locally Sourced In The Scottish Highlands

Definitely The Biggest Project I’ve Ever Done. Solid Oak Through And Through, All Locally Sourced In The Scottish Highlands

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Sue Hazlewood1 month ago

Love it, fantastic job63ReplyView more comments#17 

Scrollsawn Project With All Natural Woods (No Stains Or Dyes). Prince John And Hiss From Robin Hood. Oodalally!

Scrollsawn Project With All Natural Woods (No Stains Or Dyes). Prince John And Hiss From Robin Hood. Oodalally!

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Jane Doe1 month ago

This is gorgeous. Reminded me of my childhood !49ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#18 

Carved From Salvaged Barn Wood As A Gift For My Friend Who’s Pug Recently Passed

Carved From Salvaged Barn Wood As A Gift For My Friend Who's Pug Recently Passed

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Yettichild1 month ago

Aw!60ReplyView more comments#19 

First Try At This Japanese Wizardry

First Try At This Japanese Wizardry

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Helen Haley1 month ago

Impressive9ReplyView more comments#20 

A Bunk Bed I Built For My Daughter’s 5th Birthday

A Bunk Bed I Built For My Daughter’s 5th Birthday

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Brigs1 month ago

All the friends are going to want to sleep over, great job!80ReplyView More Replies…View more comments

Scott also believes that just like online impact, local impact too has played one of the key roles in bringing woodwork into the spotlight. For example, “The number of local craft fairs has significantly increased in recent years if you live in a decent-sized city. Organizers have learned that there are nice profits to be made by organizing an event.”#21 

Here Is A Prototype Table We Are Making Using The Original Golden Gate Bridge Suspender Ropes And Claro-Walnut Top. Both Are Over 80 Years Old!

Here Is A Prototype Table We Are Making Using The Original Golden Gate Bridge Suspender Ropes And Claro-Walnut Top. Both Are Over 80 Years Old!

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Judy Dunlevy1 month ago

Wow3ReplyView more comments#22 

I Carved This Gandalf Pipe Out Of Briar Wood

I Carved This Gandalf Pipe Out Of Briar Wood

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Michelle Muirhead1 month ago

wow51ReplyView more comments#23 

Wife Wanted A Dr Seuss Themed Nursery So I Built A Dr Seuss Bookshelf

Wife Wanted A Dr Seuss Themed Nursery So I Built A Dr Seuss Bookshelf

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Helen Haley1 month ago

I do like green shelves and nooks. I do like the way they look. I like them in a nursery, I like them on a balcony. I could and would with wavy wood decorate them festively.196ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#24 

So I Finished This Chair A Few Days Ago

So I Finished This Chair A Few Days Ago

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howohowo1 month ago

That looks so smooth! I didn’t know that it’s possible to make it really smooth39ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#25 

I Carved A Wooden Octopus Who Looks Like He’s Scared Of Swimming

I Carved A Wooden Octopus Who Looks Like He's Scared Of Swimming

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Raine Soo1 month ago

Octopus adorabilis is the actual name of a species of cute octopuses. They are also know as flapjack octopuses.79ReplyView More Replies…View more comments

Scott says that attending a local craft fair feels like walking through a real life Etsy store, where you find rows upon rows of woodworkers set up. “The turnout of both buyers and sellers would not be as big as it is without the growth in popularity within woodworking,” he concludes.#26 

Really Happy With The Way This Live Edge Elm Table Turned Out As You Can See On My Face

Really Happy With The Way This Live Edge Elm Table Turned Out As You Can See On My Face

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chaitu cherry1 month ago

hahahahahahahaah the cat behind him draws my attention more……..58ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#27 

Archway A Coworker And I Trimmed Out Recently. Painted Picture At The End

Archway A Coworker And I Trimmed Out Recently. Painted Picture At The End

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howohowo1 month ago

Looks like something you’d see in a really fancy hotel!51ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#28 

My First Woodworking Project. A Fire Rack To Display All Of My Hot Sauces!

My First Woodworking Project. A Fire Rack To Display All Of My Hot Sauces!

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Helen Haley1 month ago

That’s fire.3ReplyView more comments#29 

This Will Go Down As One Of The Coolest Builds I’ve Ever Done. Wine Barrel Wine Cellar

This Will Go Down As One Of The Coolest Builds I’ve Ever Done. Wine Barrel Wine Cellar

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Znaya1 month ago

This is very cool, you can only go up from here! It has to be bigger and better 3ReplyView more comments#30 

My Mom Died From Cancer, But Before She Passed She Asked Me To Make Her Urn. We Would Jokingly Refer To It As Her Death Box. She Was A Strong Woman

My Mom Died From Cancer, But Before She Passed She Asked Me To Make Her Urn. We Would Jokingly Refer To It As Her Death Box. She Was A Strong Woman

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Demongrrrrl1 month ago

Such a beautiful memorial for her!16ReplyView more comments

When you think of it, it’s never been easier to start woodworking. “Gone are the days where people became interested in woodworking because they watched their grandfather working in his shop.”

The sources on the internet for learning to work the wood are endless, and there is surely something for both beginners and already advanced wood artists.#31 

Made A Coffee Table. I Think The Proportions Are Perfect

Made A Coffee Table. I Think The Proportions Are Perfect

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Michelle Muirhead1 month ago

ha, ha>4ReplyView more comments#32 

End Grain Cutting Board Made From 157 Pieces Of Black Walnut, Birdseye Maple, And Padauk

End Grain Cutting Board Made From 157 Pieces Of Black Walnut, Birdseye Maple, And Padauk

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Raine Soo1 month ago

Again, display purposes only.1ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#33 

Girlfriend Wanted A ‘My Secret Wood’ Ring, So 10 Failed Rings Later, I Made One Just How I Pictured It

Girlfriend Wanted A 'My Secret Wood' Ring, So 10 Failed Rings Later, I Made One Just How I Pictured It

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Jamziee1 month ago(edited)

Dang, that’s awesome! Looks so magical! This SHOULD BE HIGHER49ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#34 

First Attempts At LEGO Men. My Lab Is Showing Off Her Latest Creation Too

First Attempts At LEGO Men. My Lab Is Showing Off Her Latest Creation Too

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CATMONSTER20181 month ago

Now im curious… Can you actually take them apart?55ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#35 

My 14-Year Old Son Built This Coffee Table For His Sister And Her Boyfriend As A Christmas Gift. It Measures 28” X 42” And Is Made Of Red Oak With Red Oak Stain And Polyurethane Finish

My 14-Year Old Son Built This Coffee Table For His Sister And Her Boyfriend As A Christmas Gift. It Measures 28” X 42” And Is Made Of Red Oak With Red Oak Stain And Polyurethane Finish

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Nash Nopper1 month ago

WOW!42ReplyView more comments#36 

Who Told My Wife That I Could Make A Hand-Carved Solid Maple Dresser Before The Baby Came?!? I Did It, But Wow That Was More Work Than I Thought It Would Be

Who Told My Wife That I Could Make A Hand-Carved Solid Maple Dresser Before The Baby Came?!? I Did It, But Wow That Was More Work Than I Thought It Would Be

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Mimi7771 month ago

I love the pattern.8ReplyView more comments#37 

I Made Three Colorful Sharks In Wood With Epoxy Resin, Matte Finish

I Made Three Colorful Sharks In Wood With Epoxy Resin, Matte Finish

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Yettichild1 month ago

I love the tails.36ReplyView more comments#38 

Walnut And Oak Bunk Beds

Walnut And Oak Bunk Beds

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Judy Dunlevy1 month ago

Love the stairs instead of a ladder106ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#39 

A Rare Look At The Hobbit As A Minimalist Movie Poster Made From 8 Different Woods. I’m Going On An Adventure!

A Rare Look At The Hobbit As A Minimalist Movie Poster Made From 8 Different Woods. I’m Going On An Adventure!

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eleni1 month ago

perfect!!! and the colours of the woods3ReplyView more comments#40 

Library I Did. There Are Many Leather Bound Books, And It Smells Of Rich Mahogany

Library I Did. There Are Many Leather Bound Books, And It Smells Of Rich Mahogany

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sturmwesen1 month ago

Why would one use tropic woods just to paint them white?120ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#41 

Finally Got Around To Finishing My First Real Desk, I’m Super Proud

Finally Got Around To Finishing My First Real Desk, I’m Super Proud

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Antonia1 month ago

pretty and practical !4ReplyView more comments#42 

Dresser I Made

Dresser I Made

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Judy Dunlevy1 month ago

One of a kind, beautiful workmanship38ReplyView more comments#43 

Boat I Made In My Garage. Plans Are From Glen-L Boat Plans. This Is The “Squirt” 10 Footer. Took Me 2 Years To Make. I Had A Blast Making It

Boat I Made In My Garage. Plans Are From Glen-L Boat Plans. This Is The "Squirt" 10 Footer. Took Me 2 Years To Make. I Had A Blast Making It

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Brigs1 month ago

Wow, that is beautiful!46ReplyView more comments#44 

I Made An Inexpensive Desk

I Made An Inexpensive Desk

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Sandra1 month ago

Omg that looks just awsome!!!37ReplyView more comments#45 

My Attempt At The Mountain Napkin Holder. It’s A Nice Project To Use Up Some Scraps

My Attempt At The Mountain Napkin Holder. It's A Nice Project To Use Up Some Scraps

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howohowo1 month ago

We need this in every restaurant44ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#46 

I Made A Walnut Coffee Bar

I Made A Walnut Coffee Bar

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Sue Hazlewood1 month ago

Now this I could use in my kitchen, but not for coffee LOL26ReplyView more comments#47 

I Made A 600 LED Programmable Infinity Mirror Coffee Table!

I Made A 600 LED Programmable Infinity Mirror Coffee Table!

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howohowo1 month ago

I need give me55ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#48 

1yr Later, Finally Finished My First Table

1yr Later, Finally Finished My First Table

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Anggi Santika1 month ago

And a baby1ReplyView more comments#49 

Rocket By Me

Rocket By Me

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Couldnt_Find_A_Good_Name1 month ago

OH. MY. GOD!!!49ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#50 

Tried My Hand At Woodworking And Made Some Dining Table Benches

Tried My Hand At Woodworking And Made Some Dining Table Benches

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howohowo1 month ago

I love that style31ReplyView more comments

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