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The Best Table Ever

A farmer in Cambridgeshire, England, discovered a massive 44-foot-long oak log in a peat bog last February. The wood had been perfectly preserved for 5,000 years! Cabinet makers Adamson and Low specialize in processing bog wood, and recognized that this one is special, and made special plans for it. Besides, bog oak is beautiful and historical, [...]

The Twelfth Doctor

The good news is that he’s finally a ginger. He’s also bouncy. Bouncing is cool. Nerdache Cakes made this cake showing Tigger and Piglet battling for the future of the Hundred Acre Wood. Link -via Nerd Bastards

Marilyn Sunderlin’s Amazing Gourds

Marilyn Sunderlin, an artist in Utah, takes dried gourds and turns them into colorful sculptures: I carve the gourds with a high-speed carving/engraving tool that is powered by compressed air, which I purchased from Profitable Hobbies for the fine detail carving. I purchased the Optima II Plus carving tool from Treeline (The Woodcarvers Specialist), for larger [...]

The 10 Most Beautiful Libraries in the United States

We already looked at libraries in all the major continents, but there were so many great ones in the United States that the article featuring libraries in North America had to leave many beautiful buildings out. Now’s the time to share some of the stunning libraries that might not make it in the top 10 [...]

A Wooden Adding Machine

When I want to add two numbers, I use a calculator. Made of metal. But if you’re the awesome woodworker Matthias Wandel, you build a binary adding machine out of wood, then drop marbles into it in order to get your result. BEHOLD, THE WOODEN ADDING MACHINE: My favorite part is when he [...]

Curtain Door

Hello Neatoramanauts, look at your front door, now back to this one. Now back at your front door. Now back to this. Sadly, your front door isn’t the Curtain Door, designed by architectural firm Matharoo Associates [...]

Beautifully Sculpted Portal Gun

Duncan Shirah makes amazing sculptures, usually out of wood and metal. This 1:1 scale Portal gun is perfect for steampunk adventures. Be sure to check out Shirah’s website, where there’s also a heroic Adventure Time bronze sculpture. Link | Artist’s Website

The Pooping Duck Automaton

More than two centuries ago, French engineer Jacques Vaucanson built the Digesting Duck automaton, a mechanical duck that could eat and digest grains, and then … poop them out! The 18th century was the golden [...]

Honest and Creepy, Satire and Homage: Grant Wood’s American Gothic

Getty Images No American artwork has been parodied more than American Gothic. Zombies, dogs, Beavis and Butt-Head, the Muppets, Lego figures, and even Nicole Richie and Paris Hilton have taken a turn with the pitchfork. But the painting itself is no joke—American Gothic is as recognizable as the Mona Lisa and The Scream. During the Great Depression, [...]

Sonic Screwdriver Wedding Bouquet

A sonic screwdriver won’t work on wood, but it can do everything else at a wedding, from cutting the cake to officiating. Snarkbat’s turned into a bouquet made from the pages of a Sherlock Holmes story. Link | Photo: Stephanie Jones Photography