Mobile solar kiln protects lumber from insects and water damage
A homesteader Nathan Brown from North Carolina, USA, was tired of powder-post beetles destroying the lumber he laid out to air dry, so he decided to build a solar kiln.
Building an Aspen Timber Octagonal House in Finland
A Finnish entrepreneur John Ujanen applied paradoxes of octagonal geometry and built a super-efficient octagonal house from aspen timber.
The Building of Noah's Ark
One of Wood-Mizer’s smallest sawmills was used to cut 50% of the timber for the world’s largest freestanding timber frame structure – a Biblically-sized reconstruction of Noah’s Ark.
Traditional bells sound better thanks to oak yokes and belfries
How to get the best sound out of a church bell? German experts with 300-year of experience claim it takes great skill and something more - a yoke from oak wood!
Handcrafting Zen Chairs in Japan
At the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan, world-renowned woodworker Tak Yoshino creates custom, handcrafted chairs that promote proper and healthy posture through the practice of Zen. As a result of his chairs receiving worldwide acclaim and an increasing number of woodworkers learning Japanese carpentry from Tak, he is currently building a woodworking school with sustainably harvested timber from his own forest.
From Ice Cubes to Ice Hotels – A Norwegian Ice Cutter Modernizes a Traditional Art Form
Thomas Orderud, owner and operator of DesignIce, started harvesting ice from a local lake in Southeastern Norway about 15 years ago. Today Thomas can supply “everything from ice cubes to ice hotels” from his frosty 400 square meter workshop. Even in the winter he keeps the temperature at a steady -5 degrees Celcius (23 degrees Fahrenheit) so his 500-600 ton stock of ice blocks stay frozen solid.