Raw wood (i.e. as it comes from the tree) gives a nice, rustic aspect to objects made with it. It's cheap, easy to find, and easy to use.
In this instructable I'll show you how to make wood stuff by using wood directly collected from the ground (that is, died branches) and cortex (dead tree skin). The idea is to show you basic tips, convince you that you can do great things with no prior knowledge about woodworking, and provide some motivating examples.
If you want to do real woodwork and you're a beginner, check Some Basic Woodwork Skills
, an instructable by Nachimir.
During the slides you'll see a few projects I've done so far:
- a test tube rack (in which I store species to cook with) using some cortex I found in an eucalipto forest (pic below) Can you tell me what's the name of that in english??? Is it "tube holder"???
- a table for "picadas" (in Argentina, a set of chopped salami, ham, and cheese, plus some bread and pickles, which are ingested right before lunch, usually before barbecue)
- a digital photo frame
- a rustic lamp (sorry, coming soon!)
- a spoon (sorry, coming soon!)
- a seat for my garden
- a plants holder
- my "real fake tree"
This instructable is in memory of my mom's father, a woodworker whose tools I inherited and I use sometimes.