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Super Wood

Designers are attracting attention using wood in heavy duty applications

Implications - While a few decades ago, people were predicting space-ship-like vehicles in the new millennium, some designers are blasting back to the past for their design inspiration. The use of wood brings back nostalgia for wood-paneled station wagons, but the sleekness of these supercar bodies keeps them modern.
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World's First Wooden Supercar
World's First Wooden Supercar
The Splinter
I don't think we will ever see those supercars around, but it is still a unique and innovative car. American designer, Joe Harmon, 27, started the project with other students at North Carolina State University… MORE
Reclaimed Wood Vehicles
Reclaimed Wood Vehicles
Diederick Kraaijeveld's Wood Cars
Diederick Kraaijeveld is a self-taught artist who makes cars out of salvaged wood. Kraaijeveld's cars measure approximately 50 inches and are made of wood he finds during traveling throughout Holland and… MORE
Wooden Cars II
Wooden Cars II
Opel Car Actually Drives
Seemingly inspired by The Splinter's wooden concept, a Russian guy transformed his ordinary Opel car into an amazing piece-of-art. A piece of art that you can drive! The guy did an amazing job. Look at… MORE
Handmade Wooden Car
Handmade Wooden Car
Tryane II
The Tryane II car is the creation of Mr. Friend Wood who spent almost 2,000 hours of work on it. The car weighs 900 pounds (408 kg) is capable of hitting a top speed of 100mph (160 km/h). "I measured… MORE
Ferrari F50 Boat
Ferrari F50 Boat
The Only Ferrari You Can Drive in Venice
Livio De Marchi is a reputed woodworker in Venice, Italy. And he is the only man known in the world able to drive a Ferrari F50 in the channels of Venice. Can you believe this? The trick is that he sculpted… MORE
Dual Body Wooden Cars
Dual Body Wooden Cars
2 in 1 Convertible Coupe
An Ukrainian designer named Vasily Lazarenko gave up his regular job to build an ingenious wooden car, a projet that took 1.5 years to complete. What makes this car so unique is that, in addition to being… MORE

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