admin on September 3, 2009
This beautiful furniture is hand carved by Dilo Marcio Fernandino from Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil .
In his creation only hand tools were used, except for the large board sawing.
His workshop is really small that’s why he focuses on woodcarving and building not so big cabinets in a unique style, the Brazilian colonial Baroque.
If You interested in reading whole his amateur woodcarver story then You can read his article published in
And more of his work can be seen on his website
Update from May 02. 2010
Dilo Marcio Fernandino had his first solo exhibition in Belo Horizonte, Brazil in February 2010 and TV Globo featured his work and interview during a program on April 3, 2010. Here is a video of the interview.
The transcript of the audio translated into English can be found HERE
admin on September 2, 2009
You know you’re a woodworker if/when:
1. You reach into your pocket for keys and pull out a handfull of sawdust along with them.
2. You ask the neighbor for his used fence boards because you can make something out of them.
3. You buy something just so you can tear it apart to see how it was made and then insist on making one just like it (only better).
4. You carefully debate (with your self) over which pieces of wood from the scrap bin are actually lowly enough to be used for a sacrificial backer board when drilling.
5. You keep telling people that Titebond II is the greatest invention ever.
6. It’s easier/faster to pick up a new speed square, tape measure, pencil, etc…. next time you go out, than to find yours , even though you “just had it.”
7. You overhead a co-worker mention they just took down (or will be taking down) a tree. and you immediately ask if you can have it. Thinking, worst case, at least you’ll have some firewood.
admin on September 2, 2009
Some examples for finest woodworking by
Dissidi , cabinet maker from Paris, France. He specializes in the restoration and reproduction of antique furniture and museum copies.
Much more extraordinary samples of craftsmanship are on
admin on September 1, 2009
As its my first post and for readers it will be my oldest post , I start whit introducing the world’s oldest workable wood , its called Ancient Kauri.
Every tree grew for at least 1,200 years and after that preserved underground for 50,000 years .
All about Ancient Kauri wood , where its found , where You can buy it and etc. can be found on their web page :
And now some pictures , what the Ancient Kauri wood looks like .
Ancient Kauri slab
and 40 foot long table from it
40 foot long table
Ancient Kauri couches
Ancient Kauri couch
Ancient kauri table made by Carrie Minikel
Ancient Kauri table