ND’s YouTube channel – Woodworking Art makes wood look like some kind of magic material that can turn into anything. In the skilled hands of an artist, thick blocks of wood are assembled and planed into all kinds of vehicles – from concept cars to tanks. The channel’s latest creation turns upside down one of the most luxurious brands on sale today – Rolls-Royce. And it’s not just any model. The channel made a special six-wheeled version that could be ridden.
Manufacturing started simple, with the floor cut to shape and reinforced with a metal chassis. Rolls-Royce slowly came together, with the axles, electric motors and steering rack attached next. The body is slowly assembled with wooden blocks which need to be cut and shaved into shape. The hard, jagged edges of the wood slowly transform into soft curves and soft rolls, with the car’s silhouette shifting to resemble a modern Rolls-Royce. The upright hood, sturdy fenders and flat hood are quite visible, and the truncated greenhouse looks familiar.
Once the car was sculpted into the proper shape, the team started adding details. The cutouts give way to the headlights and taillights, while the bumper guards reinforce the exterior aesthetics of the vehicle. In and through the suicide door is a wooden center console with a working compartment door. It even has detailed wooden seats with removable seat brackets and headrests. The car has an elaborate dashboard with illuminated buttons, wooden vents and fake knobs.
The last part of the building adds a badge, a wheel logo, and a wooden version of the Spirit of Ecstasy Rolls statue above the protruding grille. The car even has a working trunk, with the video then showing the father and son duo heading to the market and buying flowers. They put it in the trunk.
ND’s YouTube channel – Woodworking Art is packed with videos of the various wooden buildings he has completed, many of which are large enough to engage adults and children alike. It’s easy to buy a plastic Jeep from the big-box store, but as we’ve seen over the last few years, kid-sized cars are more popular than ever.