bosnian retiree hand-builds a wooden volkswagen beetle
 
bosnian retiree hand-builds a wooden volkswagen beetle bosnian retiree hand-builds a wooden volkswagen beetle
may 12, 2014

bosnian retiree hand-builds a wooden volkswagen beetle

bosnian retiree hand-builds a wooden volkswagen beetle
(above) image by dado ruvic / REUTERS

 

 

 

71-year-old bosnian retiree momir bojic has crafted a completely wooden volkswagen beetle exterior from over 50,000 pieces of hand-carved oak. almost every detail of the fully-functioning automobile — from the windshield wipers to the side view mirrors and tire spokes — have been intricately formed from the light brown wooden medium. driving it around the streets of his hometown near banja luka, bosnia with an all-oak steering wheel, bojic — clad in a matching wooden cap — and his completely bespoke cruiser certainly make a scene. you can see more about the project on international business times.

bosnian retiree hand-builds a wooden volkswagen beetle
momir bojic drives his fully-functioning wooden VW
image by dado ruvic / REUTERS

bosnian retiree hand-builds a wooden volkswagen beetle
cleaning some of the 50,000 shingles amassed for the design
image by dado ruvic / REUTERS

bosnian retiree hand-builds a wooden volkswagen beetle
oak details are featured throughout
image by dado ruvic / REUTERS

bosnian retiree hand-builds a wooden volkswagen beetle
even the spokes of the tires are fashioned from wood
image by dado ruvic / REUTERS

  • I was prepared to be impressed until I realized this gentleman simply covered a volkswagen beetle with wood. Check out Livio De Marchi for some truly inspiring work. http://www.craftsmanshipmuseum.com/images/DeMvw.jpg

    pushstick says:
  • Is it “made” of wood or is it “covered” in wood? I assume the second althgouth designboom title and text tells me otherwise.

    But awesome work… What a patience.

    what? says:
  • “has crafted a completely wooden volkswagen beetle exterior” sais it – but the title is misunderstanding.
    Nevertheless wonderful!

    Dirk16 says:

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