This awesome video shows furniture maker extraordinaire Mike Jarvi creating one of his signature steamed-wood benches from a single slab of wood. The video documents the several-month-long process, from chainsawing the log to finishing the bench. Great filmmaking and soundtrack, too. Rock n’ roll woodworking! [Thanks, Eric!]

Mike Jarvi

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy person’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

  • jstack

    This man is my hero!!

  • GuyInMilwaukee

    Woodworking porn. Beautiful project.
    That said… I’d much rather have a voice-over explaining each step than the music track.

  • Alan Parekh

    What a great video showing this amazing process. I was initially thinking this was a few pieces of bent wood glued in place.

  • jimofoz

    This was one of the best DIY videos I’ve seen. Great way to make a bench. Details aren’t really needed – pretty straight forward technique (after several dozen tries anyway).