Wooden Volkswagen Beetle Consumes 50,000 Oak Pieces

By Rich Christianson | Posted: 05/11/2014 12:59PM


Usually wood and beetle in the same sentence in not a good thing. Think pesky, menacing tree-killing bugs like the Mountain Pine Beetle, Asian Long-Horned Beetle and Emerald Ash Borer.

But Momir Bojic's wooden Volkswagen beetle is nothing to fear. In fact it gives cause to celebrate the beauty of wood and beetle "living' in harmony.

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A retiree of Volkswagen who lives in Bosnia, Bojic and his wife spent an intensive 18 months giving a 1975 Volkswagen Beetle a wooden makeover. The finished product of this labor of love consumed some 50,000 tiny pieces of oak for everything from the body to the dashboard, steering wheel, gas and break pedals, windshield wipers and dashboard.


About the Author

Rich Christianson

Rich Christianson is Associate Publisher and Editor at Large of Woodworking Network. During his 25+ years covering the wood products industry, Rich has toured hundreds of manufacturing plants throughout North America, Europe and Asia. His reporting has covered everything from the state of the industry and impact of wood imports to technology and environmental issues. In his current capacity he is responsible for editing the daily Woodworking Network Update newsletter and coordinating events including the annual Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo and Canada’s biennial Woodworking Machinery & Supply Expo. He can be contacted at rchristianson@woodworkingnetwork.com or follow him on Google+.

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