Wooden automobile replicas are nothing new to us here at Engine1. However, most of the wooden model vehicles we’ve seen so far are supercars, sports cars, and even historic icons.
This time, however, YouTube wood art has chosen the Toyota Camry as the face of its latest project. As you know, the Camry has been America’s best-selling sedan for two decades, making this carpentry practically automotive art for the masses.
But that didn’t mean it was any easier than other jobs we’ve seen on this channel. As this eighth generation model (internally coded XV70) is the sportiest Camry to date, you can imagine the multitude of chiseled lines and curves used on the scale model.
As seen in the video at the top of this page, the process was tedious. The front and rear fascias featured many details, such as the mesh grille and other non-straight lines, which the artist was able to capture in his work. We really like the moving parts involved, such as the doors, hood, trunk, side mirrors and wheels. Even the interior received a detailed representation, as well as the front and rear suspension and the steering mechanism.
It took the artist 35 consecutive days to complete the project. Using a type of wood called Fokieni, he used various processes to complete the work, including hand carving, machine cutting, and other woodworking tools.
If this cabinetmaking interests you, know that the artist sells his craftsmanship. We suspect you can also commission a specific work from him, although we don’t have any price information. You can contact the artist by sending an email to [email protected].