A Journey Through the Remarkable Creation of a Wooden Tesla Cybertruck
In a stunning display of craftsmanship and attention to detail, a Vietnamese woodworking team has masterfully created a running replica of the Tesla Cybertruck, entirely from wood. This exquisite project took a total of 100 days to complete, showcasing not just the team’s woodworking skills, but also their ability to incorporate functional elements into their creation.
Building the Cybertruck Foundation
The project embarked on a journey with a solid foundation, utilizing a steel and aluminum frame. This served as the basis for the rolling chassis, which was equipped with a fully operational suspension system, steering mechanism, and disc brakes.
The artists went the extra mile by integrating a working electric powertrain, complete with a small motor and a set of batteries, ensuring that this wooden replica was not just for show, but could actually traverse the roads.
The Art of Woodworking
As the project progressed, the team transitioned to using wood, meticulously covering the entire frame with wooden panels. Each panel was expertly cut and measured to replicate the distinct rough and sharp angles of the real Tesla Cybertruck.
Remarkably, the wooden replica appeared to have fewer panel gaps, suggesting that wood might surprisingly be a superior material for build quality, comparable to “Lego and soda cans.”
The team’s attention to detail did not stop at the exterior. They adorned the vehicle with wooden wheel covers and gave the wooden exterior a glossy finish, thanks to a generous layer of varnish.
They did not overlook the interior and functional aspects of the vehicle, incorporating working doors, side mirrors, seats, wipers, and even the iconic Tesla yoke steering wheel, all crafted from wood. To complete the look, they added an acrylic roof to simulate the sunroof found on the actual Cybertruck.
A Test Drive to Remember
In the concluding part of their video featured on the ND-Woodworking Art YouTube channel, the team took the wooden Cybertruck for a spin, showcasing its operational capabilities. With a wooden ATV in tow, driven by the woodworking YouTuber’s son, the vehicle gracefully maneuvered through a city drive, keeping pace with a camera car and proving that this wooden marvel was not just a static display.
While the wooden Cybertruck is not to scale with the actual vehicle, being closer in size to a Mitsubishi Mirage hatchback, it stands as a testament to the woodworking team’s skill and dedication.
This project joins the ranks of other impressive creations by the ND-Woodworking Art team, including a wooden Ford F-150 Raptor and a miniature Ferrari GTO 250, further establishing their channel as a hub for extraordinary woodworking artistry.
The wooden Tesla Cybertruck replica is a remarkable feat, seamlessly blending the worlds of automotive design and woodworking craftsmanship. To watch the full journey of this incredible creation, visit the ND-Woodworking Art YouTube channel.