Wooden Cameras Made From Recycled Wood

Wooden Cameras Made From Recycled Wood

What comes to mind when need to design a bulletin board layout with the theme of “memories”?   For me it was photos and a camera.  During the course of laying out the bits and pieces that would make up the camera, I found several possible shapes for the cameras, so I made 5 instead of just 1.

Upcycled Wooden Cameras

Upcycled Wooden Cameras

After gathering various pieces and parts I thought might work, I started laying them out to see what would work where.  Holes were drilled in the top of each camera and bullet casings were inserted as shutter buttons.  The tall camera got a piece of a dowel for it’s shutter button.

Upcycled Wooden Camera

On the tall black camera you will find a glass globe from some landscape lighting that no longer worked, a couple of game pieces, rusted washers, piece of horse tack, a metal strip with numbers stamped in it from a shipping container, and a metal antique tag on a ball chain.  I tend to hang onto interesting bits and pieces just for occasions like this.

These cameras were made with only 2 straight cuts and a few circle cuts for the lenses in this whole process.  I was able to pick up pieces of wood from the shop floor and from the trash box.

Upcycled Wooden Camera

Upcycled Wooden Camera

Upcycled Wooden Camera

Upcycled Wooden Camera

Upcycled Wooden Camera

This little white camera has a bullet casing for the shutter release, a strip of leather, a fancy washer with an upholstery tack inside it, part of a pen blank (my husband turns pens), a piece of purple heart for the flash cube, and a float from the carburetor on my husband’s Harley, along with a couple clear scrapbook embellishments.

Upcycled wooden camera

Upcycled Wooden Camera

This rustic camera was the one that I had in my mind to begin with.  The others just sort of fell into place.  Nothing was cut for this, the pieces were all found.  It has a bullet casing for the shutter button, some kind of a very used grinding disc, and a slice of Purple Heart from a pen blank.

Upcycled Wooden Camera

 Nothing was cut for this camera either.  Everything was found and they include, a bullet casing for the shutter button, an old light bulb, a black disc from packaging, a black bead, a clear dot scrapbook embellishment, an earring, a charm from a bracelet, a rubber gasket, a flat battery and a flat bottomed marble.  Whew!  I think that’s all.

Upcycled Wooden Camera

Faux Camera Flash

I dug this packaging out of the trash in the shop because I thought it looked pretty cool.  It’s original purpose was for a router bit, but I am using it as a more dramatic faux flash.  The antique flash cube came from my parents house.

Upcycled Wooden Camera

This camera has the only piece of wood that had to be cut in the whole project besides the circles for the lenses.  The piece that had to be cut was the one on top and that was only to angle the sides.  It has a bullet casing for the shutter button, a rusted washer, a piece of an old earring, a silver washer and a metal piece from a 3.5″ floppy disc.

Wooden Cameras Displayed

The thing that started the whole project was for a display for a Ladies Day our church was hosting and the theme was “Memories”.  The event has come and gone but the cameras are now displayed in our home.

So what do you think of the Wooden Cameras Made From Recycled Wood?

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  1. These camera’s are just too clever! I love these!

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    Vee Reply:

    Thank you so much! They are very addicting once you get started. Finally a place for all the bits and pieces I’ve been hoarding.
    Thanks for your comment.

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