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Carpenter Toader Sorea Installing Walnut Floor

Carpenter Built Walnut Hardwood Flooring from Scraps

When we look at beautiful photos of the interiors of houses, rarely do we spot all the effort that went into it. The truth is that beautiful and truly personalised interiors can only be...
Wooden Wheel Craft Wheelwright Popescu Vasile Chiriacut

Highly Skilled Craft of a Wooden Wheel – VIDEO

You may not believe it now, when we are faster than ever, more comfortable, and can travel longer distances than barely a hundred years ago, a handful of specialized craftsmen would spend days on...
Ursachi Daniel

Reclaimed Wood From Old Romanian Houses Is Given a New Life

Decades after the fall of communism in Romania, a vast majority of the historic houses have been destroyed. In haste to transform a traditional society into an urban, industrial society, valuable cultural goods had...
installing wood shingles roofing

Making and Installing Wood Shingles in Romanian Crafts Village – VIDEO

Carpenter Iosif Cîrstean Had Split Wood Shingles With Hand Tools, Then Installed Them Onto a Tree House Since we started this blog, I get a lot of people asking if there’s any place in...
Woodturning Captive Ring Goblet Sorin Boicu

Woodturning a Captive Ring Goblet

From carving rustic furniture, woodturning kitchen utensils, and making wooden house models out of hundreds of small pieces of wood, to massive works made out of logs, such as swings, verandas, fences, and porch...
Woodworking Craftsman

Woodworking Craftsman Builds Rustic Stool With Hand Tools

This is the village of Iaslovăț, a village of high standards with respect to the virtue of diligence, for diligence is the most crucial trait of the people from Iaslovăț. Add talent and skills...
Making roof shingles

Making Roof Shingles With Hand Tools

Have you ever admired the old houses covered with shingles from an open-air village museum? Well, those shingles were most likely hand-split piece by piece in a small carpentry workshop from the village of...
hazel basket weaving basket Weaver Mircea Cordoș

Hazel Basket Weaving From Start to Finish

While in Breb, it was curious to see villagers trotting down the road with hazel pack baskets on their backs. One woman had it stuffed with groceries, another was carrying her freshly picked nettles...
fulling wool in fulling mill Maramureș

The Complete Process of Fulling Wool With VIDEO

The day was here at last! I was going to see a properly operating fulling mill in the locals’ backyard. This is something I’ve been meaning to show you for years. It was the...
Ioan Petric Woodworking Large Scale Porch Pole

Hitting The Woodworking Paradise With Impressive Wood Carvings!

This article features affiliate links, meaning we’ll earn a small commission if you purchase through these links. Please read our Privacy Policy for more details. Driven by the desire to step back in time, once more...
How to Make a Wooden Barrel

The Village Cooper Keeping History Alive in Pleșa, Suceava

This article features affiliate links, meaning we’ll earn a small commission if you purchase through these links. Please read our Privacy Policy for more details. Iosif Alexandrovici, the last cooper standing in Plesa village, once famed...
Beaded Embroidery Viorica Petrovan

The Love Of Beaded Embroidery Is Ingrained Into Her Soul

This article features affiliate links, meaning we’ll earn a small commission if you purchase through these links. Please read our Privacy Policy for more details. Affiliate links Buy Beading Beads at Amazon Wide Range of Beading...
Loading The Kiln For Firing Black Pottery

Black Pottery Center With 200 Years History: Marginea, Romania

This article features affiliate links, meaning we’ll earn a small commission if you purchase through these links. Please read our Privacy Policy for more details. Children’s merry voices echoed around as they got off the school...
pelt tanning in romanian tannery

Pelt Tanning in Romanian Traditional Tannery

This article features affiliate links, meaning we’ll earn a small commission if you purchase through these links. Please read our Privacy Policy for more details. Nestled among the Bukovina Ridge, seven kilometers away from Gura Humorului,...
Horse Harness With Brass Ornaments

Horse Harness Making With Brass Ornaments in Rural Leather Workshop

This article features affiliate links, meaning we’ll earn a small commission if you purchase through these links. Please read our Privacy Policy for more details. Handmade horse harness making from 100% Romanian leather, locally tanned In...
glazing ceramic pots in furnace

Pottery Making – From Digging to Processing Clay, Wheel Throwing and Burning Ceramic

This article features affiliate links, meaning we’ll earn a small commission if you purchase through these links. Please read our Privacy Policy for more details. Over the years, Marginea has seen the commune’s ceramic industry develop...