From mundane everyday objects to unique creations, these record breaking objects are sure to astonish. Without further ado, here are 10 more record breaking objects that are made from wood.
10. Longest Wooden Chain
Made from a single spruce tree trunk, the longest wooden chain measures in at approximately 835 feet. The wooden chain is made up of 1,506 wooden linking rings. The original spruce tree trunk which the chain is composed of measured approximately 111 feet.
Creator: Peter Gwerder
9. Sakyamuni Pagoda
Standing at approximately 220 feet high, the Sakyamuni Pagoda is the tallest wooden pagoda in the world. This is a stunning feat due to the pagoda being built in 1056. The Sakyamuni Pagoda stands on a stone base and has five levels.
Creator: Yingxian, China
8. Tallest Tower Made From Wooden Blocks
Made from 9,834 Kapla toy planks, this tower stands at approximately 60 feet high. It took the team who built it 16 hours to construct it. The structure was built near a climbing wall where Frederic Martin and his team took turns ascending and descending the wall to carefully assemble his design.
Creator: Frederic Martin
7. Longest Wooden Toy Train Track
In commemoration of Arup's 50th year in the Midlands, the approximately 11,141 foot was built by Arup Midlands and Bigjigs Toys. It’s said that it took three hours to build the track and an additional hour to push a train along the track. The commemorative track was built to surpass the previous record of 8,448 feet.
Creator: Arup Midlands & Bigjig Toys
6. Largest Wooden Walking Cane
Achieved by Dalmacio Fernández Heras, the largest wooden walking cane measures in at approximately 20 feet long. Heras is also notable for achieving the record title of “largest collection of wooden walking canes.”
Creator: Dalmacio Fernandez Heras
5. Longest Wooden Carving
The longest wooden carving in the world is approximately 47 feet. The feat was achieved by two sculptors, Robert Wyskiel and Miasto Hel. The wooden carvings depict scenes from the poem “Rzepka.”
Creator: Robert Wyskiel & Miasto Hel
4. Oldest Wooden Vat
Originally owned by Ulrich, Duke of Württemberg, Riesenfass is the oldest surviving wooden vat. The vat has been passed down through generations of Württemberg royalty. As of 2017, Riesenfass is now owned by the state of Baden-Württemberg.
Creator: Tübingen, Germany
3. Largest Wooden Coat Hanger
Built by H&M Philippines, the largest coat hanger comes in at approximately 50 feet. The wooden coat hanger was constructed to commemorate the first H&M clothing store to open in Cebu City.
2. Smallest Wooden Spoon
Measuring in at 0.18 inches long, the smallest wooden spoon is even smaller than an ant. Gummadidhala, the spoon’s creator, surpassed the previous record of 0.27 inches by shaving off 0.09 inches.
Creator: Gowrishankar Gummadidhala
1. Largest Wooden Sculpture
Measuring in at approximately 47 feet long, 16 feet high, and 13 feet wide, the Oriental Lion was carved by the Chinese architect, Dengding Rui Yao, and his team of 20 twenty sculptors. The wooden sculpture took three years to complete and was carved from a single single redwood tree trunk.
Creator: Dengding Rui Yao
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