04 Jan '12, 2pm

Condemned Urban Trees Transformed into Incredible Custom Wooden Bikes (Video)

Condemned Urban Trees Transformed into Incredible Custom Wooden Bikes (Video)

There's no doubt that we have a definite soft spot for wooden bicycles , but these hand-crafted bikes made from condemned city trees give these otherwise stylish bikes a more poignant history than you might imagine. Made by San Francisco-based carpenters Bill Holloway and Mauro Hernandez of Masterworks Woodworking , the material for these beautiful vehicles come from 'unsafe' trees that have met an untimely end -- often from family properties, now inherited by grown children who remember playing in them. Urban Tree to Bicycle from Spots Unknown on Vimeo . The point, says Holloway, is to keep the cherished tree alive, even as it's condemned: With the urban wood, we know where it comes from, and we know a bit of the history of the tree so you get a story with it. [The grown children] remember playing in that tree in the yard as a kid and you know, now their parents have pass...

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