Reclaimed Wood Periodic Words

created by

Lis Bokt

$20.00 $ 9.99

created by

Lis Bokt

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Don't know radium from radon? You don't need a PhD in chemistry to love these periodic words wood carvings. Great for any science teacher or enthusiast, these wooden blocks use the symbols and atomic numbers of elements from the periodic table to spell they words they contain. Made from unused plywood leftovers, these periodic words are also eco-friendly, as they use wood that would have been otherwise thrown away. Whether in your living room or secret chemistry lab, these carvings make a quirky and fun decoration for any space. Handmade by Lis Bokt in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Element combinations spell the following word options:
Inspire 13.13" W x 4" T x .75" D
Teacher 11" W x 4" T x .75" D
Think 11" W x 4" T x .75" D
Nerdy8.75" W x 4" T x .75" D

Lis is the sort of person who can’t decide if she is an artist first, or a scientist first. She’s both, and approaches everything with that viewpoint. Her art tends to be a little nerdy, and her industrial projects are usually at least a little artistic. One of her favourite things is bridging the gap between things “that are just cool” and science. This manifests itself in a myriad of ways: using tools and equipment to do woodworking that are generally reserved for large, industrial applications; making art that is exceptionally awesome but uses an algorithm instead of random lines and patterns; woodworking that takes the greatest advantage of grain and nature to showcase the beauty that nature gave us. Not wanting to be limited to any one genre, Lis likes to work in a little bit of everything. Woodworking, metalworking, sewing - the world is simply a giant array of things waiting to be made. Fabrication is her heart and soul, and during the day she spends her time helping people learn how to build things, how to build things better, and how to have a direct impact on the world around you by making the things you need. She finds that helping empower people to make things is the only thing more enjoyable than actually making things herself. Currently residing in Grand Rapids, Michigan - a city often known as “the furniture capital of the world”, she does not have a lot of spare time between teaching and building. In those precious off hours, she can be found travelling the globe, taking photographs and running marathons (sometimes all three at once).

Handmade Recycled Made in the USA
Made from
cherry plywood
8.75" to 13.13" W x 4" T x .75" D
Best out of direct sunlight, dust and clean with damp cloth if needed.
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Most of our items are in stock and will ship quickly. Orders for in-stock items placed before 5pm ET Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays, will ship in the US:
Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.

Please note the Reclaimed Wood Periodic Words have been discontinued. When each word sells out, it will no longer be available and will be removed from the drop down. At this time, Nerdy is the only style available.

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Great teacher gift


from Long Island, NY

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My step daughter who is a chemistry loved this item. It sits proudly on her desk in her classroom!

Thanks Uncommon Goods for really unique gifts!

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