Super Mario Made From Wood. Pixel by Pixel

Although tedious, this was a fun woodworking project. Like many I grew up playing Super Mario Bros. on the NES and I still find myself playing once in a while as an adult. I’ve made this once before a few years ago before I was making videos and thought I’d recreate it to show how it’s done. I’m using three different species of wood for the three colors of Mario. Hard maple, walnut and mahogany are used for the skin color, shirt and overalls. Each piece is a 1” x 1” square glued to a piece of baltic birch plywood with CA glue. To give each piece more definition I chamfered the edges on my disc sander. The frame made from walnut measures 27” x 27” square and also has a matching chamfer.

Tools and supples used in this woodworking project