Click above for a gallery of the handmade wooden Vespa

Admittedly, we're a bit short on details as to what's powering this particular scooter, but that's likely not nearly as noteworthy or as interesting as what the machine itself is made of. Wood, sometimes referred to as nature's composite, may seem like an odd choice of materials from which to craft a vehicle, but perhaps it's not such a bad idea. After all, all manner of transportation devices have been hewn from fallen trees in the past, such as sailing ships, airplanes and even automobiles (in fact, some cars from Morgan still employ wooden bits in their construction). And, in the case of this Vespa lookalike, the results most definitely speak for themselves. This is one seriously beautiful machine that was obviously assembled by true craftsmen. We'd hazard a guess that there's a 2-stroke powerplant lurking under the right-side cowl, but we're keen to forgive this particular machine that vice due to its amazing and unique construction. We doubt it sees many miles at any rate.

[Source: Carpenter Carlos Alberto via Boing Boing]

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