While the real Cybertruck has been plagued by costly production delays, one inventor managed to build a fully functional version of the Tesla vehicle in just 100 days.
The YouTube channel, ND – Woodworking Art, showcased the amazing skills of the man behind the channel. by building a wooden version of the Tesla vehicle that can drive on the road.
Starting with a simple metal frame, this video shows designer Truong Van Dao shaping and cutting wood panels to size to build the Cybertruck’s body. Except for the chassis and electronics, the vehicle is made entirely of wood, down to the carved hoods and adjustable wing mirrors.
In the footage, Mr Van Dao can even be seen loading the trunk with a wooden version of Tesla’s Cyberquad, a toy vehicle aimed at children. To create the car, Mr. Van Dao fitted wooden panels together to completely cover the metal frame, electric motor and batteries. He used pieces of polished dark wood for the interior of the car, while the exterior panels were made from a lighter shade of wood; giving his car a distinctive “Cybertruck” design. The footage also shows the process of carving the car’s steering wheel and wing mirrors from solid blocks of wood before attaching these functional moving parts to the car.
As a final touch, Mr. Van Dao adds functional lights that mimic those of the Cybertruck, even adding a glowing “X” logo on the side panel as a reference to Elon Musk’s recent rebranding of Twitter.
Despite the detailed design, the video makes the process look effortless as hundreds of wooden panels are unclipped and snapped into place. Not content with just the aesthetics, the footage then shows Mr. Van Dao taking his son for a ride in the newly built wooden vehicle.
Lowering the extended ramp from the back of the truck, he pulls out a wooden Cyberquad for his son to ride alongside.
Mr Van Dao, who describes his channel as a “father and son duo who make beautiful wooden cars”, ends the video with a message to Elon Musk.
“Dear Mr. Elon Musk,” writes Mr. Van Dao, “I am a passionate content creator with a deep love for wooden vehicles and immense admiration for both you and Tesla.”
“I am aware that Tesla has faced its share of challenges in bringing the Cybertruck to life. However, I maintain unwavering faith in your vision and Tesla’s capabilities. I am confident that this remarkable vehicle will ultimately succeed.”
Mr Van Dao adds that he hopes to one day gift this wooden cyber truck to Elon Musk and wishes him and Tesla “continued success”.