First rolling off the line way back in 1934, a total of 11 generations have come and gone for the Chevy Suburban nameplate, with the current 12th generation arriving for the 2021 model year. That makes the Chevy Suburban the longest-running automobile nameplate in the world, not to mention the early forebear of the modern full-size SUV. Now, one talented woodworker is creating this ‘60s-era Chevy Suburban from scratch, as seen in the following video.
Clocking in at about 11 minutes, 20 seconds, the video was posted by the Awesome Woodcraft YouTube channel, and includes a step-by-step look at how this all-wood Chevy Suburban was brought to life. If you recognize the Awesome Woodcraft name, it may be because we’ve featured the channel’s content several times in the past, with previous projects including a Pontiac Firebird Trans Am, Cadillac Eldorado, and Chevy Silverado HD, among others.
Now, the talented hands at Awesome Woodcraft are putting together this model Chevy Suburban, starting with a trace outline of the profile. The body is sanded and chiseled away to create the curves and lines of the classic SUV, with considerations made for the doors, hood, and rear end, all of which will feature special articulation to reveal lovely little Easter eggs throughout.
As always, the front end looks to be particularly tricky, with a bevy of small little design details, such as the grille, the bumper, and the headlights. Notably, the builder also creates a custom little V8 engine, complete with cylinder heads and an air cleaner. The V8 is joined by a radiator and a hood prop as well. The surprises continue inside the cabin, where we find a dash, seats, pedal box, and steering column. The rear doors open freely. Final touches include a nice silver finish for the wheel centers, the bumpers, and the side trim.
Putting it all together, this wooden Chevy Suburban model is quite impressive. Check it out for yourself in the video below: