The SX-70 Wood Camera - Wenge / Purpleheart
Last year in 2020, we released the original SX-70 Wood Camera, made of exotic woods selected for their beauty and contrast. We were secretly also working on a second version of this eye-grabbing work of art.
This year, we're proud to introduce our very final Woodcraft - the SX-70 Wood Camera in Wenge and Purpleheart.
Our Master Wood Craftsman George is approaching 80 years old, and he has finally - and reluctantly - decided to close up his woodshop for good.
We selected the legendary Polaroid SX-70 for two reasons: its unique status as the first truly "instant" camera, and it's iconic geometric design, brought about by its ability to fold flat and fit into a coat pocket.
The SX-70 is one of the most elegant and beautiful cameras ever designed, and it merits a fitting tribute.
The SX-70 Wood Camera
Only 10 of these hand-crafted Wood SX-70 Cameras have been made.
Over 20 hours of work goes into making each one, with every single piece of wood cut, sanded, fitted, joined and finished by hand.
We sat down and carefully designed and prototyped multiple versions of this Wood Camera, before settling on the final design, which allows the storage of up to 40 Polaroid photographs.
Handcrafted in Philadelphia, this decorative wood box is the ultimate gift for the passionate instant film photographer who thinks they've seen it all.
Each SX-70 Wood Camera is made of 4 different types of wood from around the world, that were specially selected for their superior beauty and grain, and distinct contrast to each other.
- Viewfinder Cap: Wenge, Maple trim, Purpleheart base
- Main Body: Purpleheart with Maple trim
- Base: Maple
- Front: Maple with Purpleheart top bar
- Lens: Wenge
- Shutter Button: Purpleheart veneer
- Electric Eye: Black Walnut veneer
Each Camera comes with a unique edition number and storycard describing the types of wood used and how to properly care for this heirloom-quality gift.
See the Padauk / Black Walnut version of this camera.
About the Camera:
A special, limited-edition gift item for the instant photography connoisseur.
- Limited Edition - Only 10 made
- Hand-crafted in Philadelphia, USA in 2020
- Precise dimensional copy of Polaroid's original SX-70 Camera
- Internal compartment holds up to 40 Polaroid photographs
- Dimensions at widest point: 5.5" Tall x 4.25" Wide x 7.0" Deep
- Carefully finished with 5 layers of ultra-thin satin coating to protect and enhance the wood
- Natural wood & hand-crafted - each camera will have its own unique characteristics
- Each camera comes with a unique edition number and materials card describing the types of wood used
- Care instructions included