A Beautiful Wenge Wood Edition of the Iconic Polaroid SX-70 Alpha

Siebe Warmoeskerken of De Vetpan studios is a photographer and woodworker based in The Netherlands. This weekend, he decided to combine his two passions by building a custom wenge wood edition of the popular Polaroid SX-70 Alpha instant camera.

Warmoeskerken spent nearly four hours stripping off the leather skin of his SX-70 and cleaning the body until it was clean, smooth, and shiny. He then replaced the covering with a a dark and thick wenge veneer:

To document his modification process, Warmoeskerken shot a time-lapse video using an overhead camera that snapped a photo every 10 seconds. Every second you see in this video shows 50 seconds of real time:

Warmoeskerken has decided to put his new Sx70 ALPHA Wenge Edtion up for sale. The camera is in great condition, both internally and externally, and can be yours for the price of €405 plus shipping (~$525). You can drop him an email if you’re interested.

Head on over to his website to see more photographs of this camera.

SX70 Alpha Wenge Edition [De Vetpan]

Image credits: Photographs by Siebe Warmoeskerken/De Vetpan

  • Samcornwell

    Possibly the most frivolous purchase I have in my camera collection is a limited edition gold plated SX-70. I paid quite a bit less for it than the above Wenge edition, which really does look pretty.

  • Siebe Warmoeskerken

    I just found out that my work was posted here. Thank you so much! :D

  • Siebe Warmoeskerken

    Ps. Shipping to the USA costs roughly €100,- that makes it $600 total…

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  • fahrertuer

    So far the best looking camera that has been covered in wood as a project. And actually the first one I’d call pretty and good looking

  • lolovroom

    Interesting, I’m actually on the way to refurbish my SX70. And the glue was so dried and old that it took only 2 minutes to remove the old skin.