This Model San Francisco Took 35 Years and 100,000 Toothpicks
This man built a 100,000-toothpick sculpture to honor the history of San Francisco. And this isn’t just some static sculpture. Like a game of Marble Works or Mouse Trap, it’s designed as one long tunnel, sloping ever down—perhaps not unlike San Francisco itself.
Scott Weaver presented the project at the Exploratorium Maker Faire in 2011. He spent 35 years building it and included trolleys, bridges, famous intersections, World Series trophies and more. He also offers a tribute to the city’s LGBT heritage, including rainbow colored toothpicks in his representation of the Castro neighborhood. This is Weaver’s testament to a city he obviously loves.
Read More: toothpicks making machine