Made of about 1,000 popsicle sticks this is Tommy’s first attempt at building a uke:
I used wood glue to laminate, and the dark brown is just a cellulose wood filler. The neck is made from about 200-300 popsicle sticks alternated directions every layer (thats what gives it the alternating color).
He describes the sound as “a little bit muted”, but not as bad as you might think. More project photos on his blog. And please, take a minute to see his functional 14’ cardboard pirate ship — yes, cardboard sail boat, working sail and rudder, going down a creek.
Also checkout Jack Hall’s matchstick uke.