Making transparent wood

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A few years ago I tried making transparent wood and it kind of worked. The pieces that I made were somewhat okay, but I was never really happy with the result.

I finally decided to try it again though!

Old video:
Procedure that I followed:
Procedure that went viral recently:
CBC article on it:

Nile talks about lab safety:



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  • NileRed
    NileRedMåned siden

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  • Caitlyn Taylor

    Caitlyn Taylor

    Dag siden

    I have a few questions: 1. Do you wright scientific papers when you discover new things from your experiments? 2. Would you still have to write a paper if you made a video to satisfy the scientific community? 3. If you don't write scientific papers about your experiments, would you ever consider writing one?

  • Danboomtown 21

    Danboomtown 21

    10 dager siden

    Make Ice 9

  • Pavel Panibratyuk

    Pavel Panibratyuk

    14 dager siden

    we blocking the ads dont worry

  • DonnieV


    16 dager siden

    Hey Nile, was wondering if its possible to extract copper or other minerals from blood? Just curious

  • Jacinee Pertuset

    Jacinee Pertuset

    24 dager siden

    Hiiii, thank you for helping me make Ferro fluid!!! Also, not to fangirl, but your smile is so so cute and falling asleep to your videos is so easy with that relaxing voice!! 😚😇

  • Tech Nerd
    Tech NerdTime siden

    Ah yes, carefully smashed to pieces

  • Jake Webber
    Jake WebberTime siden

    This guy: *is capable of making wood transparent and can turn toilet paper and latex gloves Into consumable beverages* Me, who passed chemistry by relying on extra credit vocab tests and has a small stroke whenever electron theory is mentioned: hmm yems, kemistree

  • Sky Raze
    Sky RazeTime siden

    I applaud you! You did a very good job and made me actually pay attention, witch is pretty hard for me.

  • Tech Nerd
    Tech NerdTime siden

    Holy water ❌ *d i s t i l l e d w a t e r* ✅

  • Surturfenrir
    Surturfenrir2 timer siden

    nice video man, i get that it basically is plastic but i like the idea that it may still hold the structure and integrity of a wood plate, it was interesting to watch!

  • Lukas Saez
    Lukas Saez3 timer siden

    Hey man, I think a good project could be to extract capsaicin from chillis. What do you think?

  • Daniel Bellian
    Daniel Bellian6 timer siden

    Do you think sanding the wood before starting the plasticizing process would help with clarity?

  • Itzam
    Itzam6 timer siden

    I wood like for Nile to reply this comment :)

  • localbroadcast
    localbroadcast9 timer siden

    what's with the raep in a field going on @40:05 ???


    Its good for green house

  • Vanessa
    Vanessa11 timer siden

    Does anyone know if there are youtubers that are like NileRed but biology or microbiology ?

  • Mars
    Mars12 timer siden

    he really said ''instructions inclear''

  • aleksa mircic
    aleksa mircic12 timer siden

    Next video: Making math in breaking bad

  • Viktor Potter
    Viktor Potter12 timer siden

    Outside perspective... if you take out core elements that make an item "wood" and replace those elements with non-wood elements (i.e. plastic) is it still wood? Also, instead of separating the glass panes with wooden separators, would something like EVA foam help maintain the needed pressure for the shrinkage of the wood?

  • L P
    L P12 timer siden

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  • John Coxtolstoy
    John Coxtolstoy17 timer siden

    What is the best way to smoke the methacrylite?

  • Filipe Burmester
    Filipe Burmester18 timer siden

    Nile Red, can I get a reply?

  • 420 Alfonzo
    420 Alfonzo19 timer siden

    Don't feel bad for "supporting" the MMS stuff. Around 6 million people now know about the problem thanks to your video.

  • Dr. Arun Mondal
    Dr. Arun Mondal22 timer siden

    This is ovious but did you hear the news on a scientist dying because of chemical explosion or radiation?

  • MichealNotMichael
    MichealNotMichael22 timer siden

    I should share your channel to my Chemistry teacher, I hope she understands most of the English.

  • Gustavo Neves
    Gustavo Neves22 timer siden

    Is this a Dream? A video in English using Celsius? I love you mate!

  • Stoney Stones
    Stoney Stones23 timer siden

    How hard is it when completely dry? Hard enough to use for wood inlay? It would be cool to have clear portions of inlay, but still have it be wood

  • ameteuraspirant
    ameteuraspirantDag siden

    I love the 1:35 "what was nice" *slap*

  • InfestedScapegoat
    InfestedScapegoatDag siden

    25:22 I jokingly said out loud "Oh, he should get one of those fancy tungsten cubes" - imagine my surprise! Haha!

  • Uncle Musty
    Uncle MustyDag siden

    Do a video on making dicyanin goggles.

  • Uncle Musty

    Uncle Musty

    Dag siden

    I don't know if this is accurate, but it sounds interesting. Some chemistry nerd can smack me with facts and logic if it's wildly incorrect. "Paracetamol is extracted from OTC pain killer tablets. This is ethylated under gentle conditions using ethyl iodide, as to only attack the ring oxygen and avoid attack on the nitrogen. The resulting product is hydrolysed to obtain 4-ethoxyaniline. Ethyl iodide is made from ethyl bromide by Finkelstein swap with sodium iodide. Ethyl bromide is distilled from an ethanol/sulfuric acid/sodium bromide mixture. Acetaldehyde is made either using the classic route from ethanol with sodium dichromate. But since dichromate is a listed carcinogen banned in some countries, alternative processes can be considered. Paraldehyde is obtained by polymerisation of acetaldehyde. The acidic aldol condensation product from acetaldehyde and acetone is added to the previously prepared 4-ethoxyaniline under conditions that will close the ring, forming 2,4-dimethyl-6-ethoxyquinoline which is the direct precursor to dicyanin A. The final step to dicyanin A involves adding some of the previously prepared ethyl iodide set aside for this purpose and silver nitrate."

  • TheLoserBoi
    TheLoserBoiDag siden

    The phrase "I then took out my hammer and (carefully) smashed it to pieces" made me laugh so hard

  • Kariii
    KariiiDag siden

    this is the new dr. stone

  • Austin riggs
    Austin riggsDag siden

    Weird way to spell Ligma

  • doom chief
    doom chiefDag siden

    What if you made a kind of box to help hold the acrylic or what you put In the wood in place while it's in the oven

  • MD301
    MD301Dag siden

    Lol this dude is crazy smart. I don’t have the mental capacity for chemistry class; so thank you for making these videos! 👍

  • MyNameIs Ritzo
    MyNameIs RitzoDag siden

    Thank you for your ethics. I appreciate that very much.

  • Heer Delvadia
    Heer DelvadiaDag siden

    And im writing chemistry the upcoming week 😓

  • David Kilroy
    David KilroyDag siden

    Ha now try make see through glass

  • Nadav Elmaliah
    Nadav ElmaliahDag siden

    Everytime you are just about to unveil the results of each test, I try as hard as I can to avoid looking at the time left so that I can keep my hopes up and be surprised. Very interesting experiments and very informative, thank you.

  • Anuj Ahirwar
    Anuj AhirwarDag siden

    I waont thiat

  • Michael Wiggins
    Michael WigginsDag siden

    I'm curious how clear 2x4 would turn out. I'd use them to build unique aquarium stands.

  • hafza macie
    hafza macieDag siden

    I bought Woodglut once and now I have lifetime access to thousands of woodworking projects.

  • Egg Hatcher
    Egg HatcherDag siden


  • MD301


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  • Christopher Pike
    Christopher PikeDag siden

    What a waste of time. You really come across everything on NOprojects.

  • Kevin M
    Kevin MDag siden

    "Welcome to my lab. Over here we have my collection of convenient tungsten cubes..."

  • Kaylee colson
    Kaylee colson2 dager siden

    I saw an ad before this video about Fabreeze. And it was like" this is what freedom sounds like" then it had a car motor go off, the it was like " And this... Is what freedom smells like" and it took the biggest inhale ive ever heard and then it exhaled and was like, "Aahhhh" and i was like "WHY MAKE AN AD ABOUT FABREEZE WHEN YOU CANT EVEN SMELL IT "

    『KITLONGA』2 dager siden

    imagine getting a splinter!

  • Caitlin Poole
    Caitlin Poole2 dager siden

    How did you learn all of this chemistry? I took many chemistry courses in undergrad but just wondering if you self study for these videos??

  • Nothins
    Nothins2 dager siden

    translucent... the word you are looking for is translucent

  • luis oceguera
    luis oceguera2 dager siden

    Nosotros papaya!

  • Haru Hiname
    Haru Hiname2 dager siden

    this was on my feed, and yes, i actually watched 43 min of chemistry. i regret nothing

  • Sc_arp
    Sc_arp2 dager siden

    Make meth

  • K-Vex Central
    K-Vex Central2 dager siden

    I think it would be amazing as Bathroom windows

  • Julian Stratford
    Julian Stratford2 dager siden

    OMG that is incredible!!

  • Shanna Heckler
    Shanna Heckler2 dager siden

    My adventure with woodworking started with Woodglut.

  • Zhenghong Zhang
    Zhenghong Zhang2 dager siden

    Is this tungsten cube by any chance the one William Osman was using in that video?

  • Anton
    Anton2 dager siden

    Can you make a video about nitroglycerin.

  • Bernie Schmitt
    Bernie Schmitt2 dager siden

    Have you tried this with thinner wood? A Japanese handplane called a Kanna can make full width and length shavings thinner than a human hair! Or maybe a wood laminate manufacturer could provide an ideal thickness.

  • Benjamin Joseph Bruner
    Benjamin Joseph Bruner2 dager siden

    *clearly* this wasn't the best method Get it?

  • Gabriel Walters
    Gabriel Walters2 dager siden

    You should do a collaboration with The Action Lab.

    SIMPLEEDABEST2 dager siden

    *insert hate comment here*

  • tomsterBG
    tomsterBG2 dager siden

    The way how it's much clearer once you put it against a surface looks like quantum skipping effect. I forgot it's actual name, but basically photons skip extremely thin layers when going between different materials. An example of this is if you look at glass with an angle of about 5 degrees and you squish your finger hard it will be visible.

  • Ghid Alsemaan
    Ghid Alsemaan2 dager siden

    Hi NileRed, can you make a video of self healing polymeer and how to make one Thanks a lot and keep the good work!!

  • sphelps2512
    sphelps25122 dager siden

    The immense water psychologically shop because viola superficially repair by a squealing degree. torpid, half building

  • facebright
    facebright2 dager siden

    great job! I think the main reason that the polymerization process was not reproducible is because of water vapor that could terminalize radicals. try to use oil bath and N2 protection.

  • Chedda 313
    Chedda 3132 dager siden

    Dis shit cold

  • thanis lajin
    thanis lajin2 dager siden

    Nile Red when you're going to make neodymium magnets

  • justin zhao
    justin zhao2 dager siden

    I then got out my hammer, and carefully smashed to pieces -Nile Red 2021

  • Bert Berti
    Bert Berti2 dager siden

    Make that ukulele transparent 😀

  • Gabe carvalho
    Gabe carvalho2 dager siden

    I can't be the only absolute dumbass who doesn't understand anything but will watch ever single one of his videos because their so entertaining

  • felicia carey
    felicia carey3 dager siden

    lignin balls

  • Kenny Vo
    Kenny Vo3 dager siden

    I know almost nothing about what he says but it’s so fun to watch and my parents now think I am a nerd

  • Mobil3g3nocid3
    Mobil3g3nocid33 dager siden

    You inspired me so much i have a chemical nfpa handbook for fun

  • Quinn S
    Quinn S3 dager siden

    I'd love to see a full size window!!

  • VictoriaThePigYT
    VictoriaThePigYT3 dager siden

    Are we gonna ignore the fact that he’s wearing Bobby Duke Arts merch

  • Grim Ranger
    Grim Ranger3 dager siden

    bro , this was so hard and such a waste of time ... i mean , what possible use could this have that plastic cant be used for :|

  • Nubi_vagant_
    Nubi_vagant_3 dager siden

    I wonder if Clear, uv resin would work. it doesn't turn yellow like regular epoxy

  • Matthew Mann
    Matthew Mann3 dager siden

    Treats autism u say maybe i can finally get rid of mine lol

  • Ze uS
    Ze uS3 dager siden

    Awesome video, thank you. Injecting plastic into it kinda ruined it for me but still cool. Love your channel btw.

  • Tina Bose
    Tina Bose3 dager siden

    "This is CLEARly not the right method"

  • AfterSoul
    AfterSoul3 dager siden


  • Lee Carver
    Lee Carver3 dager siden

    I don't think I belong here...I don't know what a stir at is but they amuse the hell out of me.

  • Titan Merschman
    Titan Merschman3 dager siden

    @nile red there is a company called pinkmountaina using your face in their ads for bugzappers claiming that you're autistic and it looks like they just took clips out of your videos for the ad they made... if they did this without permission I just wanted to let you know. I hope you see this...

  • Kevin Beeman
    Kevin Beeman3 dager siden

    I use you to help fall asleep, no offense intended, and it has helped alot :)

  • MrCreepjo
    MrCreepjo3 dager siden

    would you ever collab with the og chemistry youtuber Nurdrage?

  • Jacob English
    Jacob English3 dager siden

    it was called Lig-what????

  • Erin The Great
    Erin The Great3 dager siden

    Do you think this would work if theoretically, u tried the last part in zero gravity?

  • Landon Olsen
    Landon Olsen3 dager siden

    If you don’t want it to crack you can try using a piece of thicker wood

  • Kevin Meisenbacher
    Kevin Meisenbacher3 dager siden

    The final result looks like slightly frosted glass.

  • Kamiki Kreations
    Kamiki Kreations3 dager siden

    I love how he's wearing a Bobby Duke Arts merch shirt in this video, but I also hate the fact I know that instantly.

  • katten Ris
    katten Ris3 dager siden

    Rip NileRed died

  • katten Ris

    katten Ris

    3 dager siden

    Totally died after a month of making this video

  • Royal Pain
    Royal Pain3 dager siden

    2:50 really thought my guy was bouta hit us with the ligma

  • Kanchan Kanchan
    Kanchan Kanchan3 dager siden

    Where do you live in Canada I want to meet you please tell me

  • Meghan Nicholas
    Meghan Nicholas3 dager siden

    The ablaze wholesaler seasonally squash because veil accordingly melt at a medical worm. second, knotty vacuum

  • Aaron Rockwell
    Aaron Rockwell3 dager siden

    How about a video on how to make insulin?

  • Cunt
    Cunt3 dager siden

    Science man is smart, but not smart enough to put that aluminum foil wrap upside down to keep it shut.

  • Ryan O'Connor
    Ryan O'Connor3 dager siden

    You should try to make quinacridone gold pigment. Watercolour artists are missing it since the stocks of old car pigment ran out around 2018.

  • 8lack angel
    8lack angel3 dager siden

    I know you might not read this comment or even consider this idea but can you make a black cloud traped in a flask just like in Full Metal Alchemists Brotherhood the dwarf in the flask humuculist. Watching your videos makes me wonder if a black cloud like that is possible without leaving a residew on the glass or is it total fiction

  • Valaquesse
    Valaquesse3 dager siden

    Silicon sheets between the glass would probably have helped

  • Valaquesse


    3 dager siden

    Personally I think this is lovely as an art/decorative piece. I like the idea of making a door or window from it. Its like frosted glass but with the wood grain. Let's light through but obscures the view. Its nice.

  • Valaquesse


    3 dager siden

    Or just add a bit more resin to the rough side once its cured. It really fills in any gaps to leave it clear and flat.

  • Valaquesse


    3 dager siden

    Yeah. Not sure if it works with MMA but it does with epoxy and UV and I can't imagine it not being the case for MMA. A silicon mould probably fix all the issues you have with the finish.

  • Raniya Sadic
    Raniya Sadic3 dager siden

    This guy's electricity bill boomin.

  • Asif Khan
    Asif Khan3 dager siden

    Couldn’t you just flip it over after 2 hours in the oven?

  • Lonely Shadow Wolf
    Lonely Shadow Wolf3 dager siden

    This channel teaches me more than school 😪

  • Eli Mortley
    Eli Mortley4 dager siden

    I don't think this could be used as a glass replacement because the type of glass used in a window matters in a fire prevention context, and I'm assuming this stuff wouldn't be resistant enough to combustion

  • TheChrononaut1
    TheChrononaut14 dager siden

    So sad Steve Jobs died of lignin.