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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    NileRedNileRedАй мурун
    • 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?

      Caitlyn TaylorCaitlyn Taylor4 күн мурун
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      Danboomtown 21Danboomtown 2113 күн мурун
    • we blocking the ads dont worry

      Pavel PanibratyukPavel Panibratyuk17 күн мурун
    • Hey Nile, was wondering if its possible to extract copper or other minerals from blood? Just curious

      DonnieVDonnieV19 күн мурун
    • 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!! 😚😇

      Jacinee PertusetJacinee Pertuset27 күн мурун
  • Dude this is so cool like I didn’t know you could make wood transparent

    MysterBMysterBМүнөт мурун
  • Now turn some biscuits back into their original ingredients

    Omicron DeltaOmicron Delta6 мүнөт мурун
  • wow

    hotdog hq ツhotdog hq ツ19 мүнөт мурун
  • "They clearly still were not transparent." Haha!

    daniel bucknerdaniel buckner53 мүнөт мурун
  • You should try to test your tap water for Ethanyl Estradiol using a voltammetric method. I would like to understand how it works, but I don’t know where to start. It would be very interesting and would allow you to screen your water for estrogen agonist birth control people say is present in tap water.

    Seth R.CSeth R.CСаат мурун
  • lignin ligma

    Adamn WooAdamn Woo2 саат мурун
  • Why dont just harden some methacrylate without the wood?

    Gerhard FrameGerhard Frame2 саат мурун
  • @NileRedWait if you take out adds, you don't make any add revenue??? Why don't you want to make by wasting people's time? If you don't find that a good way to make a living, that is another great quality about you.

    Platinumgaming57Platinumgaming574 саат мурун
  • dang! you may have been able to create a damn around the bottom plate using clay, to corral in epoxy during drying (to keep the level of epoxy higher than the height of the wood)

    Peter M. Souza Jr.Peter M. Souza Jr.6 саат мурун
  • make me a guitar out of transparent wood

    Peter M. Souza Jr.Peter M. Souza Jr.7 саат мурун
  • That pop at 24:36 was amazing

    Andrew CookeAndrew Cooke8 саат мурун
  • Nilered, Congratulations on hitting 3 million subs! Awesome job dude!

    Craig WheelerCraig Wheeler9 саат мурун
  • You are what my chem teacher wants me to become and cody is what she doesnt want me to become XD

    nasdfghidgfnasdfghidgf10 саат мурун
  • Something about the phrase, "I carefully hit it with a hammer," is thoroughly amusing to me

    C PledgerC Pledger11 саат мурун
  • Bhai mai bahut garib hu mera channel yahi hai lockdown mere pass kuch nahi hai bhai kripa karke iss channel ko promote kardo pls bahut abhar ho

  • Could you close the oven a little quieter in the next video? Thanks. Cool video though.

    VinVin12 саат мурун
  • "The top just had problems." My bl conditioned brain: 🤭

    Princess Jean OrfanoPrincess Jean Orfano13 саат мурун
  • The final result: 39:15

    DragonBoyTenDragonBoyTen13 саат мурун
  • in Dexter's laboratory....

    Johnny BravoJohnny Bravo13 саат мурун
  • I just like how 10 of Nilered's newest posts are sponsored, lol

    Sean Andrei SilaganSean Andrei Silagan13 саат мурун
  • It's a little late to comment, but I was looking through your subscriptions and saw that you're subscribed to IamJakeHill. That, personally, makes me very happy. He's an incredible artist and I'm glad that people, with all kinds of interests, backgrounds and occupations, can enjoy his music too. Wonderful videos, by the way!

    Benis BoiBenis Boi14 саат мурун
  • What was the thickness of the wood at the end of the last process because you took 1.5 mm thick wood and then sanded it.If its thickness is 1.1 to 1.3mm what was the purpose of taking 1.5 mm thick. wood.

    Zain KhanZain Khan15 саат мурун
  • why u need wood windows when u can use plastic🙄

    ꪜꪑ • ShreHariꪜꪑ • ShreHari15 саат мурун
  • You should try to make Adderall, Vyvanse or Ritalin that would be cool

    oofigoofig15 саат мурун
  • So... you made plexiglas with extra steps? now more serious... i wonder if you could remove the lignin of larger pieces of wood and use it to build stuff like instruments.

    SwissfrankieSwissfrankie16 саат мурун
  • NileRed in 2021:making tranparent wood... NileRed in 2025:making tranparent furnitures with transparent wood and also transparent nails .....

    Tarak KarmakarTarak Karmakar16 саат мурун
  • Its 2 am, I'm hyping myself up for my chem course I guess lmao

    The Real CaliThe Real Cali17 саат мурун
  • I wonder what sort of interesting chemistry he could come up with, just utilizing everything already in his lab, and a packet of ramen seasoning.

    TheGreatPeruTheGreatPeru17 саат мурун
  • Damn I just got a pampers advert KGfilm knows what’s up

    Amon GusAmon Gus17 саат мурун
  • Whenever he says "Supposed to..." I always think something went wrong.

    HeliphobiaHeliphobia17 саат мурун
  • Next video: making cocaine out of prison razors

    Error UnknownError Unknown18 саат мурун
  • turn gasoline into food grade ethanol

    Josh LorussoJosh Lorusso18 саат мурун
  • Seru bangat ngeliatnya

    Muhammad YazkaMuhammad Yazka21 саат мурун
  • We need videos on Graphene!

    PreCon TechPreCon Tech21 саат мурун
  • Hey Nigel, could you do this?

    Äsh da psychoÄsh da psycho22 саат мурун
  • @NileRed. Check this out. Can you do a video on explaining the information in this news article. I think it would be cool to hear your take and maybe see if you would do an attempt on it

    james hilljames hill22 саат мурун
  • Great video

    Verso Armament CompanyVerso Armament CompanyКүн мурун
  • Fake news!!

    Roman HamaRoman HamaКүн мурун
  • I love you for this!!!

    Ahmed GhazalAhmed GhazalКүн мурун
  • bro when will you share how to make nicotine ?

    RebornRebornКүн мурун
  • Wow

    Billy BoyBilly BoyКүн мурун
  • Honestly yellow windows wouldn't bother me too much, lots of store windows where I grew up were just green plastic Plus, wooden windows that you can see through sound really cool

    mellow_mallowmellow_mallowКүн мурун
  • Make a video on how to create Sildenafil (Viagra)

    J GJ GКүн мурун
  • when you mentioned mms my partner shot up from their nap and had war flashbacks to the time they were a caretaker for a kid with autism and one of his classmates took mms everyday…

    PeachJugoPeachJugoКүн мурун
  • Can you cook meth 😂

    swapnil londheswapnil londheКүн мурун
  • The way he said that he "carefully smashed it to pieces"

    Nithiyasanjana KarnamNithiyasanjana KarnamКүн мурун
  • Make meth

    wee nestwee nestКүн мурун
  • how can you carefully smash something?

    Ancy JojiAncy JojiКүн мурун
  • Hmm I bet Peter Brown would have some insights that may help you with this process

    BrandEverBrandEverКүн мурун
  • Transparent aluminun please :)

    andy kohnandy kohnКүн мурун
  • This guy is the real life version of the Skyrim alchemy exploit.

    Levi WorkmanLevi WorkmanКүн мурун
  • 3:01 ah yes, forbidden beer

    Bea HopesBea HopesКүн мурун
  • Some of the coolest stuff I've ever seen!

    TokyoTeddyBearTokyoTeddyBearКүн мурун
  • Make N-Methyl-N-ethyltryptamine just cause

    G USD DBSG USD DBSКүн мурун
  • Love that Bobby duke merch :) wish I could make transparent wood lol

    DrimiDrimiКүн мурун
  • I believe that MMA is what woodworks use to make resin stabilized wood.

    Timothy QuinnTimothy QuinnКүн мурун
  • why the fuck KGfilm wants me to watch a transparent wood video ?!! Like what the heck man ! I don't want to watch it... period I even "not interested" it !!!

    Nilesh AgrawalNilesh AgrawalКүн мурун
  • The Support System Of All Chemistry: *Distilled Water*

    Watermelon_Kittens634Watermelon_Kittens634Күн мурун
  • Just found your channel. You are literally the only person I think I've let the commercials play for. Just so you get cash for the effort

    Kris HKris HКүн мурун
  • Hi !! I have seen many videos about brick made with recycled plastic. Maybe you can do a video about how to make something similar in home. It will be very useful for many of us.

    Rodrigo HerreraRodrigo HerreraКүн мурун
  • 42:18 I like how it says ages 14 - 104

    that one guy in the back of the classthat one guy in the back of the classКүн мурун
  • That circular saw sounds like a baby screaming, but in a deep volume

    PurpleAsherrPurpleAsherrКүн мурун
  • I want to live in the same world as Nile, where a paper on making transparent wood can be referred to as "viral"

    Luis GustavoLuis Gustavo2 күн мурун
  • ,

    MoeyMoey2 күн мурун
  • That's pretty smeggsy

    ilysmeggsyilysmeggsy2 күн мурун
  • The rough patches on the top surface are resin starved spots. In aircraft composites, we (try to) prevent this by bagging the top surface and pulling vacuum during the cure cycle. Also, an autoclave instead of an oven will help.

    iluomopelosoiluomopeloso2 күн мурун
  • You should synthesis iron from blood

    Joe The vikingJoe The viking2 күн мурун
  • pls add subtitles

    Officer CatOfficer Cat2 күн мурун
  • Welp, this channel is ruined now since he’s posting on Snapchat instead of KGfilm. Too many ads over there smh

    Ferrex Inc.Ferrex Inc.2 күн мурун
  • 14:55 (ignore)

    Vanilla potaetoVanilla potaeto2 күн мурун
  • Lignin these bañls

    Mars :Mars :2 күн мурун
  • Can you make dextromethorphan from scratch

    Steven KralSteven Kral2 күн мурун
  • Pls upload

    Joel Ling Zhe XuanJoel Ling Zhe Xuan2 күн мурун
  • This would be pretty cool to do on a larger scale and make guitars out of the clear wood. Even the step before that where it was translucent would be cool to make a hollow body guitar and have LED lights inside

    c soulc soul2 күн мурун
  • I think it is called translucent not transparent

    Elliott RockElliott Rock2 күн мурун
  • Or you could flip it half way through

    Levi WageleyLevi Wageley2 күн мурун
  • I think I might know a way for it to equalize try to spin it when it is in the oven

    Levi WageleyLevi Wageley2 күн мурун
  • I made a budget perfume tho

    Everyday astronaut fanEveryday astronaut fan2 күн мурун
  • And basically everything

    Everyday astronaut fanEveryday astronaut fan2 күн мурун
  • Your vials look beautiful

    Everyday astronaut fanEveryday astronaut fan2 күн мурун
  • Ok now what happens when you burn it????will it act like wood or something different.

    nutcraker jrnutcraker jr2 күн мурун
  • Great project, mclovin

    Angelo BartolomeuAngelo Bartolomeu2 күн мурун
  • Hey Nile, i have some weird question that doesn't have much to do with this video. I can almost find no answer at all to: I'm quite interested about the LIQUID form of elementary carbon (graphite or diamonds). Naturally it is really hard to make because of it's normal states. However, there definitely is a liquid state of carbon under high pressure and very high temperature. Maybe you could make a video about it. I am also interested in some scientific papers of it. I read some, but most are years old and there almost are no studies about it. Thank you! :)

    MeloneyMeloney2 күн мурун
  • This witchcraft needs to be perfected.

    LewisLewis2 күн мурун
  • Can you sand paper the wood before you put MMA? would it help to make it more transparent and smooth texture?

    Panupat PoocharoenPanupat Poocharoen2 күн мурун
  • 24:22 asmr moment

    Tech NerdTech Nerd2 күн мурун
  • Ah yes, carefully smashed to pieces

    Tech NerdTech Nerd2 күн мурун
  • 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

    Jake WebberJake Webber2 күн мурун
  • I applaud you! You did a very good job and made me actually pay attention, witch is pretty hard for me.

    Sky RazeSky Raze2 күн мурун
  • Holy water ❌ *d i s t i l l e d w a t e r* ✅

    Tech NerdTech Nerd2 күн мурун
  • 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!

    SurturfenrirSurturfenrir2 күн мурун
  • Hey man, I think a good project could be to extract capsaicin from chillis. What do you think?

    Lukas SaezLukas Saez3 күн мурун
  • Do you think sanding the wood before starting the plasticizing process would help with clarity?

    Daniel BellianDaniel Bellian3 күн мурун
  • I wood like for Nile to reply this comment :)

    ItzamItzam3 күн мурун
  • what's with the raep in a field going on @40:05 ???

    localbroadcastlocalbroadcast3 күн мурун
  • Its good for green house

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

    VanessaVanessa3 күн мурун
  • he really said ''instructions inclear''

    MarsMars3 күн мурун
  • Next video: Making math in breaking bad

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