The real peridoc table of elements

I’m sure you remember the periodic table of elements from school – but back then those posters were pretty bland. The usually only had the shortened form for each chemical and it’s atomic weight. Now a creative guy has made a real model of wooden drawers with each of the actual chemicals and metals or representations thereof and made a nice poster out of it. You can even order them from his website as large prints. 

Theodore Gray has been making the ultimate periodic table, a one-of-a-kind wooden table with real samples that sits in his office. For the rest of us who don’t visit his office he has he has created an incredible (and very tastefully designed) photographic poster “after four years of collecting and photographing samples of all the chemical elements, months of struggling to select the very best example of each one.” [via Boing Boing]


Click on the photo above to visit the website and get a better look



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