Now this is cool: There's a guy in California, Joe Scilley, who's making record turntables out of wood. He describes himself as, "America's premier builder of burlwood turntables!" Some are modern designs, some from live edge slabs, like the Knobby model in the photo, some that don't fall into any particular category. They're terrific.
Does anyone one still have or use LP's anymore? This makes me want to go buy some.
Visit his website, Audiowood, for photos of many different models.