A lever usually is used to move or lift objects. Sometimes it is used to push against objects, but not actually move them. Levers can be used to exert a large force over a small distance at one end by exerting only a small force over a greater distance at the other.


A wooden lever is a simple machine that consists of a rigid bar or beam made of wood that pivots around a fixed point called a fulcrum. The fulcrum is usually positioned closer to one end of the lever than the other, creating two arms of unequal length.

When a force is applied to one end of the lever, it creates a rotational force, or torque, that causes the lever to move around the fulcrum. The amount of force required to move the lever depends on the length of the arms and their distance from the fulcrum.

Wooden levers have been used for thousands of years to lift heavy objects or apply force to other objects. They are often used in construction, manufacturing, and agriculture to move heavy materials or apply pressure to mechanical systems.

Wooden levers can also be used in educational settings to teach concepts such as mechanical advantage, force, and torque. They are also commonly used in artistic or decorative applications, such as kinetic sculptures or toys.