Tuesday, September 6, 2011

DIY furniture

OK, I am a big fan of reuse & recycle of unwanted woods, especially pallets.

So far, I have built a few furnitures for my properties.  You can see our Casa Tiara with a few pieces of my work.  The medium high dinning table.  This, I have used timber disassembled from those BIG wire roll.  They are quite heavy, and full with nails.  I had to pull all the nails out and polished them.  Hauling them onto my pickup was another challenge as well.

Here you can see the end product.  Initially was going to use all woods from the wire roll.  Fortunately, one friend paid me a visit and saw all the wood pallets that I've piled up in my car porch, and asked what was I doing.  Told her about my project, she said there are tons of pallets at her office that they throw away all the time.

Here is another genius idea that I stole from the net.  I was looking for the creative use of pallet furniture, and I found this.  Anyone is able to do it.  So simple, and you should try it.  Today, my wife has painted it white.  Still waiting for it to dry.  Will post the finished work when it is done.

This single bed frame is so nice and zen looking.  It was a huge pallet from my friend's factory.  Just cut it to the right size, and whoala, I have a Japanese futon kind of bed frame.

Though you can't really see it clearly, but it is really nice!!  All I did on myself was hauling it up to the apartment from my friend's factory!

I like the DIY art piece on the wall as well.  Very simple.  The hardest part was putting the nails on the wall!  Hammered my finger once, luckily not that hard.

I hope to make as many DIY furnitures & art pieces from recycled wood or things that I can find.  Spending money buying new things will only create more waste, why not recycle and prolong its lifespan?

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