One of the most functional applications of upcycling lies in the production of furniture. With so much stuff in the world it makes sense to put some of it together untill you can sit on it or eat off of it. This idea is expanded on and represented in many ways as some make high end, art/furniture aimed at the collector, and others nail together pallets to make lawn furniture. Whatever style suits your mood, in here you will find plenty of upcycled wonders.
Upcycling is just a fancy new word used by modern designers to describe eh process of using waste materials to make something of superior value. It’s basically recycling but...
Bright Designlab's Upcycled Furniture LIneLast Updated on 2010-12-01 at 07:25These two clever young designers in Portland, Oregon have an amazing line of furniture made from repurposed materials such as discarded bleachers and lockers from local schools to... More »
The East Bay Depot for Creative ReuseLast Updated on 2010-09-20 at 10:09Wow! Here's an amazing non-profit organization and great source of waste materials in Berkley that's been flying the upcycling flag since 1979! Great site, great resource for all... More »
How to: Make a Cardboard StoolLast Updated on 2009-12-14 at 14:42
A. 3/8" cardboard, 30" x 40"
B. 3/8" cardboard, 23.5" x 48"
C. 3/8" cardboard, 24" x 72"
D. White Glue
F. Box Cutter
G. Straight Edge
Cut and... More »
Newspaper Stick TableLast Updated on 2009-12-14 at 14:14Here are a bunch of different angles on the same table. It's made out of rolled up newspaper, yup, that's it. Thanks to our friend Sudarshan in India for sending these photos. More »
Make a Bench from PalletsLast Updated on 2009-09-07 at 16:57Check out this amazing video that I found on a blog called Holy Scrap Hot Springs: Reckless Experimentation in Truth or Consequences. Wendy and Mike make a super cool bench out of... More »