Guerilla Furniture Design

Guerilla Furniture Design

How to Build Lean, Modern Furniture With Salvaged Materials

Book - 2015
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Workman Press.
Sustainability and solid craftsmanship are key to guerilla design. With these principles in mind, you will learn how to recycle and reuse materials like cardboard, plastic, and plywood to construct striking, practical furniture.

Build stylish and functional furniture from salvaged materials. This innovative guide presents dozens of strategies for upcycling scrap cardboard, metal, plastic, or wood into dependable shelving units, sturdy tables, and fun lamps. With directions for 35 easy and inexpensive projects that include a Cardboard Cantilever Chair, a License Plate Bowl, a Conduit Coatrack, and much more, you’ll be inspired to start filling your home with unique high-style furniture that makes sense for both your wallet and the environment.

Baker & Taylor
Offers instructions for creating thirty-five pieces of furniture from salvaged and upcycled materials, featuring designs for such items as a cardboard shell chair, traffic cone lamp, and license plate bowl.

Publisher: North Adams, MA : Storey Publishing, [2015]
ISBN: 9781612123035
Branch Call Number: MAKER 684.1 HOL
Characteristics: 181 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm


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Apr 01, 2019

The D-I-Y furniture ideas presented in this book range from the beautiful and functional to the ugly and impractical (or dangerous). Although the designs are presented as relatively simple to build, many require advanced wood- and metal-working skills and tools. This guide concludes with a bibliography, an Imperial-metric conversion chart, and an index.

Oct 23, 2015

This feels like enviro-porn. It's designed to look and feel clever and to sit on people's bookshelves next to a copy of "the Story of Stuff", with the owner unaware that they have just accumulated more stuff. Some of the ideas are clever, must have the distinct look of requiring more output than simply buying an equivalent item at the store. Sadly this feels designed to make people feel noble while letting them avoid actually effecting real change. Still, the concept is neat and I'm glad to have read it, but I'd feel dirty if I owned it.

Radharc Jun 01, 2015

I applaud the concept of taking "rubbish" items and crafting them into usable objects; A great deal of the projects in this book could use a wee bit of refinement, in my opinion.

Cynthia_N May 19, 2015

Really a neat book! I can't say I loved every project but there are quite a few that made me wish I were more handy.


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