Lightweight & Heavy-Duty Cardboard Furniture

Lightweight & Heavy-Duty Cardboard Furniture

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Sarah Rae Smith
Apr 19, 2010

We love re-purposing items and living in the middle of a busy downtown area. But we're still rather amazed at the amount of cardboard that's not being recycled. Although these benches and shelves aren't made from recycled content, we think they provide great inspiration to make your own (though they're priced relatively low if you're not big in that field).

Having moved 9 times in 6 years, it's become quite obvious that owning furniture which doesn't break your back is a good thing! We love the stylish looks of these Dickens pressed cardboard pieces and think they'd make a big splash in a little space, and when it's time to change things up, there's no worry about asking for help.

The bookcases retail for $239 while the benches come in at $209.

If you're looking to make your own, simply salvage clean cardboard (try asking around at places that don't receive boxes that contain food) and use an earth-friendly glue to hold them together. Keep them pressed tight with a long heavy board and after you have a few layers stacked up, bust out your jig-saw and cut away your desired shape. Rinse, lather and repeat with a few more layers until your piece is as thick as you so desire!

(Image: Fashion4Home)

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