By Karen MacKay on August 27, 2012
As an artist and designer, I’m often collecting scraps of wood in hopes of resurrecting them into something beautiful, a new work of art possibly, or maybe something functional for a friend. No doubt plenty of my fellow DIYers have growing piles of mismatched wood just waiting to be transformed into something magnificent. To get you motivated for your next weekend project, here’s a little inspiration to stir your creative juices.
By Becky Striepe on May 21, 2012
The Washington-based furniture Vinoture uses reclaimed wine barrels from local wineries create stunning furniture pieces.
By Karen MacKay on May 15, 2012
Max McCurdo restores and recycles unwanted products into new and well-designed objects, from bathtub couches to washing-machine drum coffee tables. Similar to the work of Ramon Coronado, this cool reinvented shopping cart chair is another great upcycled piece by McCurdo’s company, Reestore.
By Becky Striepe on August 16, 2010
Discarded pallets are a great source of free wood, and turning them into something new helps divert waste from the landfill. Really, building with pallet wood is a win all around!