Habitat for Humanity of Summit and Wasatch counties recently held a contest to see who could best upcycle used furniture. A bench made from an old headboard was the winning piece, submitted by Joli Pichot, of Ogden. (Courtesy of Habitat for Humanity)
via Upcycling makes the old look brand new – The Park Record.
Sean builds furniture and fixtures from reclaimed wood and used to work as a finish carpenter, so he used his vast tool collection to make the most of the wealth of inexpensive (and free) salvage materials and furniture the couple was able to gather around Buffalo. Sean explained, “We would literally look at Pinterest and then go pull wood out of dumpsters and vacant lots and try to recreate things that we liked.”
via Design*Sponge |http://www.designsponge.com/2014/10/sneak-peek-sean.html#more-205710.
Hand crafted headboard made of reclaimed wood. A little bit rustic, a little bit contemporary with an industrial twist! Can be custom ordered for full/queen/king size beds! Item shown fits a queen size bed and has a height of 62.5″ and is finished with three different stains and polyurethane. Custom orders can be finished with any combination of danish oils or chalk paints.
via SALE Rustic Industrial designed by PineyFlatsWoodworks on Etsy.
AmateurHour made a reclaimed headboard from pallet wood and posted it on Instructables. Not too shabby for a first timer!
After disassembling the pallets (by hand at first until I bought a reciprocating saw which made it much easier) I laid the wood out to get a general idea of how much space I could cover. For my bed it had to start two feet off the ground and be about 4′ by 3′.
via Headboard from Wooden Pallets.
Mike Adamick – Awesome Dad.
Closing in on one of the best quotes from a DIY Blog yet.
It was really actually quite easy — just basically a metric fuckton of sanding, with a tiny bit of grinding work on the rusty bolts and then some bolting into studs.
via Barn door headboard DIY • Mike Adamick • Cry It Out: Memoirs of a Stay-at-Home Dad.
I’ve been waiting to write this all week, but wanted to hold off until the week’s end so it could be the top post for a few days in a row. Why? Because I love it that much. Designer and woodworker Ariele Alasko works from her studio in Brooklyn creating stunning furniture and lighting designs from salvaged materials. While the concept of working with salvaged wood and metal isn’t entirely new, I love how Ariele integrates subtle (and sometimes more pronounced) patterns into her work using just the raw materials. Kate first introduced us to her work last week (after seeing her on The Makers), and when I finally brought up her site, I think I literally yelled, “Oh WOW!” at the top of my lungs after seeing not only her work but also her incredible studio. Let’s just cut to the chase: there’s an entire wall of eucalyptus leaves arranged like an undulating wave (third photo below). I mean, come on. I kept staring at the photo online and saying, “Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh.” Needless to say, Amy and I have already politely begged her for a home tour 😉
via weekly wrap up + ariele alasko | Design*Sponge.