But the six winners of the 2014 Reuse Inspiration Contest are alike in one way: They all like a creative challenge. Oh, and free beer.
Jason Matukaitis makes industrial/Asian-style furniture from reclaimed wood and steel. This live-edge coffee table features an inlaid keystone.
via Winners of Reuse Inspiration Contest go creative with castoffs – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Peter Debelak, co-owner of Soulcraft Woodshop and Gallery, a membership-based community woodworking workshop in Cleveland, did just that. He used a construction adhesive designed specifically for bonding porous to non-porous mixed materials, such as metal to wood or ceramic to drywall, to create a rotating wine rack made out of a bicycle wheel, as well as a shelf and coat rack constructed from a repurposed bicycle crank-set and handlebars. “More and more we’re seeing people personalize their home decor by transforming fascinating objects they love into home accessories and furnishings,” said Debelak.
via Home Help: Spring into simple DIY home decorating trends – News – Littleton Independent – Littleton, MA.
French creator Benjamin Graindorge carefully straightened the main portion into a traditional slatwork seat but left one side supported by an essentially untouched piece of fallen oak (the other, in stark contrast, held up almost-invisibly by a simple piece of glass).
via Fallen Tree Bench: Organic Chaos Meets Linear Minimalism | Designs & Ideas on Dornob.