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Waco: Nonprofit To Repurpose Old Furniture, Profit Benefits Charities

WACO (February 12, 2013)–A new nonprofit group will make its home in Waco repurposing and updating old dilapidated furniture.

Waco Furniture Hospital is the brainchild of local businessman Wenceslao Lopez and friend Sharon Smirl.

The organization’s name comes from Waco Shoe Hospital on 18th Street, the furniture store’s soon-to-be neighbor.

“I like to find a piece on the side of the road and give it new life. The added bonus is we keep these things out of our landfills and I get to get my hands in some paint,” Smirl said.

Other services the organization will offer are furniture stripping and classes on furniture repair and painting.

A grand opening event is scheduled for Thursday from 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.

Door prizes and special sales will be available on the doctored furniture pieces.

Furniture can be donated Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.

Organization founders say the profits from furniture sales will benefit a variety of local charities.

For more information call (254) 855-4127.

via Waco: Nonprofit To Repurpose Old Furniture, Profit Benefits Charities.

Marc Sparfel Crafts a Menagerie of Animals From Discarded Furniture | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

For most pieces of furniture, the end of the road lies in a second-hand store or a landfill. If they are lucky, then they wind up in the workshop of French artist Marc Sparfel who uses the cast off relics to create sculptures of animals. Showing a little love to discarded appointments, he rescues the unwanted and transforms them into a piece of fine art. Taking advantage of existing flowing lines and curves, the animals are immediately recognizable and familiar both as natural forms and man-made objects.

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