One Man’s Junk is Another Man’s Furniture

Over time there have been some ingeniously crafted furniture made from the most surprising recycled materials. And some of these creations beats anything you could pay any amount of money for in terms of functionality, appeal, and downright originality.

Still reading your news and magazines the old school way. And after awhile, you finding they’re starting to pile up and you don’t have a fireplace? Or maybe you just don’t want to part with them totally. Well here is an idea.


Although I  couldn’t locate a written how to, it looks like it could be constructed easily enough using symmetrically equivalent rolls of magazines and tying them together with large rubber bands for a quick result, or maybe going for the long sturdier build by securing the rolls with adhesive.

Do not!! Again Do Not take a wrench to your local pedestrian crossing signs at midnight. It’s illegal and will result in you recycling metal into licence plates at your local or state-run hostel. If you just find the idea irresistible, I’m sure you can find a company that will happily oblige you (for a price of course) the necessary parts for you pedestrian cross walk control easy chair.


Hey if you’ve got a couple of computer towers laying about, functional or not, all you need is a piece of glass for a top and voila!


Kids all grown up and moved away leaving you feeling a little lonely? Do like London artist Robert Bradford  and get  err, make yourself a dog from the kids old toys.

No walking, no poop training, no vet bills, no PETA, no stopping burglars. Well four out of five isn't bad

If, big if here folks, you can find a junk yard, and then find a totaled Corvette in said junkyard, then you can do this. Corvette aficionados, this one will up your Vette allegiance a lot of notches. More on this one can be found here –> Ecofriend









Hey honey I couldn’t find a Corvette rear end, but I got these tires and baby do I have an idea that will accommodate your rear end at the next cookout. You can sit, eat, drink and be merry and green!












And then there is always the guy on the block with the better looking lawn, the woman with the awesome flower garden and even better manicure (how does she keep such an awesome garden and nails???). Here you are all proud of your hammock recycled from your grandma’s bloomers, or the kitchen sink plumbing you crafted from your years of discarded beer cans, then, then, (Dramatic Music), this guy, or that woman shows up with this,.

Table Made From Old PC Boards
Table Made From Old PC Boards

Baby, I’m going to need all your old bras and purses. I can top this. Don’t worry about what I’m going to make. He invites us over and gloats over this table. Give me two weeks and all your old bras. I’ll show him!

Hopefully, with all satire aside, I’ve sparked some ideas for recycling things into other things that are useful and interesting..


Author: Geo Gee

I'm a curious one that finds politics, social issues, and diverse progressive solutions interesting. I believe information and education are the most powerful weapons one can arm himself with. Those two dynamics alone open the doors to opportunities. I also subscribe to each one teach one for a better world for all.

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