Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Scrap wood and recycled furniture cabinet

I used to make lots of furniture back in my Industrial Design days but hadn't in a long time. But with my crazy shoe phase I was in need of a cabinet/shelf to put the collection. I will admit to looking at the almighty Ikea but the space I had available was a very small specific size and nothing pre-made was going to work. So what's a girl to do? Why make it her d*mn self! So of to the scrap bin! (along with one of the panels from a 3 panel screen I had in storage that I currently didn't have space for. This is the outcome. I attached a bit of tracing paper to the inside of the screen to keep the dust out. Fits perfectly and works great!

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PlyDesign: 73 Distinctive DIY Projects in Plywood (and other sheet goods)
Philip Schmidt

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Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

Wow, I'm really impressed, Stef. It came out beautifully. The idea of making a piece of custom furniture is way beyond me.

Maria said...

That came out so cool! Great project!

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