Some great examples of how you can repurpose almost anything into household items or furniture. See how you can make tables and chairs made from worn car tires. Benches that are made from reclaimed luggage or oil drums, nothing seems impossible. Recycling is always trendy, therefore the furniture that we show here is timeless.
Recycling for an income.
Some artists make a good living with these objects. Several chairs and stoools appear in musea as modern art.
It is very likely that you will get inspired once you have seen these diy examples for homemade furniture. Repurposed materials as furniture is a subject that is very near to us. For that reason you will find many objects and furniture that you can make with reclaimed wood and metal.
Original furniture that you can make from a reclaimed wooden cable spool.
Repurposed reels from cables have the same characteristics as the wood from pallets. The wood has been impregnated with a preservation liquid which goes deep into the fibres. Therefore a cable spool will not rot as easily as soft wood normally does.
You do not need to worry about the anti fungal and insect repellent products. The cable spool will most like have been outside for many years. As a result most of the wood preservation products will have disappeared. Just as happens with the planks from pallets.
Bottle irrigation drip system for slow watering of plants.
Cheap and easy, money saving watering method. Stop overwatering your plants. Let the liquid slowly penetrate in the root zone, dont loose it all because the soil is dry. Little by little water leaks from the bottle cap. Then the water disperses to the other roots, hence wasting hardly any water. Not only is this money saving, more important is that you do not get pools of water around each planter.
There are two ways to use these watering bottles. The easiest is sticking the neck in the soil. This is the best way if the planters are already filled with roots. On the other hand it is better to burry them almost completely for use in the vegetable garden. In the latter case you will have to puncture the bottle insytead of the cap. Continue reading “Drip bottle irrigation system.”
Some examples how to make plant pots from repurposed materials.
A collection of great ideas to recycle and repurpose household items into a pot for plants. We have already posted several construction drawings of how to make planters from reclaimed wood. Here we show some inspiration for plant pots made of materials that you would otherwise have thrown away. There is nothing to buy, just use these containers as they are. Fill them up with some good soil and insert a nice flowering plant. Continue reading “Plant pots and containers made from repurposed materials.”
Great ideas to recycle old tires into gardening containers and planters.
Free and relative easy designs to make a garden planter. Recycled tires are the main material to make these containers for plants. If you want to make planters from other materials then you should have a look at the free construction drawings for wooden planters.
Be aware, this is no easy material to work with. Apart from the toughness of rubber, there is iron inside the tires. This can make it rather difficult to cut through the entire tire. We recommend that you use an angle grinder with cutting blade. Sawblades for metal are suitable to cut through the rims. Always wear protective goggles and thick working gloves to protect yourself. Continue reading “Tire planter examples, repurpose old tires in your garden.”
Repurposed tires, DIY examples of what you can make from them.
First of all, these are mainly interesting examples plus a few construction plans. See how you can repurpose old tires. Some very nice ideas to recycle an old worn car tire into planters for your garden. Furthermore you can use these examples to make garden furniture and swings.
Repurposed traffic signs and streetname boards, upcycled as furniture.
Recycling art and street furniture. Awesome chairs and tables, made from metal streetname boards and traffic signs. Folded metal sheets from beside the street, still with the original prints. These repurposed furniture designs are so original that they appear in several musea. Some of the most famous artists who make this recycling art art Tim Delger and Boris Bally. Continue reading “Traffic signs repurposed as furniture.”
Reclaimed oil barrels, recycled and repurposed vats as furniture.
Though these metal vats are not a material that is available everywhere, there are some great ways to recycle oil barrels. Most people will be able to get one or two vats for free. In some places these vats are the only metal that is widely available. Developing countries are always in need for cheap materials that can be recycled. These oil vats are a great material to make chairs and benches. Not only because the recycled barrels are cheap, the end result can be astonishing beautiful and functional.
Furniture art made with repurposed parts from an old bicycle.
Reclaimed metal and bike parts can be used to make very special furniture. Here are some great examples of what you could make from old bicycles. Very original ideas to repurpose an old bike into tables chairs and benches. Make a barstool from old bicycle wheels or use the wheels to make tables. This furniture fetches high prices when sold on auctions. You might even start your own business selling your homemade furniture from recycled bicycles. Continue reading “Bicycles reclaimed repurposed and recycled as furniture.”
We had some very old luggage in out basement, too old for use during travel. Some of the suitcases were made of leather with a great vintage look. Hence we wanted to recycle the nicest cases into something new. Therefore we have gathered some great inspiration for repurposed suitcases.
Old doors are given new life with these original recycling examples.
Maybe you have a nice old wooden door but you do not know how to repurpose it. Here we will show you a few original ways to repurpose these doors. Use the old door as a tabletop, picture frame or as wardrobe.
These DIY examples are just a few ideas to recycle doors into furniture. Obviously there are many more great ideas for the repurposing of old construction materials. We have compiled several types and materials for recycling. All of these building materials are easily available and mostly at a low cost or even for free.