Up-Cycle Old Furniture

Discussion in 'Home Decor and Household Tips' started by Aerianne, Sep 28, 2018.

  1. Aerianne

    Aerianne Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

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  2. Aerianne

    Aerianne Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    I like this!

    My grandson save a big Marilyn poster for me when one of his mom's friends was moving.

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  3. Noserider

    Noserider Goofy-Footed Member

    ^^^I would so buy that!
     
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  4. Idk.. .it's so hipster. I feel like I'd have to try to pull off that furniture. It would take effort to own those. They are cool though, I agree.
     
  5. Meliai

    Meliai Banned

    I would like to do that with Audrey

    Oh look someone did. Cute...very girly, but cute

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  6. she's a mushroom. :)
     
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  7. Meliai

    Meliai Banned

    Yeah the mushroom hat looks a bit silly

    This one turned out better

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  8. Aerianne

    Aerianne Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    This is the poster I have.

    My bedroom is going to be grey and white so I'd like the dresser white and silver antique, maybe.

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  9. Aerianne

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  10. Irminsul

    Irminsul Valkyrie

    I can get numerous pallets and I have been looking at pallet outside furniture and it's pretty cool.
     
  11. Aerianne

    Aerianne Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    Yes! I've seen all kinds of neat pallet furniture on Pinterest.
     
  12. MeAgain

    MeAgain Dazed & Confused Lifetime Supporter Super Moderator

    You can also make furniture out of cardboard.
    If constructed correctly it's extremely strong.
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  13. ....and highly flammable.

    I would never use cardboard for inside the house
     
  14. GLENGLEN

    GLENGLEN Banned


    Plus......If You Spill A Drink On It.....It Warps.... :(



    Cheers Glen.
     
  15. MeAgain

    MeAgain Dazed & Confused Lifetime Supporter Super Moderator

    Wood will also burn and many people are stupid enough to construct the major structural portions of their homes out of it.

    Corrugated cardboard has a flash point of 451° F/ 232.7° C.
    Flammable substances have flash points below 100° F/37.8° C.
    Combustible substances have flash points above 100° F/37.8° C and below 199.9° F/93.3° C.
    (I think I have that right!)

    So cardboard is not highly flammable.
    But f you're worried about cardboard catching on fire it can be treated with something like non toxic Flamex PF-1 fire retardant spray. This product will give cardboard a flame spread rating of A or B depending on coverage. Asbestos cement board is class A, red oak wood is class C.
     
  16. MeAgain

    MeAgain Dazed & Confused Lifetime Supporter Super Moderator

    Cardboard can be treated like any other wood product. It can be painted, polyurethaned, varnished, etc. As with wood, excessive water will cause warpage.
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  17. Aerianne

    Aerianne Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    Great, maybe you could start a thread dedicated to upcycled cardboard being made into furniture.
     
  18. Meliai

    Meliai Banned

    I think it's interesting and way less off topic than most posts in most threads
     
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  19. Aerianne

    Aerianne Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    We made a table like this with an old sewing machine stand that I picked up at a yard sale.

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  20. Aerianne

    Aerianne Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    I'd like to do this if I come by another stand.

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