I like to use recycled materials.
1) because they are free
2) because there’s good stuff out there that shouldn’t just end up in landfill
Spring is in full bloom here and the city is collecting large waste from around the center of town.
Most stuff is crap from peoples basements that hasn’t seen the light of day for 50 years.
Sometimes you find a classic chair or 2, old tools, and lots of veneered panels of either chipboard or more commonly from older furniture blockboard( I think that’s what you call it).
My only competition on these hunts are Zagrebs many Gypsies, they used to just collect the metal, but now they know some old furniutre items have resale value. Nobody but me seems to collect wood.
So, today a small haul, but stuff that could be used for numerous projects.
In the pics you see the veneered blockboard, very shiny (have to strip it), it’s good quality and in good shape, with some nice book matched veneer.
Also, some nicely shaped legs that will probably get cut in half and made into 2 stools I’ve been thinking of.
There’s also some solid beech glued panels that will be great to make box jointed drawers with, and some old jars of various sizes that have a beautiful subtle blue and green tinge to them. Ear marked for lamps or vases.
Keep an eye out for my projects and see if you can spot where these materials end up.
No doubt I’ll be adding quite a few more posts in this series in the next weeks.