The Composition Chair, made without any hardware or welding.

by Chris Gardner

Aluminum wire. A jig. A pair of pliers. A LOT of crossing and bending. Probably some band aids.

The Composition Chair, made without any hardware or welding.

Designer Kouichi Okamoto of Kyouei Design created "The Composistion Chair" using only a pair of pliers and a jig to bend aluminum wire. No bolts, soldering, reinforcements, screws, nails, glue, or welding required.

created at: 2009-05-15

Those kids in high school that used to make hand-wound chainmail got nothing on this chair.

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Create Your Own Custom Cookie Cutters.

by Chris Gardner

How's that for alliteration?! And how's this project for awesomeness: easy-to-make DIY cookie cutters!? With just an aluminum baking pan and free clip art, Carolyn from Juggling Frogs created her own camel cookie cutter. And, she provides the how-to here so you can ape her technique and bend some up for yourself. I think my first round will be Eames lounges and atomic ball clocks.

Create Your Own Custom Cookie Cutters.

Careful with those sharp edges!

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Peal-and-Stick Metal Tiles

by DIY Maven

Peal-and-Stick Metal Tiles

The possible applications for these peel-and-stick metal tiles from Chemetal are endless! The 4" tiles come in brushed aluminum, satin aluminum or light stainless aluminum. They don’t need grout and they  can be cut with basic tools you have around the house. Available at interior51, they're sold in packs of 54 for 79 bucks. You can also buy a sample pack that includes one of each style for $9.  Via.

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