Nina Tolstrup of Studiomama makes furniture out of wood pallets, which she sells. She also sells plans to make some of the furniture as well. The up and downside for Ms. Tolstrup is that her for-sale plans are simple, which also means they're knock-off-able using just the pictures of the completed projects. Take, for example, this lounge chair. It could be an inexpensive alternative to a traditional Adirondack lawn chair. To help create...
IMO, all pallets are waiting to be made into something beautiful, like this outdoor lounge chair for instance. Simple, yet stylish in its construction, the materials and tools to make one are minimal. Here they are:
- Four pallets of the same size, preferably rectangular
- One pallet slightly wider than your other pallets, more square than rectangular
- Scrap 2x4s or pallet scraps of the 2x4 kind
- Hammer and nails
For the entire...
The Eames Lounge (670) and Ottoman (671) set by Herman Miller is, to me, not only the most iconic piece of mid-century design, but the most perfect piece of furniture. Ever. And a new one in cherry or walnut start at $3,000, and a 50th anniversary chair in Santos Palisander rosewood starts at about $4,500, with authentic vintage chairs fetching that much or more.
My new-to-me Frank Doerner copy, on the other hand, cost me just over $100. I...
1Apparently, cats have this thing where they like to install themselves in cozy spaces: spots like drawers, behind furniture, and if its available, an appropriately-sized empty cardboard box. So, take advantage of their penchant for nookery, and make them do what they do in style.
- Large sheets of corrugated cardboard
- Hot glue gun
- Utlity knife
- Cutting mat or scrap surface
Begin by downloading the pdf pattern...
A comfortable, modern Chaise lounge, "The 'Big Easy' Chaise Loungers offer the ideal seating solution for relaxation and comfort. An ergonomic wave shape typifies the uncomplicated designs in this range and the high shine silver finish of the elegant metal frames sets off any choice of upholstery beautifully, choose from the vast range of textiles and leather available."