I've just inherited a pile of old timber doorframes, architraves, doors and skirting boards and would like to re-use it to build a few pieces of furniture. Here are some of the ideas I've come across:
Monday, 28 October 2013
Sunday, 27 October 2013
If you're renovating your house or apartment, you could think about carefully removing any existing tiles which will be replaced, so that they can be reused in another project.
Here we've carefully removed these thin, long marble tiles from the skirting board and intend to re-use them as tiles on the floor in the canteen (cellar).
It wasn't always possible to get them off in one piece, but these smaller pieces won't go to waste. As I'll be tiling in the canteen (cellar), I will use all of the marble tiles, broken and whole in a mosaic-type arrangement. They're beautiful, but a bit old school compared to more modern materials such as timber floorboards, concrete and steel but I suspect the result will be 1000% better than the existing dusty concrete floor.
Sunday, 13 October 2013
If your old pants break, there's still hope - you can salvage the pockets and use them for utility bags. Just cut them off carefully and they're ready for re-use. The zipped pockets are the best.
Utility bags have a million uses. I use these bags to store my cables, batteries, USB keys and other small objects in my luggage or backpack when moving from one place to the next.