Recycle Your Architectural Elements To Create New Furniture Lebanon MO
Recycle Your Architectural Elements To Create New Furniture
Recycled furniture can be beautiful and save some of the older architectural pieces of the home. Photo Credit: OK-59
We have a lot of years’ worth of architectural history behind us now, even in America. Of course the next logical statement should mention all that we can learn from a distinguished history of urban planning and architecture. But today we are entering a new phase of 'Green' architecture and design that quite often prefers the question: What can we reuse from a long architectural history?
It turns out that a change of mindset, from studying architecture from a distance to getting your hands dirty with it, reveals a wealth of design opportunities. One opportunity that still lives on the fringe of the reuse, stay-green mentality is to revise architectural elements into creative, often antique furniture.
Below is a list of seven ideas and examples from around the web that illustrate both the creativity of a generation of reclaimers and revisers and the awesome potential that exists in any old find at the antique shop, salvage yard, garage sale, or even the old family cottage.
- Gothic coffee table? Here is an inspiring idea that transformed an old stone column cap into a classic coffee table.
- From door to table? Antique doors run rampant through salvage yards and antique dealers; can you re-imagine one as your new dining room table? We think you can .
- At the Head of the Bed is a Balcony Rail. Many old, ornate balcony rails survive from classic...
Read the full article in the CalFinder Remodeling and Home Solar Power Magazine