April 18, 2012


As an unfortunate possessor of two left hands, I’ve always admired DIY projects from a distance. But this fun eco-friendly idea by Adrian Candela looks so simple, even I find it unthreatening. Maybe because the material for the project comes from used boxes, a low key resource. Even if you mess things up, so what? You were going to discard the boxes anyway. No pressure.

Adrian explains: “The scenario is quite common: You move into a new apartment, which usually requires the familiar trip to IKEA (or some other similar furnishing store)… The final outcome: A fully furnished place and a large stack of decent quality corrugated fiberboard (most commonly referred to as cardboard).” Thanks to the downloadable instruction, this cardboard is folded into a nightstand. The result is simple and elegant. What a nice way to save money, space and, if the effort is successful enough to repeat, a few trees…

EKougi on 05/09/12

Reminds me a bit of when I was a student, and the cardboard box we had for our coffee table. It was great, was somewhere you put your dishes and coffee mugs and you could also write notes on it.

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