Cardboard Bench...

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Step 1:

My intractable is for a bench seat that you can put generally everywhere but my intention is to put is at a lake, pond ore stream to enjoy the view.

Step 2:

You need a lot of cardboard to put the bench together, i got it from al local bicycle store, the boxes are big and the cardboard is firm. So try to collect many peaces.

Step 3:

Make this form 25-30 times whit a bunch of people so u create a group feeling and so it wont take you so long. You can decide how big you bench gets but I made it as big as a normal chair size. The incisions you so I will tell you about them later...

Step 4:

Now you make the transverse pieces of the bench, they are long so you need a bigger piece of cardboard for them. The height of the transverse pieces are based on the l-form you made before.

Step 5:

When you have al these pieces you decide how the are positioned into each other, this is were the incisions play a role. The cuts have to be centred and between every cut there has to be the same amount of space. Look at how many mm the cardboard is and make the incisions 2 times this wide.

Step 6:

If you did everything alright and I explained everything well this is the result you are suppose to get.

Step 7:

I did it like this so you can look the other way to.

Step 8:

Same here.

Step 9:

If you do this with a group you probably need one ore two days.
Have fun!



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    7 Discussions


    9 years ago on Introduction

    looks great! surprised to see someone else had this idea, i havent made mine yet, but i do have it designed in sketchup, and its going to be made of wood though.


    10 years ago on Introduction

    I saw a similar idea before, except it was used as a form for makng a pemanent bench in the garden. just fill the voids between the cardboard with soil and sprinkle over grass seeds or similar. Makes a great looking and practical bench for the garden. Then you just need to figure out how to mow it.


    10 years ago on Introduction

    Hey thanks! I don't know how heavy the complete bench is, it is 3-4m long so I could not lift it, but it is made from cardboard so not heavy at all. I could lift the l-forms by myself, all 30 so..... Thanks for your comment!

    1 reply

    Just a word from the wise, if you want to Wasagi to see your comment to him, press 'reply' at his comment box. I see a lot of newer members who just post the comment, thinking who it is intended for will see it. Great instructable! A good contribution to the community.


    10 years ago on Introduction

    This is amazing! I can't belive I didn't think of this before... How heavy are these?