Intro: Newspaper Side Table in Cardboard!
That begins with the wish to replace my baskets (turned upside down) which served as side tables in my formal living.
I wanted something curved but not too much – because my husband prefers square and angled stuff – small, but with storage space for blankets…
Step 1: Find Out the Internal Structure...
I had no idea how I would do it ! So, I made a really small one (you still see the glue filament) ! For the anecdote, my daughter reused it to a “Playmobil furniture”!
This copy in scale gave me a good idea of the furniture’s skeleton. Let’s get to work!
Step 2: Cut the Profiles
The first step is to find cardboard in good shape. Trace and cut out 4 profiles.
Step 3: The Feet...
Next, I used the “fitting” technique. This technique involves cutting out crosspieces of the same depth and stick them perpendicularly to 2 profiles. I did that twice and obtained that :
Step 4: Build It...
Next step, I assembled these 2 new “thicker” profiles and used the same technique to fill the bottom and the top plates.
After checking the furniture is straight and making adjustments when necessary, I covered the sides still empty with pieces of cardboard.
Step 5: Cover the Side, Sand and Set Up Before Decorate
Time now to protect the furniture to give it the chance to wear well!
I had to sand the edges to make them smooth, before waterproofing the whole furniture and protecting every edges applying a gummed tape. Then I covered it all with a finishing layer of Gesso.
While waiting for everything to be completely dry, I made another one!