Intro: The Bookshelf in 2 Ways... How to Recycle Used Cardboards to Create Customized Furniture!
I transform and design used cardboards into unique works of
Art that can be used as furniture or home décor and accessories.
I love working cardboard because it is the best way to
express my limitless creativity!
This is the step by step of one of my first furniture: The bookshelf in 2 ways!
Step 1: Step 1: Shape and Cut
When I imagined it, I didn’t know exactly where it would fit so I decided to have 2 options !
My idea was to give the impression that the shelves were falling apart but I respected the balance to avoid it to really happen!
You can make 4 squares with different sizes, depths... for this one I give my measurements in cm!
I used a another technique : “meshing”.This technique is the most used. We need 3 profiles (facade, intermediate and background). The intermediate one will be the skeleton, in which we will make notches that will take crosspieces. This method ensures the strength of the furniture.
So I did 4 squares with 3 profiles for each.
Next step, I covered my 4 squares and protected the edges with gummed tape
Step 2: Step 2 : Assembly
Then I chose a shape and I decided to put this bookshelf either upright or in horizontal way. I put the furniture up along the wall and then the floor ! I stuck the parts together with a glue gun and sealed them with gummed tape.
Step 3: Step 3: Finishing and Decoration
For the finishing stage, I waterproofed the whole furniture as usual and this time I coated it with a plaster and gave it a texture using a tape knife.
A very light sanding and it’s time to paint !