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The cork chair, in all its glory. If cork chairs could talk — oh, the stories of tipsy tourists this one would tell!

Back in March, I went wine tasting with some friends. At one of the wineries — Lynmar Estate in Sebastopol — I came across this awesome chair made of corks! I don’t know whether the entire thing was corks, or if they were covering some kind of base.

Corks are a great crafting material to upcycle. I know you can make furniture, floor mats, and cork boards (duh!), but what other clever ideas have you come across for using corks?

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One of my friends sitting in the cork chair.

Laura Cochrane

I’m an editor at MAKE and CRAFT. I like hiking, biking, and etymology.


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  1. Goli Mohammadi says:

    I wonder if the chair is all corks, or if it’s corks added to a base. Neat! That’s a lot of wine :)

  2. Nan says:

    I corked a wall in a half bath – the entire wall behind the toilet. Also made a towel rack out of champagne corks. Drilled a hole from end to end and inserted a dowel rod!

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