Shelves from old futon

Every 1st of the month is NYC it’s futon graveyard on the streets – here’s a good project you can do instead of tossing them, make shelves. Gorillapoop writes –

Turn an old futon into some sweet new shelves. Concept by Gabe Nathanson. He’s the original “suspension invention” inventor. This particular design/implementation by me.

Ingredient list:

  • Turnbuckels – 1 per threaded rod
  • Threaded Rod – i used 1/4in
  • 1 old futon – or other shelf like wood
  • box of washers
  • box of nuts (both should fit the threaded rod)


  • drill
  • dremmel – optional

Shelves from Old Futon – Link.

4 thoughts on “Shelves from old futon

  1. we used our old futon parts for lofts in the tree house. other past uses for futon parts: compost bin, wagon, fire wood.

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