Waste Paper Furniture

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Waste Paper Furniture

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Designer Jens Praet makes furniture from shredded paper. He compressed it with resin into a mold, and out comes a new piece of furniture. I’m not sure how eco-friendly that resin is, or how much paper it uses (I’m guessing a lot, which keeps it out of a landfill), but the material technique sure is neat, and strong! Via Core77.

4 thoughts on “Waste Paper Furniture

  1. question man says:

    i would love to know resin was used for this?
    i have this shredded paper and didn’t have any real ideas of what to do with it. i knew i wanted to do something with it.
    This would be perfect if i know what resin was used

  2. Michael says:

    Rather than use a resin almost any kind of glue (even wheat paste) would work for this product. The other glues probably take longer to dry/cure than a resin, but a heated well ventilated mold would speed that up. The furniture would have to be coated with some kind of waterproof coating if it were going to be exposed to moisture or high humidity.

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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