Shelf Made from Recycled National Geographic Magazines

 

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A super shelving project!

Seattle-based designer Sean Miller turned a stack of old issues of National Geographic into a functional bookshelf.

First Sean coated the magazines with a a water/starch mixture and then he placed them under pressure for about a week to harden. Next he took a band saw to the consolidated stack and carved out space for a shelf…

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Leather Belts Recycled Into Flooring

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A Great Use for Old Cow Hide!

The design blog Dornob has a post describing flooring made from recycled leather belts, including rugs and floor tiles. They’re pricey, at about $70 per square foot. So Dornob suggests that you could make your own:

If you are looking for a cheaper alternative approach, however, local vintage clothing stores may sell a belt for a few dollars. After finding a few choice samples, it is just a matter of figuring out the best way to put them together…

 

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UpCycling: Even Better Than ReCycling!

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Before ReCycling Try UpCycling

The recyclers are out in force. Whether it’s using a local recycle centre or a council-provided green bin, it’s never been easier to get your household waste processed back into useful raw materials. But that takes energy – and why spend that energy when this “rubbish” can be turned into something useful in its present form?

Here are some of our suggestions for making the most of what you have already…

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