First time up-cycling

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Project by Nick posted 09-14-2016 02:54 AM 1032 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first shot at up-cycling. This was a TV cabinet found in someone’s bulk trash pile. I cut the top off and used it to make the arms and back. I don’t like to paint projects but with the different woods i thought it best. Made the rusted panels on the back from roofing found in bulk trash and the seat is pallet wood. The only thing I bought was the wood to frame the back. Hit it with a couple of coats of poly to finish it off. Let me know what you think.

-- Nick, AZ. Wood is a canvas for God's art work, it is our job as woodworkers to figur out the best way to display it.

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#1 posted 09-14-2016 06:39 AM

Realy rustic – nice work. I like the rusted panels.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 09-14-2016 01:39 PM

Nice work! I like the design. Very clever. I wish I had the vision to see something that isn’t there. I am good at copying, though:)

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#3 posted 09-14-2016 04:44 PM

Pretty neat transformation. The before and after pics really show how much you changed that piece of furniture. :)

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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#4 posted 09-14-2016 09:51 PM

Nick, you are a very resourceful man. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#5 posted 09-14-2016 11:59 PM

Neat work.

I also am a “junk-yard dog”.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#6 posted 09-15-2016 01:08 AM

great work
I’m not shy about hauling anything off the curb myself and love to see it re-imagined like this

-- Greg Simon

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#7 posted 09-16-2016 02:05 PM

looks good

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