Fun With Furniture Made Out Of Cardboard

Check out this global design challenge…

The mission: “to create a cost-effective, collapsible piece of furniture and ship it to New York inside a large FedEx box within 90 days of receipt of the project brief.”

BUDGET: could not exceed $200.
EACH DESIGN: must support the weight of a person up to 200 lbs.
CONCISE INSTRUCTIONS: must accompany the design in order to assemble it for exhibition.

More interesting DIY furniture…


DIY Cardboard Furniture… Try It Yourself!

Fold School
This is a collection of free cardboard furniture for kids, handmade by you. Download a pattern, print it out with any printer, follow the instructions, and assemble a stable piece of furniture!

Take A Cardboard Carpentry Class
The Adaptive Design Association teaches people like you and me the basics of cardboard carpentry! Their schedule looks a little outdated, but contact is available. (via Popgadget)

Fun With Mac Computer Boxes
Andrew Dusing has made things like chairs, tables and other furniture out of dozen Apple boxes and their Styrofoam inserts. (Check out Andy’s work… get the scoop in his own words.)

The FedEx Furniture Guy
This was an interesting story… when it was hitting the news every night. Jose (aka The FedEx Furniture Guy) had quite a battle on his hands when FedEx didn’t approve of him using their boxes to make furniture for his apartment. (Here is Jose’s story, giving us a behind-the-scenes perspective of what went down.)

Lynnette Walczak

Lynnette Walczak

I like to help people find unique ways to do things in order to save time & money -- so I frequently write about "outside the box" ideas that most wouldn't think of. As a lifelong dog owner, I often share my best tips for living with and training dogs. I worked in Higher Ed several years until switching gears to pursue things I was more passionate about. I've worked at a vet, in a photo lab, and at a zoo -- to name a few. I enjoy the outdoors via bicycle, motorcycle, Jeep, or RV. You can always find me at the corner of Good News & Fun Times as publisher of The Fun Times Guide (32 fun websites).

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