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Upfragmented

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Izel Venhar
Upfragmented

Project Type

Make-it-Yourself

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Furniture

Waste Materials

Wine Bottles

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A beautiful stool made from a variety of glass bottles, reclaimed furniture and bio resin. Upcycling made comfortable, glass shards made safe.

Materials & Equipment List

Materials -Glass BottlesWooden Chair Clear ResinMDF WoodClayEquipment -Pliers Hammer Kitchen TowelTenon Saw Chisel Bandsaw Hand DrillDrill Bits Screws Silicone Mould Scalpel Putty Knife

Making Instructions (Login to see the full instructions)

Prepare by visiting local pubs and collecting used and unwanted glass bottles. Once the glass bottles have been cleaned, fill the sink with hot water and put the bottles in the water to soak. This will allow you to take the labels off easily. Some labels on the bottles were harder to take off than others so nail polish remover, with cotton wool, can be also used on the bottle to take the labels off completely.
Whilst the bottles are still hot, wrap them up in a tea towel and smash one by one, with a hammer. Carefully then pour the shards into plastic bags.
After finding reclaimed furniture, prepare to take it apart without damaging the piece too much as everything can be used some how. Take as many nails, screws and staples that can easily be taken out by hand first.
If the staples, nails and screws cannot be taken out, saw the furniture near the joints in order to make the most of the furniture.
Once the furniture is taken apart select the pieces that you wish to work with and cut the legs that you will use for your stool all the same length.
At a 20 degree angle, cut both ends of each leg carefully. This will shorten the legs ever so slightly as the angle is applied.
According to how big your mould is, draw a circle which is smaller which will form your center piece. This center piece will be hidden in the resin and it is used to hold the stool legs in position.
Line up where you would like your stool legs to sit. Clamp the center piece into the vice and begin drilling a clearance hole into it. Then change the drill bit to the thinner drill bit and align the stool leg where it will be set. Then drill into the clearance hole already made and into the stool leg. This is where the screw will go. Then change the drill bit again to the piece that will tighten the screw into place. Put the screw into the clearance hole, align the stool leg and tighten the screw into center piece and wooden leg. Ensure it is tight. Do this for all legs of the stool.
The main frame of the stool.
Using a mould that has been used before alter it to fit your purpose. Using clay set this mould tightly onto the table. Then using a scalpel cut the center out and then fill it with clay. Once the hole in the center is completely filled with clay using a putty knife scrape off any excess clay. The base must be completely flat.
Then mix up silicone and pour over the clay center. Tilt the mould in all directions to ensure every bit is covered and that it has a flush finish with the existing mould. Once this is done blow onto the mixture to ensure all air bubbles are removed. Let it set for 24 hours.
Mix a batch of clear resin and pour into the center of the mould.
Drop a few shards into the mixture and then place the stool into the mould. Once the stool is in position add more shards to the resin. Wait 3 hours whilst the resin sets in place.
Carefully take the stool out the mould and you will have your finished upcycled product.
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Izel Venhar

London

United Kingdom

Product Design student at Nottingham Trent University....

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