Email Download current view as PDF filePrint

Not Just A Rubbish Chair

By

James Salisbury
Not Just A Rubbish Chair

Project Type

Make-it-Yourself

Category

Furniture

Waste Materials

Drinks Bottles

Hits

3,984
"Not Just A Rubbish Chair" is an upholstering and aesthetic style using ribbons of sandblasted plastic PET drinks bottles. Used on chairs that would be otherwise thrown away; in order to create unique and desirable pieces of furniture that are sure to catch the eye.This project aims to show just what can be achieved with the process of a weave of plastic bottles in the hope that it will be taken on and adapted for the individual chair, table or any piece of furniture. This product is just an example of an aesthetic look that can be accomplished

Materials & Equipment List

Old Solid Wood Chair4 or 5 2 litre plastic drinks bottles (clear)2 sizes of Tee Nuts (For this project I used around 50 and sizes 7mm and 10mm)MalletPillar Drill (and appropriate drill bits)Band SawBelt SanderSand PaperSand BlasterScissorsSet of allen keysClampsWood GlueWood sealPrimerSpray Paint (white)

Making Instructions (Login to see the full instructions)

Part 1
Take apart the chair in order to sand down and remove the varnish as well as cleaning up the joins in preparation for re-gluing. Also make any repairs necessary for the structure of the chair.DESIGNER NOTE
Measure out and drill holes into the frame work of the chair
After drilling holes seal, prime and paint in the style of your choosing.DESIGNER NOTE
Fix in the tee nuts, as mentioned earlier I used a larger size for the outside and smaller on the inside. Do this by pushing them slightly in and then clamping the remaining part of the nut into place.
Fix back together with wood glue, clamping each part so that it retains its structure, and now your chair is ready to upholster.
Part 2
After removing the bottom of the bottle, cut into ribbon by slowly spiralling up the bottle whilst cutting with scissors. Although a painstaking process it is important to keep a ribbon thin enough to fit in the tee nuts.
Weave this ribbon into the holes on the chair
*Part way through initial weave*
Final Outcome.
id
date time
14-11-2012 14:23:00
Hit Counter
3985
id
  • Plastic
parent_id
id
date time
Link ID
id
date time
Link ID
id
parent_id
id
parent_id
  • Please select

Author Info

avatar

James Salisbury

Nottingham

United Kingdom

A student at NTU studying Product Design and currently in my 2nd Year...

View Profile

Popular in Remake

Log In or Sign Up