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Environment Friendly Furnitures. Cheap or Innovative?

DunedainDunedain PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
Most FEE-noys are just like everyone else: BRAND NAME CONSCIOUS. :glee:

Personally, I like little home projects like this which is literally INEXPENSIVE compared to IKEA stuff. I can always get the palettes (through a friend) FOR FREE at a hospital's loading dock near work. The counter top can be anywhere from concrete to granite to marble. White paint just makes the palette look clean.

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Call it CHEAP or call it INNOVATIVE. Ur call. One thing's for certain: IT WON'T COST A LOT OF MONEY. Here's a webpage showing other palette projects.

URL: http://www.bioradar.net/bionews/pallet-di-tutto-di-piu/

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  • hermeowninihermeownini PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    i wouldn't use it as a functional bike rail!

    great project ideas for artisans and not bad for a student's dorm room or young couples.

    :*)
  • topnotch97topnotch97 PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    you can find some good sh!t at some flea market or your local thriftstore.



    back in the day, i just do some dumpster diving over some Dot-com companies, and Tech companies. i usually find office tables, chairs, furniture, appliances, computers, laser printers, copiers, etc. those where the good old days.

    besides right now, the semester is over, so if you head over to some local university, you'll find futons, mattresses, beer pong tables, etc at some dumpster or back alley.
  • Ha! Amateur.

    I mostly build my furniture nowadays.
    All hail the master internet.

    TBH, those pictures are quite ugly for my taste, no wonder why they're cheap :glee:

    Not my work, but this will give you an idea what INNOVATIVE really means
    http://imgur.com/a/waTR4
  • SiyangaPalaSiyangaPala PEx Rookie ⭐
    It is nice to see Pinoys caring about the environment.
  • nikkilovenikkilove PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    dont count on some pinoys to take part on this, especially those who just moved to the US,. to them, this is being cheap.

    kung American Eagle, Banana Republic and Nautica na nga, pero dahil made in the Philippines, kung itapon parang basahan, with an expression pang, "ew! made in the philippines" "yuck ha, so cheap of American eagle" with their feeling born with a silver spoon attitude:glee:,

    yung ganyan pa kaya.

    makakarinig ka dyan ng, "i will only buy mahogany" :rolleyes:, take note dati lang tong namimili sa Divi and Quiapo. ngayon "only mahogany or nothing" :hiya:

    I do buy some old stuff, so long its not detrimental to my own health, like cabinets for pocketbooks and dvd, side tables, computer tables for my printer for ex, ok lang. yung ma sasanitize, pwede.

    of course, clothes, shoes, hindi kahit noon pa sa pinas, di ako naguukay ukay, nag iingat lang naman. also gamit ng dining and utensil sets, hindi rin.

    so to me, those are really great ideas. i love recycling and use of stuff that would promote conservation.
  • darknight10darknight10 PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    i don't find this cheap
  • blue_tracerblue_tracer PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    innovative.

    patok sa LEED ito. :)
  • BeerhandBopBeerhandBop PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    here in the pinas,

    those pallets are gone / taken down 5 minutes it arrives at manila pier. lolol.
  • F-A SoldierF-A Soldier PEx Rookie ⭐
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    Recycled boat turned into hammock bed/couch. :naughty:

    An old friend of mine is into that, he's interior designer. But you just can't be...you know a designer per se. You gotta be at least decent with your hands eg woodshop and paint. LOL

    Otherwise most of these "interior designers" just have someone else do it for them or actually buy it. If it's DIY it's more intimate, otherwise, it's just like buying furniture.

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    Maybe when I have lot of my own, even if it's not a house, I'd buy a shipping container and make a small man cave in the back using recycled container.

    :naughty:
  • hermeowninihermeownini PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    I wanna make a gypsy wagon out of that :*)
  • I like this thread!!
  • real madridreal madrid Member PEx Expert 🎖️
    here in the pinas,

    those pallets are gone / taken down 5 minutes it arrives at manila pier. lolol.

    madami na pinas ang gumagawa ng furniture na gawa sa paleta, pinapakinis ang kahoy at varnish lang ok na di na halata.

    kaya 5min wala na sa pier kasi binebenta sa gumagawa ng furniture.
  • CelynneCelynne PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    When it comes to furniture, parang Pinoys generally are not brand conscious, unlike sa mga gadgets, bags or shirts.
  • Napanood ko sa Rated K, may furniture designer na ang gamit niya mga old materials.

    Ang galing nga e, yung gulong ng sasakyan...nagawa niyang cool chair.

    Then yung old bath tub, ginawa niyang cozy sofa.

    An old luggage, ginawa niyang speakers.

    :up:
  • art727art727 PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Yung aking (vacation pad)bakasyunang pahingahan sa Baguio meron akong japanese garden at nilagyan ko ng mga limang klaseng cactus...at dalawang Bonsai ang isa ay Sampalok (tamarind) 3 ft ang taas at namumunga na...at ang isa pa ay ang Lagundi.2 ft.pareho ang kanilang edad..14 yrs pareho..

    Bago para maganda sa mata ang dating..nagpahakot ako ng malalaking bato na ibat iba ang hugis na parang silya na puwedeng upuan..tatlo lahat at pina (drill) barena ko at duon ko inilagay ang ibang cactus...ang ganda ng environment (kalikasan) ng hardin ko:naughty:

    At meron din akong yellow bamboo sa paligid talagang kawayan toh ha! at dilaw na dilaw ang kulay bago ang mga dahon ay mga isang piye ang haba ang lapad ay tatlong pulgada...meron din akong black bamboo at chinese bamboo..pasyal kayo minsan..
  • I love DIY. I got a retro side table drawer and I was able to refurbish it. I sanded it until it's smooth and varnished it to mirror finish. Bought some new handles from ACE and next week going to install new runners on it as the old wooden runners are clunky.

    It's really fun to DIY when you have the right machine. I hate doing it manually.
  • Some tools to have for DIY:

    Jig Saw

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    Nail Gun

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    Angle grinder

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    Screw Driver machine

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    Orbital sander

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  • BeerhandBopBeerhandBop PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    after learning more about the tiny house movement, and the repurposing movement, i'm sold.

    it's a legit movement.
  • gotta lick itgotta lick it PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    topnotch97 wrote: »
    you can find some good sh!t at some flea market or your local thriftstore.

    back in the day, i just do some dumpster diving over some Dot-com companies, and Tech companies. i usually find office tables, chairs, furniture, appliances, computers, laser printers, copiers, etc. those where the good old days.

    besides right now, the semester is over, so if you head over to some local university, you'll find futons, mattresses, beer pong tables, etc at some dumpster or back alley.

    in the philippines, 2nd hand furniture is expensive except for those you see at the garbage dump.


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    i could envision miley cyrus rocking this boat.:lol:

    tinggin mo magkano yun isang bangka gawa sa kahoy at hindi plywood ngayon?


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    good luck. it only looks good in pictures.


    Airfox wrote: »

    environment freidly daw.



    why invest in power gusslers when you reduce your carbon footprint by going manual?
  • art727art727 PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Ako mahilig din sa mga renovation..at kung ano ano ang ginagawa ko gamit ang power tools...kasi meron akong nakitang welder na ang pinagkabit kabit ay mga auto parts ng sasakyan..ang gaganda ng konsepto...balak kong mag aral o magpaturo ng pagwelding ng mga metal...malapit na siguro:naughty:
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