Neatorama Posts Tagged "upcycling"
Salvaging Antique Wood--A Booming Business in New York City...

(Photo: Michael Appleton/New York Times)In the decades following the American Civil War, the South found demand for a new cash crop: virgin longleaf pine. In the era before steel girders became useful for construction, v...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/31/Salvaging-Antique-Wood-A-Booming-Business-in-New-York-City/
Yarn Made from Skin and Bones...

(Photo: Philipp Stössel)Researchers at ETH University in Switzerland developed a useful, weavable fiber from the waste products of slaughterhouses. Philipp Stössel, a doctoral candidate and the lead reseacher,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/14/Yarn-Made-from-Skin-and-Bones/
Popcorn Popper Lamp...

Etsy seller Patrick Hoesterey came up with a great, original idea for a household lamp. He built it into an old popcorn popper. He replaced the internal components with a lamp receptacle that powers a 25 watt bulb. Hoest...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/06/26/Popcorn-Popper-Lamp/
Unique And Creative Recycling Projects...

Getting crafty often entails making do with whatever materials you have on hand, and when you’re able to recycle old stuff into shiny, and useful, new stuff your skills as a crafter become a point of pride.Besides...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/06/01/Unique-And-Creative-Recycling-Projects/
Farrier Tools Turned into Chef Knives...

Once it was a rasp that shaved horse hooves on Chelsea Miller’s family farm in Vermont. Now it’s a knife for an elite kitchen.Chelsea Miller makes knives. Her materials are the old tools and reclaimed wood fr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/05/08/Farrier-Tools-Turned-into-Chef-Knives/
Artist Turns Old Keys and Coins into Sculptures...

Although the rest of us may throw away old keys, the Australian artist Moerkey puts them and old coins to beautiful use. He welds them together into sculptures that take on new forms while retaining their original visual...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/05/07/Artist-Turns-Old-Keys-and-Coins-into-Sculptures/
You Can Turn an Old Piano into an Aquarium...

(Photo: unknown)The above fish tank is not unique. It is apparently a common craft. Recyclart rounded up photos of several old pianos turned into aquariums. Some of them, such as the one in the video below, remain playab...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/03/You-Can-Turn-an-Old-Piano-into-an-Aquarium/
Wine Barrel Bookshelf...

Michael Weiss is a woodworker who builds useful and decorative furnishings out of wood reclaimed from the winemaking materials of California Wine Country. That’s why he calls himself the Wine Country Craftsman. Thi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/03/05/Wine-Barrel-Bookshelf/
Veronika Richterova's Plastic Bottle Art...

Veronika Richterová, an artist from the Czech Republic, makes sculptures by heating and reshaping plastic bottles. She commonly features plants and animals, depicting them in a highly realistic manner. Richterov&a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/01/Veronika-Richterovas-Plastic-Bottle-Art/
Bicycle Wheel Clock...

Máté Csipszer made this charming clock from old bike parts. The body is the hub of a wheel and the numbers are shaped pieces of bike chain. The hands are pieces of cut plastic. Does it work? Mát&eacu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/13/Bicycle-Wheel-Clock/




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