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« on: July 15, 2009 06:26:38 PM »





I've entered this in the Greenwala Choose to Reuse contest, and would appreciate any votes you guys want to give!

http://www.greenwala.com/greenwala_contests/all/5-Choose-to-Reuse-Sponsored-by-Hewlett-Packard-HP/entries/all/120-Book-headboard

I work a a used bookstore, and so I was able to save a lot of old books and wanted to reuse them. I've previously done a table with book legs (http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-table-legs-out-of-books/) and a bookshelf out of old encyclopedias (http://www.instructables.com/id/A-bookshelf-made-of-encyclopedias!-YAY!/).

I wanted something a little prettier this time. Smiley

It's made out of book covers, Elmer's Glue-All, a plywood backing, and some polyurethane to seal it. It was really simple as you just glue them down in layers!

The complete write up is here if anyone is interested!:
http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-book-headboard/
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« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2009 06:36:14 PM »

So tactile and colorful!
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« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2009 06:40:25 PM »

*rock*ed it
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« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2009 06:42:02 PM »

Really, really awesome!
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« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2009 06:52:59 PM »

This looks so great with your quilt!
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« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2009 07:01:50 PM »

pretty. I would love to have one of those:)
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« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2009 07:10:42 PM »

LOVE it!!!!!  This rocks.
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« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2009 07:40:25 PM »

thats amazing looking and so cool!! but i always get too sad at the thought of destroying a book to ever make one... Sad
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« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2009 07:47:33 PM »

thats amazing looking and so cool!! but i always get too sad at the thought of destroying a book to ever make one... Sad

I suppose I can understand that, but after working in a used bookstore for so long I've come to accept that some books are greater than others (Are you listening, Mr. Grisham?), and that the lesser ones are worth more once reincarnated. Cheesy

We tend to get in a TON of older books in bad shape by authors no one remembers, so it's nice to save some from being turned into cardboard or donated!
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« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2009 07:49:37 PM »

this rocks so much Smiley and yeah i don't know if i can stomach the idea of destroying books, even if it is to make something as awesome as this but i understand that some books will probably end up going to the landfill anyway so... creative endeavors such as this are good repurposing options
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