Country Lore: Futon Refit

Heidi Douglass of North Dighton Massachusetts recycles old futon bed frames into new furniture and other futon refits.
By Heidi Douglass
December 2005/January 2006
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Reuse old futons and make something completely new.
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Instead of giving away your old futon frame, you easily can recycle it into a new piece of garden or patio furniture. For our frame, we removed one slat on the front of the frame and cut a piece of plywood to fit on top, forming a solid seat. We nailed another piece of wood behind the back. Painted gray, the bench no longer looked like a futon. Other adaptations are possible: We may turn another dust-collecting futon in our basement into a front-porch swing.








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mike_57
12/26/2007 10:54:48 AM
i had a friend of mine make a kitchen table and two chairs out of two wood futons. it was nice and solid, and even featured a drawer for extra napkins or whatever under the table top. same guy once made a sander from a vacuum motor, a metal lamp base, and scrap wood! what an imagination!














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