Guerilla Furniture Design (Paperback)

How to Build Lean, Modern Furniture with Salvaged Materials

By Will Holman

Storey Publishing, LLC, 9781612123035, 192pp.

Publication Date: March 31, 2015

List Price: 19.95*
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Build stylish and functional furniture from salvaged materials. This innovative guide presents dozens of strategies for upcycling scrap cardboard, metal, plastic, or wood into dependable shelving units, sturdy tables, and fun lamps. With directions for 35 easy and inexpensive projects that include a Cardboard Cantilever Chair, a License Plate Bowl, a Conduit Coatrack, and much more, you’ll be inspired to start filling your home with unique high-style furniture that makes sense for both your wallet and the environment.

About the Author

Will Holman was educated as an architect at Virginia Tech and Auburn University’s Rural Studio. He has worked as a designer, craftsman, carpenter, educator, and author. Since 2008, Holman has published 54 furniture construction how-to articles on His work has also been published in the book PlyDesign, in Readymade and Make magazines, Design Observer, and on several prominent sustainable design websites. He lives and works in Baltimore, Maryland, where he is currently planning a makerspace for a non-profit development company.