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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

More Funky Junky Dumpster n' Flea Market DIY Furniture....

and- a SMALL SQUARE FOOTAGE DRUM SET....(A "Manhattan" Cocktail Kit from Peace Drums)

The Spool Table with a Stand-Up Drum Kit in the background (link to a model/info is far below)
I really feel that homemade and repurposed furniture DOES fit into the general Tiny House Scene's mindset and aesthetic- which, to a great extent, is all based on thinking unconventionally or "outside the box". Therefore, here and there I share my little side projects with you guys. Those who come just for the tiny houses and cabins, bear with me... although this blog also gets a huge readership from those who are just here for the weird diy and junk-recycling projects.

So, here's a roadside wire spool I found, and had been trying to sell on craiglist for $15-$20 (starting price- I live near a city (Boston, MA), so people afraid to get their hands dirty do pick these up for such a price). I've had a few people who wanted it, but didn't end up showing (common with craigslist), so I decided to "funk" it up with some leftover paint and yardside scraps I had laying around to see if that might lure in some daring, out-there, buyer. I'll let you know what happens.

Basically, this isn't rocket science, heck, its not even "first grade science". Take a cable spool, clean it, paint it, add legs (screws n' glue), and adorn with weird decor. The end. Its hokey and crude, but there's something I really like about it- in a "Little Rascals/Our Gang" kind of way.

NOTE: The Drum Set Shown- a PEACE Manhattan Cocktail Kit is MUCH better than the one linked to below, although the linked one has decent reviews for the price.... and was linked so as to provide some review and specs info on these type drum sets.

-Derek "Deek" Diedricksen 

MY BOOK on small cabin and shelter concepts- and weird diy projects....