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Cardboard Furniture

Make a house look lived in when selling
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You're selling a house, but you've moved out all of the furniture. Empty houses look horrible.

Cardboard furniture to the rescue - totally flimsy and unfunctional, but classy looking furniture makes your house look 'homely' .

Sort of like the cardboard hifi components that Ikea has, but on a larger scale.

Gonzo, Aug 05 2000

(?) Frank Gehry's cardboard furniture http://www.arcspace...oard/cardboard.html
Not only functional, but stylish too! [rmutt, Aug 05 2000, last modified Oct 21 2004]

returDesign Sweden http://www.cardboardfurniture.com
have to see this one! [retur, Feb 28 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]

Readymade had DIY cardboard furniture article recently... http://www.readymademag.com/
...and it's a fun magazine for hipster DIYers to boot. [white, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Frank Gehry's Cardboard Chair http://www.netropol...g/gehry/chair2.html
([rmutt]'s link above is broken) [hippo, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Cardboard office http://www.bndestem...euws!KCE!,00.html#_
Dutch design agency completely outfitted in cardboard. [Ehrm, Aug 26 2005]

(?) FedEx furniture http://www.wired.co...,1284,68492,00.html
[Shz, Aug 26 2005]

(?) Film: How to make Cardboard Furniture http://vinestreetworks.com
How to make Cardboard Furniture [gregorscheer, Oct 29 2007]


       I know that the US census used a LOT of cardboard in their office environs during this years work. They might be a good group to look up first. Anyone know who their supplier was?
bear, Aug 05 2000

       I used a cardboard box as a bedside table for about a year. Worked just fine.   

       (Yeah, I know that wasn't the gist of this idea. Personally, I'd rather see the rooms without the furniture if that's what I'm buying. It's easier to imagine my own stuff there, and what I'll need to buy or sell. I *would* use this to try out new arrangements, though; moving bookcases and beds and all is too difficult for playing around with possibilities.)
bookworm, Aug 08 2000

       I used the box from my CD-R drive as an end table for three years...worked fine, except for being a little narrow...   

       I think Bookworm's idea is a good one, easily moved phony furniture to test arrangements before moving in the heavy stuff...
StarChaser, Aug 10 2000

       Bookworm has a point about seeing a room without the furniture. At least that way you get to see any flaws in the carpet.   

       However, if it's cardboard furniture, couldn't you just fold it up and put it in a corner if you wanted to see the bare room itself? Seems likely.
BigThor, Aug 29 2000

       Flaw Coverings
thumbwax, Feb 28 2002

       I'm actually reading this entry on one of those cardboard monitors they use in furniture stores to showcase their nasty particle board computer desks.
jester, Mar 03 2002

       "Flaw coverings." Love it.
1kester, Mar 18 2003

       I once made a fake sofa out of cardboard boxs and covered it with fabric for a party.Great fun to watch someone sinking down to the floor trying not to spill their drink.
sufc, Mar 18 2003

       I sat on one of Frank Gehry's cardboard chairs once (see link, not [rmutt]'s - the other one). Very comfortable.
hippo, Mar 19 2003

       As a college student, I worked in a paper mill's HR department. They didn't have any furniture for my cube other than a desk so they gave me carboard chairs. They were not only confortable but lightweight and strong. They were made for a convention or something to prove the stregnth of their product.   

       Excellent idea and the new homeowner could keep the collection for a little more if they were to poor to hit up Ikea
MaddMatt, Mar 19 2003

       i had a girlfriend once like this.
benfrost, Aug 26 2005

       Very run of the mill.
4whom, Oct 30 2007

       Baked in some places. They use cardboard for displays.
Shadow Phoenix, Oct 30 2007


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