I found this neat end table made from left over 2×2′s from a build. It was constructed by gluing and clamping the scraps together. If I were doing this, I’d probably take it a step further and sand the whole top level and smooth. The different grains of the wood are great and shows another way to use building scraps from your tiny house.
Our friends over at Jetson Green found a great video about a family of four that create next to no trash. In the video she shows just how much trash they have had in 4 months, which is amazingly little. I really wonder how she is able to shop without all the packaging, she explains it kind of, but doesn’t go into details.
So I saw this today and it had such character and the reuse and re purposing of these materials is so neat I had to share. As most of us know, wine is often fermented in wooden barrels. Typically these barrels are oak, often from french oak trees, but what I didn’t realize is that they only last about 10 years and cost around $1000 a barrel! So this company takes the barrels which are often sold for rather cheap, straightens them out, mills then and the installs as wood flooring.