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DIY TV Shelves: Transform Your Television Into Something Useful

Posted By Lea Stewart On April 22, 2011 @ 4:38 pm In DIY,green furniture | 3 Comments

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It’s a well-known fact that the rapid pace of technological progress results in a tremendous amount of outdated computers, TV’s and other electronics [1], so we love to see creative solutions for repurposing e-waste [2]. Answering a challenge from ReadyMade magazine [3], Julie Brzezinski created these clever DIY storage units from old boob tubes. Her stack of TV shelves makes a great showcase for displaying shoes, books, and other decorative items.

A master of tinkering with vintage wares, Brzezinski made a step by step guide [4] to creating a sturdy stacked cabinet using television frames. Remember to be careful when extracting the TV guts — especially CRTs — as they can contains large amounts of lead. Also be sure to check your local area for take-back programs or other electronics recycling [5] options to ensure proper disposal of the parts.

+ Julie Brzezinski [6]

Via ReadyMade [3]


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URLs in this post:

[1] outdated computers, TV’s and other electronics: http://inhabitat.com/chris-jordan-creates-beauty-from-e-waste/

[2] e-waste: http://inhabitat.com/electronics-recycling-101-five-charities-that-accept-old-electronics/

[3] ReadyMade magazine: http://www.readymade.com/projects/rm100_tv_shelf

[4] step by step guide: http://www.readymade.com/projects/tv_shelf/next_step#steps

[5] electronics recycling: http://inhabitat.com/electronics-recycling-101-the-problem-with-e-waste/

[6] + Julie Brzezinski: http://www.etsy.com/shop/juliebrzez

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