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« on: April 06, 2019, 04:37:44 am »

... and a couple of other things. My Husband and I have been fixing up a house.

I truly hate to simply let the scraps be tossed out. Are there any steampunk-style crafts that can be made with old home improvement wares?

Currently, we have:

-Bits of wood in various shapes and sizes (two whole bins!)
-Bits of beadboard
-Bits of leftover molding
-At least Two old light fixtures that work
-Some leftover insulation foam board
-a length of about three feet of leftover copper pipe
-a collection of old computer wires that probably don't connect to anything we still own
-a collection of old bathroom tiles (ceramic)
-more dining chairs than we know what to do with.
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« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2019, 06:24:57 pm »

... and a couple of other things. My Husband and I have been fixing up a house.

I truly hate to simply let the scraps be tossed out. Are there any steampunk-style crafts that can be made with old home improvement wares?

Currently, we have:

-Bits of wood in various shapes and sizes (two whole bins!)
-Bits of beadboard
-Bits of leftover molding
-At least Two old light fixtures that work
-Some leftover insulation foam board
-a length of about three feet of leftover copper pipe
-a collection of old computer wires that probably don't connect to anything we still own
-a collection of old bathroom tiles (ceramic)
-more dining chairs than we know what to do with.

Copper pipe is awesome. Easy to solder with a butane torch. For mode than a decade I've seen people make portable flash disks from bits of copper tubes.
Wainscot/beadwork, depends on the material. Wood is useful. Artificial vinyl or Formica style finishes are not easy to work with.
Bathroom tiles make excellent coasters and you can use bits of moulding to make frames for the tiles.
Moulding makes excellent picture frames. I've made computer cases out of wide moulding. Same for wooden wainscoat.
Not much of a suggestion on chairs, other than selling them
 
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