Home IKEA HACKS IKEA Living Room Hacks Seating The saying still holds true, “One’s man trash is another man’s treasure.” Trammell repurposed a set of SULTAN LÖDINGEN bed slats salvaged from the trash into a chair. He says, “Amsterdam’s trash is full of renewable resources, if you have the right bike to carry it home.” Photo: Trammell Hudson/ Twitter The SULTAN LÖDINGEN slats are made from layer-glued birch veneer to provide supply support, Despite its curved form, it is surprisingly strong. And you can take it apart to make interesting stuff like this chair. Photo: Trammell Hudson/ Twitter Repurpose bed slats to curvy chair He first dismantled the slats from the beams. Then, with a jigsaw, shortened them for the seat. These cut slats are then glued to the shortened beams and fixed with screws. Photo: Trammell Hudson/ TwitterPhoto: Trammell Hudson/ Twitter The same process is repeated but with longer slats for a high back chair. Photo: Trammell Hudson/ Twitter The slats on the left and right go all the way to the floor to serve as legs. Photo: Trammell Hudson/ Twitter Trammell also used the slats for the brace at the base of the chair. With the curved legs, I reckon there would be a bit of “bounce” when one sits on the chair? For the remaining slats, he fashioned them into a hanging sculpture. Photo: Trammell Hudson/ Twitter Surprising what you can do with trash. With a bit of ingenuity and elbow grease, we can keep stuff out of the landfill. See Also IKEA GRANÅS chair hacks – breathe new life into old chairs Want more ideas? If you have bits of bed slats left over, you can repurpose them into a bathmat/ duckboard. Or a simple wooden jewellery organizer which you can fasten behind a door. Space saving and tidy. And they are made for a vertical garden. Just hang the bed slats on hooks and dress up with plants. I used pots with hooks. If I were to do this again, I get a self-watering version. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Mei (@meidays_) Even IKEA is advocating we give their furniture a second chance with the Buy Back program and Circular Hub. So, let’s keep hacking. We’re on the right track.