Turn Your E-Waste Into Furniture and Hide It In Plain Sight

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There are lots of recycling programs that will happily salvage the raw materials from your outdated electronics. But if you still can't let your old 386 go, maybe Rodrigo Alonso has another solution for you—turn it into gaudy furniture.

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His N+ew, or No More Electronic Waste, stools are composed of a small mountain of defunct electronics and other hardware including circuit boards, wires, mice, computer components, and even entire keyboards. They're all dumped into a large mould which is then filled with a clear epoxy resin to bind everything together.

Once it's set and has been polished to a high-gloss finish, the results are like a time capsule that you don't have to wait 100 years to look inside. Oh crap, that's where my keys went! [Rodrigo Alonso via Inhabitat]

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Illustration for article titled Turn Your E-Waste Into Furniture and Hide It In Plain Sight
Illustration for article titled Turn Your E-Waste Into Furniture and Hide It In Plain Sight
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DISCUSSION

bombastinator

you want to "recycle" by turning garbage into paperweights using polyester resin?!?!

A) that stuff is wildly expensive. That's like $200 worth of resin alone, not including the form or any labor to finish the piece (much polishing is involved btw)

B) Casting polyester resin is an insanely toxic process. The solvents alone involve hazardous materials gear and respirators.

The false economy here is just brain crushing to the point that it must be ironic.