The goal of Recyclart.org is to bring you good products that are made from recycling, reusing, upcycling, etc. We will not bother you with a lot of text or details, we prefer to give you inspiration through pictures and the links where you can find more information. The goal is to be a kind of portfolio based on ideas in which you can brainstorm your sustainability creativity.
What can you make from a piece of heating pipe, a steam iron, a kitchen utensil and other shiny metal parts? How about a hornbill?
Since a couple of years, I've been making objects out of metal parts form all sorts of machines and devices. This is one of my first projects and still one of my favorites. It was a nice challenge to get all parts connected without showing screws or bolts and nuts.
I'm always looking for vintage patterns and I scale them to the scale of the box to stick them on and give the box this vintage effect. This what we call upcycling.
But, what is Upcycling?
Recycling is the use of an object at the end of its life for the same use as the original one. Glass bottles are recycled into glass bottles.
Upcycling reuses an object in another function, it is a recycling from the "top".
It's not customization, a redesigned chest of drawers remains a chest of drawers.
Upcycling changes the function of the object, a metal box becomes a lamp, we also talk about the diversion of objects.
The ecological benefits are significant, reducing the volume of waste and avoiding the use of natural resources. It is also a creative work that makes it possible to invent unique objects because it is sometimes difficult to find a large quantity of objects to reuse.
Upcycling is practiced whatever the waste, fabric, paper, wood, furniture….. the principle being to reduce our waste, we do our shopping in the garbage!
Because every action counts, many of us take from our garbage cans or set up recycling facilities.
Upcycling reduces our carbon footprint, each purchase of upcycled items is an ethical and virtuous purchase
We've built this front hub pendant light out of recycled bike parts.
Front hub characteristics:
Black or silver front hub.
18 black or silver stainless steel spokes.
Black or silver nipples.
2 7/16” Flat metal cap with metal barrel cord grip.
60 watt LED dimmable Edison Bulb
Fully UL Listed
All mounting hardware included
The premium cloth covered electrical wire has a great texture, flexibility, and feel. A mixture of black and white individual threads creates this unique pattern.
The construction is of SVT-B wire features 3 conductor wires (positive, negative and ground) insulated by a PVC housing and finished with a high-quality braided rayon cloth cover. This wire is fully UL Listed, which is demonstrative of our commitment to providing safe, high-quality products.
The rated voltage for this wire is 300V.
If you need a 2-conductor cord, you can simply clip the third wire (green) and leave it unused.
We use a stylish solid brass keyless light socket & include a 60 watt LED Edison bulb for an early 1900's era feel.
The old white picket fence around our corner lot had rotted away and though we considered just removing it, we ultimately decided we wanted a new fence.
I designed and constructed the new one around a supply of salvaged redwood fence boards and posts, as well as some miscellaneous lengths of salvaged, full-dimension redwood lumber.
I wanted a fun and inviting look, so I incorporated a long wave that spans two sections (16 ft./~4.8 meters). Because I needed to trim, plane and route various parts (as well as removing any stray nails and screws), it took much longer than if I had simply purchased new lumber, but I was very pleased by the result.
Several years on, I'm constructing the matching gates we initially -- thought with mostly new materials for the gate frames since I wasn't able to locate enough old 2x4s.