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35 Inventive Cardboard Creations

— December 20, 2008 — Eco
Cardboard is a truly magnificent material. Being itself produced from recycled material, it can subsequently be transformed or repurposed into other products, like furniture, lighting and fake cops. When you’re tired of that item, back it goes, to once again be made into a shoe box!

Another impressive thing about cardboard is its rigidity - things can be made from it without the need of glue, screws, or there fasteners. All you have to do is cut a couple slots in a few sheets, interlock the boards and there you go – a table!  The material is also very light, so large items can be made to hang or transport easily.

This awesome cluster of corrugated creations includes everything from bridges and beds to surfboards and bikes. There are some really creative ideas here and if you look closely, I bet you will find something that you can recreate yourself.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Portable Adverbenches
Portable Adverbenches
Perfect Perch
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34
Fake Police
Fake Police
Cardboard Cops
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33
Design Curiosities
Design Curiosities
Cardboard Miniature Audio Equipment as Art
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32
Cardboard Bridges
Cardboard Bridges
Japanese Architect's Eco-Friendly Bridge in France
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31
Cardboard Box Accessories
Cardboard Box Accessories
Wannabe Turns Boxes into Chic Tables
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30
Collaborative Cardboard Art
Collaborative Cardboard Art
The Box Doodle Project
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29
Cardboard SLR
Cardboard SLR
a Single Reflex Camera Made of Cardboard
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28
Cardboard-Inspired Bedding
Cardboard-Inspired Bedding
The Quilt Cover Project
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27
Cardboard Room
Cardboard Room
Disposable Design at its Finest
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26
Banana Box Lights
Banana Box Lights
The Chiquita Chandelier
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25
Cardboard Realism
Cardboard Realism
Chris Gilmour Sculptures
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24
Cardboard Creations
Cardboard Creations
Paperpod Housing
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23
Cardboard Surfboards
Cardboard Surfboards
Mike Sheldrake's Home Creation
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22
Customizable Cardboard Cot
Customizable Cardboard Cot
$300 Baby Box as Art
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21
Real Cardboard Building Blocks
Real Cardboard Building Blocks
Bloxes
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20
Cardboard Art
Cardboard Art
Chris Gilmour's Eco Creations
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19
Green Hangers
Green Hangers
100% Recycled Cardboard Coat Hanger
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18
Recyclable Folding Cardboard Stool
Recyclable Folding Cardboard Stool
Flat mate
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17
Cardboard Shelving
Cardboard Shelving
Eco-Friendly Magma UK Bookstore
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16
Cardboard Children
Cardboard Children
Sneaky Cut-Outs Trick Road Warriors into Safe Driving
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15
100% Recycled Home
100% Recycled Home
The CardBoard House
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14
DIY Cardboard Garden Tools
DIY Cardboard Garden Tools
The Rake and Take
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13
Cardboard Cafes
Cardboard Cafes
B3 Designers at London Design Festival
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12
Intense Paper Crafts
Intense Paper Crafts
The Recycled Cardboard Transformer
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11
Flat-Pack Holiday Decor
Flat-Pack Holiday Decor
The Cardboard Christmas Tree
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10
Recyclable Workspaces
Recyclable Workspaces
The Cardboard Office
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9
Cardboard Retail Shops
Cardboard Retail Shops
The Bombed Mache By Ksubi
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8
Cardboard Box Beds
Cardboard Box Beds
Nikolay Suslov Designs for Nomads and the Homeless
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7
Biodegradable Sculptures
Biodegradable Sculptures
Corrugated Cardboard Art
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6
DIY Cardboard Kids Chairs
DIY Cardboard Kids Chairs
Finish Your Self Junior
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5
Table in a Suitcase
Table in a Suitcase
Portable Cardboard Table
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4
Cardboard Taxidermy
Cardboard Taxidermy
PETA-Friendly Trophy Heads
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3
Corrugated Cardboard Furniture
Corrugated Cardboard Furniture
Swirly, Modern and Eco-Friendly Cardboard Chairs
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2
Cardboard Mattresses
Cardboard Mattresses
The Foldable itbed
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1
24 Prefab Homes
24 Prefab Homes
From Cardboard to Shipping Containers
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