Book Furniture

Click here to see book furniture inspiration from Jaqueline LeBeau.

Makers look at regular objects and imagine new uses for them. And guess what? Kids do that everyday! As kid makers, we thought you’d love the idea of using old books like bricks for building.

Makers are reusing old  books to build tables, chairs, beds, counters, even little houses. The tables at right are by designer Jaqueline LeBeau. Click here or on the photo for more of her inspiring examples.

So, how do you physically connect the books to be able to build with them?

Makers are figuring out different ways to do it, which YOU can learn from and improve upon.

  • To learn how to drill through books and use brackets or steel supports to build table legs, click here.
  • To learn how to use belts to hold the books into their shape for simple tables, click here.

Almost all the examples we found use hard cover books. Makers are all figuring this out together, so if you discover a cool way to build with books, let us know at

What will YOU build out of old books? Stay calm and make on!

© 2012 Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh


3 Responses to Book Furniture

  1. Dave Iron says:

    Major thanks for the blog article.Really thank you! Cool.

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