This is a great tutorial worth trying; very simple and quick, with minimal materials and cost. The best part of it is that you can make multiple, and create more than one chair or stool to build a set for a family member.
Have a pile of records but no record player? If you're willing to sacrifice a record, you can make a book cover out of the thick vinyl material and sew paper together to create the pages—or you can buy one from a company that specifically does this called Vinylux. Their books are a little small, but cool.
The simplicity of a cigar box that folds-out into a picnic table can create a lot of use and fun for someone who is into biking, especially with vintage cycles. You'd need to know the dimensions of the bicycle before building, but this would make for a great conversation piece and storage for booze!
If you have a vintage or broken suitcase you haven't thrown away yet, it could make for a good up-cycle project to accessorize someone's mid-century themed interior with it. This is a more extensive project but a loved one would enjoy showing it off at the end of the day.
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