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Old 08-07-2018, 01:15 PM
 
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I find the concept interesting. How it holds up to everyday use and abuse, children, pets, humidity. the occasional spill is a different question. Bugs and mold are another question.
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Old 08-07-2018, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Missouri Ozarks
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Thanks everyone for your replies. I use old fruit jars as glasses. I use Vienna sausage cans for little soup bowls.
Used furniture costs to much. I save all my paychecks and spend every little. I love this forum. I use my sister's computer to log on. I live with her and pay very little.
We divide up the kitchen into halves. I get most of it. She is not penny wise.
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Old 08-07-2018, 02:39 PM
 
Location: NJ
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nothing says poverty like cardboard furniture
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Old 08-07-2018, 02:55 PM
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Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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Thanks everyone for your replies. I use old fruit jars as glasses. I use Vienna sausage cans for little soup bowls.
Used furniture costs to much. I save all my paychecks and spend every little. I love this forum. I use my sister's computer to log on. I live with her and pay very little.
We divide up the kitchen into halves. I get most of it. She is not penny wise.


How about making some furniture from free pallets? You can make a bed, shelves, tables and so much more. Use old milk crates for shelves and use wood spools for tables. All either free or very cheap.

https://wonderfuldiy.com/wonderful-d...let-furniture/
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Old 08-07-2018, 03:01 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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Some of it looks really stylish. Although I suspect that the really stylish stuff isn't cheap. Like the first piece that came up when I googled: the $3500.00 used vintage cardboard rocker. Now that thing would look good in my house.

If you like the looks and it meets your heart's artistic needs, go for it.

The best economy? Probably not. But if you like it and it will make you happy, go ahead and buy it.
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Old 08-07-2018, 03:11 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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How about making some furniture from free pallets? You can make a bed, shelves, tables and so much more. ..........
I googled furniture made from pallets and, goodness, so clever and so attractive looking. Myself, I am not that creative, but I can copy someone else's ideas.

A lot of pallets are pine, but some are made of oak and if you used oak pallets, you'd end up with something really durable.
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Old 08-07-2018, 03:13 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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"Traditional" furniture isn't immune to damage from humidity, spills, mold, or insects either BTW.
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Old 08-07-2018, 04:26 PM
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"Traditional" furniture isn't immune to damage from humidity, spills, mold, or insects either BTW.


No not immune but it will take longer to damage. I know that I find more insects hiding in cardboard boxes than any furniture.
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Old 08-07-2018, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Thanks everyone for your replies. I use old fruit jars as glasses. I use Vienna sausage cans for little soup bowls.
Used furniture costs to much. I save all my paychecks and spend every little. I love this forum. I use my sister's computer to log on. I live with her and pay very little.
We divide up the kitchen into halves. I get most of it. She is not penny wise.
Isn't Vienna sausage sold in little, tiny cans? How can that possibly be a soup "bowl"???
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Old 08-08-2018, 09:12 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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Isn't Vienna sausage sold in little, tiny cans? How can that possibly be a soup "bowl"???
You save a lot of money if you only eat 3 swallows of soup. That way, you can stretch a can of chicken noodle soup out into 5 meals. 10 meals if you dilute with 2 cans of water instead of the recomended one can.

But.... are Vienna sausages cheap?
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