Living: Almost Instant Furniture

Sensible, practical—and affordable

Furniture is the luggage of living. While beds, chairs, tables and lamps are as essential to civilized society as books or bread, they are expensive, clumsy to carry, costly to move, often drearily designed and woefully apt to disintegrate. The solution? Make your own.

Unweds and newlyweds and suddenly de-weds have traditionally made do with orange crates and teetery constructions of brick and board. Quite recently, many Americans have discovered that they can assemble stylish, comfortable, totable furnishings with paper, cardboard, plywood, Masonite, rough lumber, foam rubber, epoxy glue, a staple...

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