Making Furniture from Old Bicycle Parts
By Dane Carlson on August 22, 2011 in Ideas
Krystal O’Mara can see the art and the utilitarian in the wheel of a bicycle.
Her new business, called ReMain EcoDesign, was featured in the August issue of Entrepreneur magazine because of its unique niche in the home furnishings marketplace.
She uses rims, spokes, hubs — essentially the entire bicycle — to make hourglass coffee tables, imaginative lighting fixtures and chairs without backs.
“Not much goes to waste,” she said.
Her products range widely in price. A simple light fixture sells for $15, but custom, large-scale lighting equipment is priced at $1,500. “The tables generally range from about $175 to $450,” she said.
Business Opportunities Weblog editor and publisher Dane Carlson
lives in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, just 15 miles from Yosemite National Park. He accidentally became a professional blogger in 2001
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