Being an avid skier and having access to lots of old skis which have no purpose this seems like an opportunity for me to make use of them. There are lots of examples of ski furniture and accessories which be made out of skis that have passed their prime. Some of the design considerations that i have been considering making are a wine rack out of skis, a simple side table out of skis or even a chair out of skis. There are some examples of some of these which are pictured below.

Photo: http://www.forestfurnituretahoe.com/products/ski-wine-rack.html

Photo: http://www.recycledskis.com/tables.html

Photo: http://www.recycledskis.com/tables.html

Another consideration that i have as a backup plan is to have some sort of furniture made out of street signs.

Photo: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/309481805615238224/

 

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  • Recycling old skis or street signs and turning them into furniture is a great idea for this project! I’ve seen similar furniture in some ski condos I’ve been to and it’s definitely an interesting and creative aesthetic.

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  • This is a really cool idea. As a big skier myself, I have about a dozen old skis laying around and am always looking for ways to recycle them. My friends have made Adirondack chairs, tables, shot-skis, and more.

    What type of aesthetic are you going for? Do you have long, neon colored straight skis from the 90’s, or are you going for a fat ski, newschool type look? Not sure if blending them would look great, I would stick with one or the other.

    Also, I met a senior mechanical engineer at CU who works for a ski chair company, “Colorado Ski Furniture” (https://coloradoskichairs.com/?bcsi-ac-f883d00464788be6=271922C100000005D7%2F8hcVu4Ez1J5OQJmX9jVf9D1IVAAAABQAAAJllEwCAcAAAAQAAAFEpAAA%3D).

    If you’d like, I can get his contact information and he may be able to help you out with some ideas. At the very least, check out the website for some ideas.

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