It took me a while to come up with an idea for this upcycle project. I looked around my apartment trying to find a lot of unused material that I could use to make a project with. I came to the realization that I have a lot of trash. More specifically, I have a ton of empty beer cans. After deciding to use empty beer cans as the material for the project, I had to figure out what I wanted to make. I originally wanted to make some sort of sculpture or recreation of something with the beer cans, but one of my friends mentioned I could use another chair or table in my apartment. That is when it hit me that I should make a piece of furniture out of the beer cans. I found some images of other beer can furniture online and will use these as a model and inspiration for my beer can furniture.
I want the final product, either a chair or table, to be usable and safe. If I end up making a chair, I want to be able to sit in it comfortably (will likely add a cushion) and without it breaking or crushing. Likewise, if I make a table, it needs to be strong and sturdy.
This beer can furniture is more of a couch than a chair, but it still gives me good idea on how to make a sturdy structure with just beer cans. I do not think I could make something this large and still be able to carry it around.
This image depicts a different way to make a beer can table. This table looks as though it is more sturdy, and requires a glass panel to act as the table surface.
I am excited to get started on this project and have already recruited some friends to help me get all the cans I need! Depending on how many cans I end up with will determine if I make a table or chair, or both.