Guerilla Furniture Design

How to Build Lean, Modern Furniture with Salvaged Materials


By Will Holman

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Build stylish and functional furniture from salvaged materials. This innovative guide presents dozens of strategies for upcycling scrap cardboard, metal, plastic, or wood into dependable shelving units, sturdy tables, and fun lamps. With directions for 35 easy and inexpensive projects that include a Cardboard Cantilever Chair, a License Plate Bowl, a Conduit Coatrack, and much more, you’ll be inspired to start filling your home with unique high-style furniture that makes sense for both your wallet and the environment.


  • "Will Holman put together a book full of great projects that will jump-start your creativity. It's a fantastic resource for the beginner and experienced maker alike!"
    Jimmy DiResta, designer and builder, host of Discovery Channel's Dirty Money and HGTV's Hammered
  • "I have a license plate bowl, made by Will Holman, sitting on a common table. While the aesthetic appeals, it's really there because it tells a story about where the materials were found and who made it. Learn from one of the best how to make your furniture tell a story you're proud of."
    Eric J. Wilhelm, PhD, founder of

On Sale
Mar 31, 2015
Page Count
192 pages

Will Holman

About the Author

Will Holman was educated as an architect at Virginia Tech and Auburn University’s Rural Studio. He has worked as a designer, craftsman, carpenter, educator, and author. Since 2008, Holman has published 54 furniture construction how-to articles on His work has also been published in the book PlyDesign, in Readymade and Make magazines, Design Observer, and on several prominent sustainable design websites. He lives and works in Baltimore, Maryland, where he is currently planning a makerspace for a non-profit development company.

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