Old Library Books Get New Life

Going green, Peachy — By on September 16, 2010 at 5:16 am

3869429161 73f48d4ec6 Old Library Books Get New LifeI love books, especially old books.  Books have always been my dear friends and are tucked away in every nook and cranny of my house, so of course I was enthralled when I came across a library that is giving new life to some old books by repurposing them as furniture– in this case a reference desk in the library of the Technical University of Delft in The Netherlands.

I am also into recycling, re-purposing and recycled art , so this is a natural for me. The best part is that this desk is not only a stunning re-use of old library books, it leaves the books intact and does not in any way hurt or destroy them. While you can’t exactly slip a book out of the assemblage to re-read it, you can disassemble the desk and have all your old friends at your side once again anytime you want.

The pictures below will give you a good idea of how the desk looks and how it is constructed. It looks pretty simple and I think I am going to try it.   Peachygreen kudos to the library of the Technical University of Delft for a great green idea.

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library entrance. See the desk inside?

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A view of the desk

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This closeup shows how simple the construction is

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Another closeup view of the construction

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another closeup showing construction

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A front-on view from an adjacent seating area

photos from ellen forsyth on Flickr. Thanks Ellen
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1 Comment

  1. Red Baron says:

    What a waste of books. You should have used televisions instead.

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