Cardboard Side Table "The New York"
I created this side table, named "New York New York", several years ago.
I really love simple and contemporary shapes when I design a cardboard furniture. For this one, I used fine paper to give it a "vintage touch".
Let me show you some of the basic steps to make a cardboard furniture.
I always begin with a template, that I use to reproduce at least 3 identical profiles, which will be the front, the center and the back of my main structure.
In the center profile, I cut notches, in which I will insert traverses. This is the core of the furniture, the internal structure will make it sturdy and stable.
Then I cover all sides with cardboard sheets, and glue them to the main structure.
This step can be different from a piece of furniture to another. In this case, I sanded the edges and covered them with kraft tape. I lightly sanded again and covered the entire piece with fine paper and Lokta paper. Last but not least, I applied a water based varnish to protect the furniture.