John Preus, of Dilettante Studios in Chicago, Illinois creates beautiful furniture and cabinetry using old scrap wood. It’s reuse art that is also functional!
“DS is committed to finding ways to ground the imagination within this economy, this ecosystem, this planet and its resources, and the specific community that surrounds you. We wait to begin dreaming until we have some materials in hand. We shop at the architectural salvage yards, before visiting the retail lumber yard or the home improvement warehouse. We check Craigslist, before Menards. We visit the construction dumpster on your block before making another trip to the lumber yard. It is much more fun, revitalizes communities in all sorts of ways, provides an interesting lens through which to explore your environment, and most importantly, is vastly more sustainable.”
See more of their projects here: Dilettante Studios