Over the last year I have ben privileged to have been part of the Whole House Reuse Project (WHR project). this project was started a few years ago as a result of the Christchurch Earthquakes, and the subsequent demolition of 1000s of home, often with little or no recycling. The Whole House Reuse Project concept was to demolish a families home, but keep all parts from the demolition. Then all the parts were given to artists around New Zealand to create something from.
The project is coming to a close, and has an exhibition at the Canterbury museum, from 5 June 2015 to 23 August 2015.
With the Whole House Reuse project, all the materials are recycled. Read about the materials in this post
The bench seat was the first project I had in mind, when considering the materials. There were a number of lengths of weatherboard, mostly quite short that needed an interesting new life. I enjoy making benches, so wanted to use these for the bench. But instead of having the weatherboard running the length of the seat, I decided to run them across the width.
See the process of making the seat here
Bench Seat Result
Shown here is the Bench seat when completed.
Please support the project by getting along and seeing the exhibition.