Making environmentally friendly sofas, chairs, tables and other furniture items with Cardboard Lumber™ brand Alta® Boards lets you take a big step forward in sustainable living — without sacrificing quality or durability.

Designs and blueprints are available for our standard chairs and tables, but many customers purchase kits to create their own designs for loveseats, outdoor furniture, office side chairs — the list is virtually endless. Because our cardboard lumber is so easy to work with, the only real limitation is your imagination.

Cardboard Lumber™ brand Alta® Boards are paper based, with wood-like strength but only one third the weight. They are 100 percent recyclable, and durable enough to last for years. Our materials can be used indoor and out, and are available with a moisture-resistant and fire-resistant coating.

Why Build Recycled Cardboard Furniture?

cardboard-tableThe worldwide movement to more sustainable living is undeniable and undeniably important — not only for ourselves, but for future generations. The sustainability movement has taken many forms, from an interest in tiny houses to local food systems to solar and wind power. Businesses are developing or refining corporate sustainability initiatives designed to reduce their carbon footprints and bring new, more sustainable products to market.

Whether you are an individual looking to do your part in the sustainability movement, or a member of a corporation trying to do the same on an organization-wide basis, our cardboard lumber can play a part!

Furniture made with Cardboard Lumber™ brand Alta® Boards, besides being sturdy and durable, is and looks the part of a completely sustainable item. It sends a powerful message to friends, family, neighbors, employees and customers that you are serious about sustainability. Being serious about sustainability is a good thing in itself, also adds to your personal and professional reputation; and for companies, strengthens your brand and attracts business.

Teaching Opportunities with Sustainable Furniture!

Teachers, too, can benefit by introducing our eco friendly building materials to students in their middle school and high school shop classes, vocational school classes, or educational clubs. Our cardboard furniture kits are not only sustainable — an important quality for every educational setting — they are simple in design and easy to work with, making them ideal for teaching students how to create designs and blueprints, and then work with tools to bring them to life.

But professional teachers are not the only people who can teach by using Cardboard Lumber™ brand Alta® Boards.

At home, when you create a cardboard table or chair, you are showing your family the value of making something with your own hands, of reducing a mindset of consumerism, and of creating something that is eco-friendly in an eco-friendly way.

In business, the same teaching moments apply. When employees and customers see that you walk the sustainable talk, it is far more convincing and real than environmental policy statements and marketing verbiage. Sustainable furniture, in a perhaps small but undoubtedly important way, demonstrates your organization’s full commitment to being eco-friendly.

If you would like to get started on making a piece of sustainable furniture, please order a kit now.