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Multifunctional Hardware

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4/7/2014
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Ariella
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Ariella,
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5/1/2014 | 12:46:36 PM
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You never know what can be repurposed. One artist combined an old typewriter with a wafflemaker and voila: Read about it here. 
kq4ym
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kq4ym,
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4/29/2014 | 5:03:31 PM
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I too can take from this one, lots of old old hardware laying around. Why store this stuff (or heaven forbid throw it out) when it will make some cool furniture!
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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4/26/2014 | 1:16:12 AM
Re: Excellent -- and real -- idea!
Heck, when I was in college, I used cardboard boxes as furniture sometimes.
thebulk
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thebulk,
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4/25/2014 | 1:11:58 PM
Re: Excellent -- and real -- idea!
Joe, I have repurposed several devices as furniture over the years. always with mixed results. LOL
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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4/24/2014 | 10:08:45 AM
Excellent -- and real -- idea!
This is an excellent idea that has seen the light of day in real life!  Check it out.
Susan Fourtané
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Susan Fourtané,
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4/24/2014 | 1:35:36 AM
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SachinEE, 

Your fridge-storage idea was brilliant. :) 

-Susan
Susan Fourtané
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Susan Fourtané,
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4/24/2014 | 1:01:32 AM
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nasimson, 

If the fridge stopped working I think it's a pretty good idea to use it for storaging stuff. It's not that the shoes were sharing the space with any food. :D

-Susan
mendyk
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mendyk,
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4/23/2014 | 12:58:34 PM
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I had shoes that stopped working and used them to store dairy products. Didn't work out nearly as well.
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nasimson,
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4/19/2014 | 2:01:22 AM
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SachinEE:

> I had a refrigerator which stopped working and I started putting my
> shoes and other rag tag stuff in it instead of throwing it away.

Shoes in a refrigerator !!! I thought you might be the only person in the world doing so. But then I googled & I found out:
https://www.google.com.pk/search?q=Shoes+in+a+refrigerator
nasimson
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nasimson,
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4/19/2014 | 1:19:40 AM
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> They let us keep it for the breakroom
> And they sold the furniture on the Craiglist

Apparently old servers cant get sold on Craigslist, but old furniture does! So much for the value of the end-of-life IT equipment.
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