Submitter: This book has finally stopped checking out at our library so I can gladly weed it. This furniture probably IS cheap and easy to make (make your own plastic dining room table and chairs!), but I have to disagree with the author’s assertion that it is “possibly the most beautiful furniture anyone can build”. I just don’t see an umbrella stand made out of drain pipes fitting into most people’s decor nowadays – maybe if you had one of those 70s “junk art” houses, or you’re a hipster with an ironic appreciation for kitsch. Now some lucky DIYer can pick this up at our Friends’ book sale.
Holly: I’m surprised it circulated for so long! It’s an interesting idea, I guess, but the whole black-and-white format of the book is very dated. I would not call this furniture “beautiful,” but it does have a certain practicality for the garage or as outdoor furniture. There are lots of PVC furniture ideas on Pinterest, actually.