Quirky Cardboard Furniture

Action video of making your own construction techniques you can change and expand on. Demonstrated by Eric Guiomar. This DVD (In English) used by permission from Eric Guiomar. Please contact Monsieur Guiomar to have This fabulous book published in English please, so more people will be able to read it!

Print instructions for Corner Cupboard Here.

More snippets in French at:

1. Eric begins by cutting 3 identical profiles. These are the inside skeletons that keep the whole structure standing.

Two of the profiles are measured and cut so that the drawers can fit and slide through them. The back of the cupboard is not cut through.

2. The three frames must be identical this is crucial.

3. Eric then assembles using watercolour tape and at other times pva glue for attaching masonite. Other times he uses box tape, or masking tape to join sides together. Hot glue is used to attach other things like the door and drawers.

4. The glue or paste is actually wallpaper paste and acrylic paints. There is hardly much water added. Tissue paper is used to absorb the glues and prevent sagging through the cardboard. The thickness must be larger than 2 ply.

5. Finally it is varnished with water-based acrylic floor shine.

6. The piano hinge and door knobs are attached to the cupboard with first masonite and for the knobs a magnet to hold it in place.

FRENCH *********

1. Eric commence par couper 3 profils identiques. Ce sont intérieur squelettes qui maintiennent ensemble de la structure permanente.

Deux des profils sont mesurés et coupée de manière que les tiroirs peuvent adapter et de diapositives à travers eux. arrière de armoire est pas coupé.

2. Les trois cadres doivent être identiques, cela est essentiel.

3. Eric puis assemble bande en utilisant aquarelle et à autres moments de la colle pva attachant masonite. autres fois, il se sert de boîte de bande ou du ruban-cache pour rejoindre côtés. La colle chaude est utilisée pour autres choses comme attch la porte et tiroirs.

4. La colle ou de pâte est fait de pâte de papier peint et des peintures acryliques. Il est à peine la quantité d'eau ajoutée. Papier-tissu est utilisé pour absorber les colles et prévenir affaissement par le biais du carton. épaisseur doit être supérieure à 2 couches.

5. Enfin, il est verni avec de eau à base; acrylique parole briller.

6. Le piano et la charnière de poignées de porte sont joints à armoire de première masonite et pour les boutons ;un aimant pour le maintenir en place.


1. Eric comienza cortando 3 idénticos perfiles. Estos son el interior esqueletos que mantener toda la estructura permanente.

Dos de los perfiles se miden y cortar a fin de que los cajones que caben y deslice a través de ellos.
La parte de atrás de la despensa no se cortan.

2. Los tres cuadros deben ser idénticas esto es crucial.

3. Eric entonces reúne acuarela utilizando cinta y en otros momentos de la cola PVA adjuntando masonite. Otras veces se utilizal pintado y pinturas acrílicas. Hay difícilmente cantidad de agua añadida. Pañuelo de papel se utiliza para absorber las colas y evitar hundimiento a través de la cartulina. El espesor debe ser de más de 2 capas.

5. Por último, se barniza con el agua a base de acrílico piso brillo.

6. El piano y la puerta de bisagra perillas se adjuntan a la primera, con armario masonite y las perillas de un imán para mantenerla en su lugar.

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  1. don't tread
    March 7, 2010

    @CardboardFurniture what did he say?

  2. VIBEZinBarcelona
    September 20, 2010

    I love cardboard furniture – it's amazing!

  3. Leonardo Oliveira
    March 6, 2011

    Very creative. Congratulations!

  4. Theresa Mueller
    March 8, 2011

    Very beautiful! Love it! 🙂

  5. Cardboard Furniture Designer
    October 28, 2011

    @DplusCProductions Eric Guiomar can be heard on the links in French above

  6. Mariola Goly
    April 11, 2013

    omg…this is amazing

  7. cosmonives
    June 2, 2013

    Hellooo beautifull work. I'd like something to ask you …Before you colour in red, which paper you use on the top … Byee

  8. Cardboard Furniture Designer
    June 2, 2013

    Eric told me he uses long fibre special art tissue paper

  9. Feeoryne
    September 30, 2013

    I tried the link for down loading the pattern, but is not there… Any suggestions?

  10. Cardboard Furniture Designer
    October 2, 2013

    Try copying and pasting into the address bar, worked for me.

  11. Tawny Reed
    January 27, 2014

    how much would you charge someone to make something like this. It's absolutely beautiful and I think would add a nice touch to a little girls room. 

  12. Madam Vonkook
    August 5, 2015

    I see you use a scroll saw .What size/type blades do you use? Also what brand or style box cutter/blade do you find works best?Amazing work thank you so much for sharing your process it has inspired me to try to make something from cardboard as it is a bountiful free resource !Have a great day my friend !

  13. raygirl87000
    December 7, 2015

    bonjour vos création son tres belle sa me donne encore plus envie de continuer en en créer merci

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