Pivot cabinet doubles storage options

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Pivot cabinet doubles storage options

Alan Owen, director of Marcel Group joinery services, has turned a practical storage design into an innovative way to tidy up messy files and folders.  Recently a customer needed a custom-built unit incorporating a cupboard and some bookshelves.  As design discussions progressed, it became clear that there would be some wasted space behind the unit.  Alan suggested creating a pivot cabinet to double the available shelf space, creating a hidden set of shelves tucked away out of sight.  The result was stunning!

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Rekindling offcuts to help the environment

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Rekindling offcuts to help the environment

Established in Auckland in 2011, Rekindle runs several projects focused on resourcefulness (which they define as the opposite of wastefulness). Their goal is to reduce the amount of reusable waste that goes to landfill, by using design and craft skills to transform and repurpose it.  Their big goal is to change people’s perception of ‘waste’.  Cutshop's offcuts of MDF, plywood, acrylic, aluminium composite materials—even extractor dust are regularly picked up and used by Rekindle.

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The Growroom: Sustainable living at your fingertips

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The Growroom: Sustainable living at your fingertips

Welcome the latest development in sustainable urban living!  All you need is 17 sheets of plywood, a rubber hammer and 500 stainless steel screws and you can build your own Growroom.  This spherical garden takes the vertical garden wall to a whole new level!  The plans for this design have just become open source and we've already programmed them into our CNC machine, so anyone can create an amazing walk-in garden for veggies, herbs or any other kind of plant you prefer.   

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Small business punching above its weight

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Small business punching above its weight

Creating simple, elegant furniture is the passion that drives New Zealand designer, Ben Glass.   Since he set out under his own name in 2010, Ben has focused on honouring the natural diversity presented by each individual piece of timber.  However, when you’re running a business with a small number of staff, the ability to produce multiple examples of each design efficiently can make a big difference to your bottom line — and that’s where Cutshop steps in...

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John’s colourful space-saving garden wall

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John’s colourful space-saving garden wall

If you fancy adding a splash of colour to your garden but are struggling for space, we may have the solution for you. Inspired by an article in the latest issue of Resene’s Habitat magazine, Cutshop customer, John Mead, asked us to cut the components for a DIY project to brighten up his grandchildren’s outdoor play – and keep the plants and flowers safe from wayward balls and feet!  Read more...

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Glass splashbacks – a new alternative

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Glass splashbacks – a new alternative

Splashbacks are important, yet often overlooked, components in kitchens, bathrooms and laundries. We have just introduced a new product called Reflections to our range.  Made from hard-wearing aluminium, Reflections offers all the benefits of glass, but without the price tag.  Read on...

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