Showcasing CU-Denver students work from this years “Furniture Design Competition & Charitable Fundraiser”

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Architect & University professor Julee Herdt’s final assignment to her Green Tech class students: Build something useful & appealing from junk.



“I tell them, learn to be bottom feeders, and I tell them to look through the trash for ideas”, Herdt said. These pieces incorporated reclaimed materials from Colorado, such as a planks from a semi truck a mining cart, 100 year old lath, an old beam and scrap steel…all the finishes & stains are eco friendly.

IMG_lath coffee

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semi truck