Hey do-it-yourselfers, now that spring is here, I bet you have a long list of furniture building projects, right? All winter you've been telling friends how you're going to try your hand at crafting some patio furniture, yes? Perhaps a simple table and a few chairs?
The heck with doing it yourself. Pour yourself an Arnold Palmer, kick back and let Mother Nature do it for you.
Thanks to artist Werner Aisslinger's Chair Farm kit you can grow your own furniture.
Although it was created only as an installation inspired by the increase in urban agriculture, Aisslinger's latest work actually has some practical merits.
Perforated steels frames act as scaffolding in which you, the gardner, can shape and weave vines into a functional chair. However, if I were you, I'd use a strong vine — especially if you put on a few hibernation pounds over the winter.
While it may have a practical side, there is that pesky impracticality of grow time. Like most garden plants, grow-your-furniture is a labor of love and patience. So if your spring fever has you craving instant gratification, then go hit up Sears' outdoor living department.
But for those with the time and leisure to usher-in summer with the proper no-rush panache that it so rightly deserves, then mix up a mojito, get out your watering can and whistle this sweet tune while you wait for your furniture to take root.
Credit: Werner Aisslinger