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Upcycling Metal: Repurposing Projects Using Scrap Metal Materials

Over recent years, upcycling and repurposing materials has become increasingly popular. You may not even be aware of the wealth of scrap metal available in your own home that could be repurposed into something new. To help you get started, here are a few examples of upcycling projects using recycled metal that might inspire you to try it yourself!

What is Upcycling and Repurposing Materials?

Recycling requires an industrial process to produce new materials for new purposes. Upcycling is more of a creative process, using old materials in their original form for a new repurposed project. With scrap metal, upcycling can create some interesting original pieces in your home without the need to purchase new materials.

Scrap Metal Upcycling Project Ideas

1. Rustic / Industrial Trend

Using scrap metal for rustic interiors is a trend that has grown recently. Combining rope with metal such as copper can create showstopping furniture or light fittings in your own home.

2. Salvaged Metal Objects

If you have a creative eye, you can even seek out old scrap metal items and use them as they are for items in your home! Metal barrel coffee tables and old industrial chairs can look expensively sourced when repurposed in your home. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure!

3. Upcycling Furniture

For the more astute upcycler, scrap metal can be repurposed in your home to make your own furniture. For example, sourcing scrap metal rods for upcycling into table and chair legs, or reusing steel to create long lasting furniture pieces.

To Upcycle or Recycle? That is the Question.

If you are unsure about the best course of action for scrap metal repurposing in your home, you can contact Craddock Metal Recycling on 01547 668 66 to speak to a member of the team about your questions, or pay a visit to our depot in Redditch if you are nearby to speak to us directly. We can organise small scrap metal removal services from your home or provide skips for larger scrap metal removals.