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2006

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Katrina Furniture Project, 2006

This is a Project. It was designed by University of Texas and Art Center College of Design. It is dated 2006. Its medium is wood recycled from hurricane katrina debris.

The Katrina Furniture Project, formed after Hurricane Katrina, creates workshop facilities using the debris left by the storm and helps build the economic and social capacity of neighborhoods in New Orleans that faced economic and social challenges even before Katrina. The workshops train community members in furniture making and business fundamentals, and function as a neighborhood-based workplace and resource center while residents rebuild their homes. Workshops make and sell church pews, tables, and stools from recycled wood.

Its dimensions are

H x W (Pew): 81.3 × 182.9 cm (32 in. × 6 ft.) H x W x D (Table): 73.7 × 86.4 × 182.9 cm (29 in. × 34 in. × 6 ft.) H x W x D (Step Stool): 43.2 × 45.7 × 20.3 cm (17 × 18 × 8 in.) H x W x D (Step Stool): 50.8 × 22.9 × 25.4 cm (20 × 9 × 10 in.) H x W x D (Step Stool): 50.8 × 19.1 × 25.4 cm (20 in. × 7 1/2 in. × 10 in.)

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