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Made from Port packaging

Posted: 10:42 Sun 28 Jun 2020
by jdaw1
This thread is to hold examples of things made from Port packaging.

Included by reference is the Port-bottle table lamp.

Re: Made from Port packaging

Posted: 10:42 Sun 28 Jun 2020
by jdaw1
Sainsbury’s pre-summer clearance (mentioned in Port for sale by retailer and in a TN) has 2006 Graham Malvedos at £23. They come in single-bottle wooden boxes, as also do, for example, the Tesco Symington 2007 Vintage. With some simple wood glue, eleven of these can make a small table that holds a decanter and a glass.

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Re: Made from Port packaging

Posted: 11:23 Sun 28 Jun 2020
by JacobH
An idea stolen from AHB is to grow plants in them, although you can't easily do that with the Malvedos boxes that have a cardboard bottom. Indeed, I am yet to find a satisfactory for them since the cardboard isn't as robust as I'd like to use them for storage purposes.

Also, any suggestions as to what to do with the plastic funnels you sometimes get?
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Re: Made from Port packaging

Posted: 11:31 Sun 28 Jun 2020
by DRT
JacobH wrote:
11:23 Sun 28 Jun 2020
any suggestions as to what to do with the plastic funnels you sometimes get?
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Perhaps you could manufacture ten Wizard of Oz Tin Man costumes?

Re: Made from Port packaging

Posted: 11:37 Sun 28 Jun 2020
by DRT
More planters...
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Re: Made from Port packaging

Posted: 13:57 Sun 28 Jun 2020
by Christopher
The card in the front slips out and in a nice piece of design work turns out to be a Graham’s Malvedos Coaster!

Re: RE: Re: Made from Port packaging

Posted: 14:18 Sun 28 Jun 2020
by PhilW
JacobH wrote:An idea stolen from AHB is to grow plants in them, although you can't easily do that with the Malvedos boxes that have a cardboard bottom. Indeed, I am yet to find a satisfactory for them since the cardboard isn't as robust as I'd like to use them for storage purposes.

Also, any suggestions as to what to do with the plastic funnels you sometimes get?
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Perhaps a water feature?

Re: Made from Port packaging

Posted: 15:32 Sun 28 Jun 2020
by jdaw1
Christopher wrote:
13:57 Sun 28 Jun 2020
The card in the front slips out and in a nice piece of design work turns out to be a Graham’s Malvedos Coaster!
I have a few spare. Coasters: genius.

Re: Made from Port packaging

Posted: 19:28 Sun 28 Jun 2020
by JacobH
Christopher wrote:
13:57 Sun 28 Jun 2020
The card in the front slips out and in a nice piece of design work turns out to be a Graham’s Malvedos Coaster!
As Julian says, this is genius! Why did I never think of it? I’m feeling rather sad about the number I have thrown away, now.
DRT wrote:
11:37 Sun 28 Jun 2020
More planters...
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That’s really rather classy. I am very impressed.
DRT wrote:
11:31 Sun 28 Jun 2020
Perhaps you could manufacture ten Wizard of Oz Tin Man costumes?
I feel this is the equivalent of Mickey Mouse cutting the brooms in half in Fantasia, in that I would much rather have a “what shall I do with 10 plastic decanting funnels” problem than “what shall I do with 10 tiny Wizard of Oz Tin Man costumes” problem....

Re: Made from Port packaging

Posted: 22:38 Sun 28 Jun 2020
by DRT
JacobH wrote:
19:28 Sun 28 Jun 2020
DRT wrote:
11:31 Sun 28 Jun 2020
Perhaps you could manufacture ten Wizard of Oz Tin Man costumes?
I feel this is the equivalent of Mickey Mouse cutting the brooms in half in Fantasia, in that I would much rather have a “what shall I do with 10 plastic decanting funnels” problem than “what shall I do with 10 tiny Wizard of Oz Tin Man costumes” problem....
That seems fair.

Perhaps a couple of elastic bands and some sort of medically-approved filter on the pointy end of the funnels would allow you to turn them into designer PPE face masks? A big market just waiting to be tapped!

Re: Made from Port packaging

Posted: 14:38 Tue 30 Jun 2020
by JacobH
DRT wrote:
22:38 Sun 28 Jun 2020
Perhaps a couple of elastic bands and some sort of medically-approved filter on the pointy end of the funnels would allow you to turn them into designer PPE face masks? A big market just waiting to be tapped!
They have a small sediment filters attached. Do you think I can get those medically approved?

Re: Made from Port packaging

Posted: 15:58 Wed 01 Jul 2020
by AHB
I think that qualifies to be a "face-covering", as required to travel on the Tube or train.