We breathe new life into old junk that you throw away
All our products are made from materials that would have ended up in landfill. Reducing this waste helps us to do our bit for and we are passionate about reducing our carbon footprint and use sustainable materials in our upcycling.
CUSTOM FURNITURE DESIGN
We make special custom pieces for our customers who want to inject their own ideas and individuality into their furniture. We design a vast range of products for the home, office and garden. Contact us for further information
Our products are priced competitively. Considering the work that goes into hand crafting each piece, I think you will agree that they represent excellent value for money. Tkae a look at our products page for further information
Questions We Get Asked
Upcycling furniture is a true labour of love, here are a few of the common questions that we get asked about our project.
SO WHAT IS THE 'FURNITURE HACKERS'
The Furniture Hackers is a not for profit Social Enterprise with a mission to reduce the amount of furniture that ends up as waste on landfill sites throughout the UK. This waste is not good for the environment and most of this furniture can be repurposed and modified into funky modern pieces of art. We sell this and use these funds to work with local people and provide training in the form of workshops in a variety of areas including woodworking, capacity building, personal development, customer care, life skills, mentoring and IT.
WHAT PRODUCTS DO YOU SELL
We sell a range of products, all made from recycled materials that were destined for landfill. Each year we save the local Council thousands of pounds by taking furniture and scrap materials and turning them into great products. Aswell as selling tables, chairs and anything else that we can rescue from skips, some of our main products include bookcases made from cable drums, pallet signs, desk organisers made from reclaimed wood, company name plaques and house address/number plates. Take a look at our product page for further details.
WHAT DO YOU DO WITH YOUR PROFITS
Every penny made is ploughed back into the project and used to create opportunities and employment for local unemployed people. We are a socially conscious business that wants to give back to society. We are not here to make money for money’s sake but have a clear mission and ideas about how best to spend our profits..
WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR FURNITURE
Most of our furniture has been donated by people who want to throw it away. We give it a bit of love and a whole new life. We also conduct regular ‘skip raids’ and are known to pick up unloved furniture that has been dumped on the side of the road.
ARE YOU OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Yes, but only by special appointment. To purchase our goods please visit our online store.
HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED
We provide plenty of opportunities for volunteers to get involved in our Social Enterprise. If you have an interest in woodworking and love to be creative get in touch. Please note you must be unemployed/underemployed and able to give a minimum of 4 hours a week, You can get involved in every aspect of our business from sourcing materials, furniture restoration, creative design, sales and marketing. Get in touch today and get involved.
Where To Find Us
Get in touch to find out more about our social enterprise
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Furniture Hackers Workshop
ACAP Resource Centre
Bradford BD7 1BG