Much of the value of composites is in their composition; attempts to separate the fibres from the resin have so far only resulted in low grade materials. This outdoor furniture preserves the material’s structural value by cutting panels directly from a used wind turbine blade.
The blades has an airfoil shape and are curved along its length. Yet, when panels of about 2 m. length are cut from an 80 m. blade, the panel is relatively flat and straightforward to use. The picnic table was designed to demonstrate the potential of these panels.