Blade table

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.

Side view of the picnic table
Side view of the picnic table. With the white surface coating removed, the wooden core material of is clearly visible underneath the glassfibre laminate.