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August 27, 2005



Better hurry 'cause it's going fast, as the Beatles' song went.

An enterprising young man named Jose started the site four months ago: it shows and tells you, with detailed photos and plans, how to make perfectly functional furniture out of free Fedex packaging materials.


Dan Mitchell, in today's New York Times, wrote about the site and noted that Fedex's lawyers are all over poor Jose like a cheap suit, trying to get him to shut it down before they go to court to pound him to a pulp for trademark infringement, etc.

As if.

So if you think it might be nice to make your own furniture using his guidance I'd stop reading two paragraphs ago and get over to the site and print out everything because I guarantee you won't be able to do it much longer — if indeed the site is still up at the time you read this.


There are instructions and photos for a couch, dining table, bed, and two desk designs.

August 27, 2005 at 04:01 PM | Permalink


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FedEx needs to lighten up. Jose is a bright and inovative young man, and instead of making his life miserable, they should give him a great job. With his kind of thinking, he can only improve the company....the first thing he should do is fire the lawyers.

Posted by: Linda | Sep 16, 2005 10:59:26 PM

This really brightened my day! The letters are classic lawyer exchange. My husband and I laughed and laughed. Lawyers jousting at windmills...

Posted by: LL | Aug 27, 2005 11:21:57 PM

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