Adrian Candela's instructions show consumers how to turn empty cardboard boxes into furniture themselves.

Industrial designer Adrian Candela has created a guide that shows consumers how to turn cardboard boxes from new furniture into a nightstand. After buying lots of items for a new apartment, he decided to put the packaging to good use.

Nit, which is Catalan for night, is a nightstand/side table constructed using three 2.5 mm sheets of cardboard. It is a simple and functional design that is easy to assemble and gives a second life and purpose to the boxes that originally held your furniture.

Instructions like these could be used by IKEA and other retailers for their product boxes, providing cardboard stenciled with useful repurposing kits. Click through to see pictures of the nightstand:

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