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6 Things You Didn’t Know You Can Make with Fiber Cement Boards

Did you know you could make furniture out of it? Here are more ways to maximize this popular material.

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Photography: Michael Angelo Chua

Architects and designers use fiber cement boards every day, mostly for interior walls and partitions, as well as roofing senepa and other architectural details. But did you know that fiber cement board—which is a composite of sand, cement, cellulose, and other binding materials—can be used to create myriad other items, including furniture?

With the advent of new technology, major fiber cement (or ficem) brands have come up with new boards that have different patterns, designs, and textures. These boards can be treated in any surface finish—from paint to wood stain—making them a truly versatile material. The best part is that ficem boards are extremely durable, and quite affordable, too. Here are some ideas: 

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