Macs with 9 Lives: Creative Afterlives from Apple Classics!

For legions of Apple fans, having a dead Mac is a cause for mourning, but some have cleverly repurposed the parts for new use. Out of the ashes arise furniture and accessories, from desks and file cabinets to clocks and aquariums. While some are more polished in their design and execution than others, it’s still inspiring to see how landfill fodder can be recycled into products that honor their celebrated past. Happy browsing!

Upcycled Apple iMac-G3 pet bed

A feline stared imperiously out of its upcycled Apple iMac G3 pad.

iMac G3 side cover is recycled into a wall clock.

iMac G3 side cover is recycled into a cool timepiece.

Power Mac G5 repurposed into a hibachi grill

Getting down and dirty – the Power Mac G5 purportedly makes a great hibachi!

Upcycled iMac G4 desk lamp

As Randall Littleton on Etsy aptly said of the upcycled iMac G4 desk lamp ‘Old macs never die… they continue to be works of art.’

Recycled Power Mac G5 bench and file cabinet

Power Mac G5 chassis repurposed into beautifully crafted bench and rolling file cabinet.

Upcycled iMac G3 aquarium

Aquariums that use old Mac computer shells are jokingly called Macquariums. This one is upcycled from an iMac G3.

A Power Mac G5 repurposed into a clock

A Power Mac G5 slickly repurposed into a clock.

Mac Mini is upcycled into a wall lamp

Mac Mini upcycled into a wall lamp.

Power Mac G4 upcycled into a mail box

The humble mail box gets a makeover with the upcycled Power Mac G4

Power Mac G5 repurposed into pedestal desks with drawers

Great for a tech startup, the Power Mac G5 towers are stylishly repurposed into pedestal desks with drawers

Mac Pro G5 Case upcycled into a Macquarium

A Power Mac G5 Case is upcycled into a Macquarium

 

iMac G4 repurposed into a table lamp

Another rendition of an iMac G4 dome base repurposed into a table lamp.

Power Mac G 4 recycled into a coffee table

Power Mac G4 towers are creatively recycled into a coffee table that boasts 70% recycled content, including this spring from a car suspension system and a crank handle!

A clock repurposed from an iBook G3 clamshell

For newer Apple products, how about this clock repurposed from an iBook G3 clamshell?

Small diorama inside an upcycled iPod Nano (6th Gen) box.

Last but not least, is a tiny diorama inside an upcycled iPod Nano (6th Gen) box.

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