Monday, 3 February 2014

Sit On It Detroit

   As you walk along the streets of Detroit, you may find carefully constructed wooden benches. These benches, some even fully equipped with books for reading, are brought to you by Sit On It Detroit.

Sit On It Detroit is an organization devoted to crafting benches to post at barren Detroit bus stops all while promoting knowledge through reading.

More recently, Sit On It Detroit has created gravity defying wine holders and our personal favorite, wooden laptop stands. Metropolitan Macs has teamed up with the unique organization as we will be offering the laptop stands on our Re-Design Detroit Etsy shop. * hyperlink website *

About Sit On It Detroit:

   Detroit lacks seating at bus stops. More than half of the bus stops in the city are without benches. Sit On It is an effort to fill this void by creating benches out of reclaimed wood from abandoned houses and businesses within the city.
This will be cost-effective and will improve conditions in the city by repurposing previously discarded materials. Handcrafted by local artisans, the benches will be more aesthetically pleasing than standard city-issued benches. Each bench will have a built-in bookshelf with a plexiglass covering. An initial donation of books will stock the shelves. Citizens are encouraged to read, borrow, and donate books. The network of benches will act as a free library.

For more on Sit On It Detroit, visit

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