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Lake View man transforms trash into functional treasures

Dan Kubli makes lamps from flea market finds
Posted at 4:54 PM, Nov 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-18 07:27:14-05

LAKE VIEW, N.Y. (WKBW-TV) — Dan Kubli likes to collect stuff. His special talent is that he can transform otherwise unwanted items into functional "Ebay Worthy" lamps and night lights.

Dan says his daughter was the one who got him started on this journey. She wanted an old heater turned into a lamp. He says "So I made her one and everyone commented on it."

In Dan's hands an old movie projector, blow torch or fire extinguisher can find new life as a one-of-a-kind lamp. He also sells benches that are made with old pick-up truck tailgates.

Dan's creations can be found on Ebay, Etsy, Craigs List and Facebook Marketplace. You can also see some of his work on sale at the East Aurora Antique Mall.