Many of us do not know the world outside frameworks - you simply have to use one to be regarded a well-rounded engineer. Symfony is one of them, a quite interesting choice if you look for very popular, actively maintained and well-engineered foundation for years to come. But there is one advantage that not many of us are aware of - the level of reusability of its components. I want to show how to build fully-featured solutions using Symfony components without relying on virtually anything that would make you think that it is a stock framework. I will show how I maintained several projects in various companies I worked for.