We live in a world where it’s very easy to buy the things we need like furniture or home decorations and with so many different options we don’t really have to worry about not finding the thing we’re looking for. It’s often just a matter of knowing where to look for something or having the right budget. Some of us, however, prefer to build their own furniture and accessories. DIY furniture is pretty popular nowadays, with many great tutorials and plans available for free. Today we’ll explore some of the things you too can put together if you ever decide to give DIY projects a go.
At first, kids only have a few little toys but, as time passes, more and more start to accumulate and before you know it you need a big box to store them into. If that’s the case, how about building a modern toy box with a lid, just like this one? Sure, it won’t be as easy as ordering one online and waiting for the package to arrive at your doorstep but this way it might actually be more fun.
Need a desk? Just build one. It’s easier said than done but we’re pretty confident that you could pull this off if you ever manage to find the time to do it. This contemporary desk with hairpin legs is not only super easy to build but also pretty chic and stylish.
Since we’re on the subject, here’s another contemporary hairpin leg desk that you might enjoy. It’s basically just a simple table and you can use it as one but it’s also a pretty cool desk which you can customize in a lot of fun ways. For example, paint the legs in a funky color.
Does your entryway look kind of empty? Perhaps you’d like to put together a mid-century modern inspired shelf like this one to complete the space in a chic manner. You could use it as a mini shoe-storage station or as an accent table on which you can put a little table lamp or a vase.
You know what else your home could use? A wine rack. We’re not talking about the fancy and expensive ones you often see in stores but the DIY hanging wine rack kind which you can make out of some scrap wood on a weekend. Isn’t this one just lovely?
A wood slab side table might also be something that you’d like to add to your living room or bedroom. Building one is easy. You need a slice of wood from a large log, three hairpin legs, some sandpaper, paint screws and a drill.
A DIY media box is another useful project you might enjoy doing for the living room. The project is super simple and only consists of putting together three pieces of wood to create a sort of box or pedestal for the TV, with space to store other smaller electronics underneath.
A well-organized space is always more enjoyable than a messy one so don’t let things pile up in your home or in your garage, especially not when it’s so easy to keep the clutter under control. A solution can be a set of DIY built-in wall shelves, great for any space but especially the garage or the pantry.
You can build just about anything when you put your mind to it. A coffee table with hairpin legs is actually a fairly simple craft when you think about it. This particular design is also very stylish and practical, featuring a storage shelf.
Here’s a really clever idea that you might not have thought about: built a narrow sofa table and put it between the back of the sofa and the wall, so you can have a surface on which to store a few extra things. You can also integrate an outlet into the table so you can always have it handy whenever you want to charge your devices.
Speaking of devices, check out this copper pipe iPad stand. It’s something that you might find useful in the kitchen when you’re lookin up recipes or other things. All you need for this quirky project is some copper pipe pieces and fittings. You can spray paint them if you prefer a different color.
You can put up shelves in pretty much any space. They’re very useful for storing and displaying things on. These bathroom floating shelves are also really elegant, featuring a minimalist and versatile look.They’re great for that open space above the toilet or the space behind the door.
You may already have a few extra chairs or stools around the house so this project should be easy. It’s a faux fur stool which can potentially look very sleek and stylish. the secret is using a stool with a slender base. Hairpin legs could work but so would most metal frames.
Sometimes a chair is just too damaged to continue serving its intended purpose but doesn’t mean you can’t still use it in other ways. For instance, you could turn a chair into a garden bed. You have to remove the seat and put a planter instead.
A lot of things can be stored in baskets and that’s actually a really chic trend which brings us to the next project, a DIY industrial wire basket. You can use it to store extra towels in the bathroom and you can make it in any size and all you’d need is some wire mesh or fencing and metal cutters.
This modern two-toned nightstand could also serve as a chic accent table and, as the design suggests, building it is fairly easy. We like the idea of the open top which lets you keep a tall vase in there. It really makes a difference.
If your cat scratching the sofa? Well, that might actually be your fault. Cats need a good surface to sharpen their claws and this sleek and modern cat scratcher could potentially save your furniture. It’s also pretty easy to build too. Make sure it’s big enough for your cat and also stat it’s stable.
Carts and trays are pretty practical when you have guests over but not only then. If you’re thinking of getting one, why not actually build one yourself from scratch? It’s easier than you think. Check out this industrial rolling cart tutorial for details.
We tend to occupy the kitchen counter with things that don’t actually need to be stored there, like paper towel rolls. It would be much more practical to install an under-cabinet hanging paper towel holder like this one. It saves space and it’s super practical and easy to use. Go ahead, give it a try.
There are plenty of things which you can repurpose and turn into stylish accent tables, including an empty cable reel. This spinning table seems like a perfect addition for a reading corner. You can paint it to make it match the rest of the decor. All you need now is a discarded cable reel and some free time.
Mason jars are incredibly versatile and can be repurposed in a lot of cool and interesting ways. For example, you could make a lovely mason jar wall organizer if you happen to have a piece of wood and some leather. It could be a nice addition to the kitchen or the bathroom.
Wooden crates can also be repurposed and used to put together a table. For example, you can use four of them to make a rolling coffee table with storage on all four sides. There would be this gap at the center which you can leave as such or which you can cover up by placing a top over the crates.
A coat rack is essential if you want to keep the entryway clean and tidy and since most good ones are simply not worth the price, you might prefer to build one yourself. Check out this modern DIY coat rack and its simple design. It’s super easy to make and all you need is four wooden dowels, a leather belt and some craft paint.
It’s often the little things that matter the most in a home and this includes the accessories like lamps, shelves or even the toilet paper holder. Nothing should be ignored, especially if it’s meant to be practical. That being said, check out this simple brass toilet paper holder which you too might find useful. It’s integrated into a clever storage module which we find it great for bathrooms of all kinds.
Tired of your old furniture? Don’t throw it out just yet. There’s a chance you could still use some things if you simply turn them into something else. For example, you could turn a bookcase into a storage bench.
A storage bench made from wooden crates is another possibility. Start with two crates and two long boards. If you want the bench to be bigger, adjust the measurements and add more crates as needed. You can stain or paint the crates and the boards if you want to.
Every entryway needs a coat rack and the most practical ones are those that don;t take up a lot of space. A DIY coat rack can be a great. project which wouldn’t take up much of your time and wouldn’t require much effort or a big budget either. The hardest part is finding a design that you like.
This DIY hairpin leg side table can be useful in a lot of ways. You could use it as a nightstand in the bedroom, as a side table in the living room or as an accent table on the hallway or i some other space. Putting it together is a piece of cake.
What about a DIY wooden magazine holder? It’s one of those things that you probably didn’t even know existed but, when you think about it, this can be a useful accessory for the living room, the bedroom or that cozy reading corner you’re thinking of setting up.
For the entryway, a great combo would be a bench with storage for shoes underneath. Something like this can be easily built without much effort and with few supplies. This industrial shoe bench has a frame made out of wood while the shelves are made of wire grating.
Pallets are a great resource when it comes to DIY projects. You can repurpose them in a lot of cool ways and use them to build beautiful pieces of furniture and accessories like this DIY planter box for instance. Check out the tutorial to find out all the details and so you can make your own pallet planter.
Wine racks come in all shapes and sizes and, most often than not, we need something simple and space-efficient. Such a design is surprisingly difficult to find so you’re better off building your own. A nice option could be this leather sling wine rack. You can customize the dimensions according to your own needs.
Floating bookshelves are often meant to be practical but also good-looking. Their designs and proportions vary based on the purpose the shelves are meant to serve. These ones for example are very narrow because they’re meant to hold small books in the nursery or in a child’s room.
An interesting and practical way of maximizing storage can be with the help of a rolling storage cart which you can build yourself. You can roll this under the bed and several could fit in there. Use it to store clothes, books, toys or extra blankets and pillows. Such an accessory could be great for guest rooms too.
If you like the rustic-industrial look of galvanized pipes there are plenty of ways in which you can use them in DIY furniture projects. For instance, you could build a rustic table using galvanized pipes for the frame and a piece of lumber for the top.
Copper pipes also have an industrial allure but they’re more modern and quite chic. You can use some to make a copper pipe magazine rack which you can keep by the sofa in the living room or next to the bed in the bedroom. Just rest your magazine or book on it so it stays open.
This copper pipe magazine holder is quite similar to the one we just showed you but instead of resting the magazines onto the frame pipes you keep them inside a fabric pocket. This way you can store several magazines or books at the same time in the same place.
Copper pipes can also be used to build other types of accessories, some of which can be quite delicate and elegant, like this copper pipe jewelry stand for example. Its structure is similar to that of a tree and you can add more branches as your collection grows.
It’s nice to have fresh fruits and vegetables in the house but you need a way to store them properly. Here’s an idea: built yourself a market-style wooden fruit holder which you can keep in the kitchen or whoever else you want to. This one has three compartments and looks really cute.
When building a freestanding coat rack it’s important to give it a sturdy and stable base. Once you have that, everything else is a piece of cake. This DIY wood coat rack tutorial shows you how you can customize the design with various types of hooks.
Another accessory you might like to add to your entryway or dressing room is a large mirror. There’s not much you can change about the mirror itself but you can definitely do a lot to customize the frame. We suggest keeping the design simple. Check out this DIY floor mirror frame for reference.
Don’t hesitate to build your own furniture, not even when it’s something as basic as a TV stand. You’d be surprised to see how many cool DIY options there are, like this DIY TV stand that’s a blend of industrial, rustic and modern.
We all have dead corners in our homes and it’s a real shame because we could definitely use these spaces in much more practical ways. One idea is to build a novel wood cube corner shelf like this one. We like the symmetry of the design but if you’d much rather prefer a different geometry, feel free to customize the design.
If you like the idea of repurposing wood pallets into cool DIY furniture and accessories, you’ll probably enjoy building this wall-mounted wine rack. It has a lovely rustic flair and it includes a storage rack for glasses at the bottom too. You can install it anywhere you want.
It’s not just shelves and small side tables that you can build from scratch but also larger pieces as well, like a barn door for example. That’s right, you can build your own door and it’s not exactly difficult as long as you follow the instructions in the tutorial.
Are you a fan of having framed photos displayed around the house? If so, you might like the idea of putting together a sleek picture ledge so you can display photos on it and rearrange the frames whenever you feel like it. It’s more practical than hanging each picture frame separately.
Have you ever worked with concrete? We think it’s a wonderful material which can be used in so many creative ways around the house. You may be familiar with concrete countertops. They’re pretty great and they can be quite expensive too. A DIY concrete desktop or countertop, on the other hand, is not.
Speaking of expensive things, garden furniture can be quite costly and if you’re not particularly interested in the design or the materials you could build your own garden bench or table for a lot less. One idea could be to use pallets for that.
Pallets and hairpin legs are two of our favorite things when it comes to DIY furniture. That makes this DIY pallet table with hairpin legs one of the coolest projects on this list. As you can imagine based on the design, the project is very simple.
In case you don’t have one of those radiators that double as towel racks, we have the perfect DIY accessory for you: an industrial towel rack with an oak shelf that’s guaranteed to make the bathroom 9or kitchen) look charming and welcoming.
Not sure where to store all those cozy blankets you’ve been collecting? How about a blanket ladder that you can casually lean against the wall in your bedroom? You could make one out of wooden dowels and use copper tee fittings to connect all the pieces. Spray paint the fittings to give your ladder a custom look. More details on thecraftedlife.
A cute nightstand can really change a bedroom. It doesn’t have to be big. In fact, the small ones are the cutest. You could make one just like the one featured on themerrythought out of some pieces of plywood and wood boards and leave it looking natural for a more authentic and simplified appeal.
Spray paint is super useful if all you want is a change of color for some of your furniture and accessories. You could use it to give your outdoor bench or chairs a quick makeover and make them look like brand new. Check out wonderwood to see how effective this strategy really is.
If you’ve had any rattan furniture before you probably know that one point or another it starts to break and that pretty much ruins the appeal. If the problem is the unraveling cane, there’s a simple and quick fix for that. All you need is a steamer, glue and clamps to fix it. Check out lovelyindeed to see how it’s done.
This cute outdoor bench from danslelakehouse is a really cool accessory for a porch or a deck and the best thing is that you can also use it as a sort of table if you want to. It has a nice flat and solid top and it’s lightweight and easy to move around as well. You can customize it with your favorite color or finish.
A small bar cart can also be super useful around the house and outside as well. You might already have one so don’t let its outdated and ugly look trick you. It can definitely be restored and transformed. Check out this amazing makeover from thecraftedlife if you want to feel inspired.
Benches are not just for patios, decks and gardens. Indoor benches are often underrated so make one for your own home if you want something special and different for its décor. This waterfall bench from abeautifulmess is straightforward and easy to make. Check out the tutorial and see how it can be customized.
Another strategy can be to take a plain and simple bench-like one you can get from Ikea and to give it a quick makeover. Perhaps you’d like to paint its base a different color, dip the legs in paint or decorate the top with some cord or rope for some added texture. Check out hunker for some interesting ideas.
Referred to as Maldivian chairs, these pieces of furniture are super simple and typically have steel frames and mesh seats. They’re quite comfortable and affordable but they can be hard to come by if in other areas of the world. Luckily, you can craft your own. Check out essenziale-hd to find out how.
A cabinet is a bit more complicated than a bench or a simple side table but not impossible to build from scratch. A simple design like the one featured on makingmanzanita makes this an achievable project. You can make a cabinet similar to this one for your entryway, for a hallway or even for a bedroom or a dining area.
Shelves of course are known to be quite simple and easy to build. There are many different variations and options in terms of design and ways in which you can combine multiple shelves to create storage systems. This one is a vertical shelving unit that you can use for various different things like books, plants, decorations or even shoes. Check it out on heywandererblog.