DIY Furniture Ideas

Are you planning a DIY furniture building project? Curious to know where to get started and how? We have the answers for you. From tutorial videos to top projects, we have ideas to inspire you and get you going in the exciting world of furniture building. Be sure to follow the popular discussions happening right now on the topic.

Create Your Own Furniture
Save money and build your furniture
Furniture can be expensive, which is why a cost-effective solution is to build your own. You can even mimic your favorite companies.
Measure twice, cut once
Double-check your measurements to make sure you have the right ones when cutting materials so that you don't have to do it again.
Sand any wood you use
When using wood, make sure to sand each piece before assembling.
Don't take shortcuts
If something is written in the instructions, it's there for a reason. Don’t try to skip a step to get done faster.
Practice makes perfect
The first chair you make may not turn out so well, but don’t let that deter you from trying again and honing your skills.
Top DIY Furniture Building Projects

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Popular Furniture Building Slideshows

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Exciting Furniture Building Videos

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How to Build a Bench in 60 Seconds - Cheater Method

Ok...SPOILER ALERT... so, this bench isn't 100% done. But, the initial assembly is around 44 seconds with the cups on the floor. I realized belatedly that I shouldn't have started with the cups already spaced out so let's call it a minute instead. All the pieces that I am using, come, as is, and ready to go in Lowes/Home Depot, Target and the craft stores. There is absolutely no cutting involved in building this bench. I used 2 stair treads, 2 crates and 6 heavy duty plastic storage cups. Could it be any more simple than that? As soon as I paint and stain it and decide what must be permanently attached, I will update this tutorial. For now this is just an idea that was too good to wait to share with all of you!For new ways to update this look, see http://www.hometalk.com/diy/living-room/furniture/how-to-take-a-simple-bench-to-a-whole-new-level-28485487OKAY!!!! The lumber dept guys at Home Depot took the time to analyze my bench and give me their opinions of how sturdy it is and how much weight it will support. The following is how I interpreted their analysis. They said up / down weight is not the issue. The stair treads on top of the wood crates supported like my picture would hold a great deal of weight. Possibly, even as much as 800 lbs to 900 lbs. Stair treads are specifically made to withstand a great deal of weight. They told me the boards are not going to break. The weakest part of this bench is when there is side to side movement aka horsin' around. Two adults scooting back and forth side to side is when it would be at its weakest point. To make this super strong, they suggested lag bolts for a secure hold. I think wood screws and wood glue will probably support most people's general use of this bench but go to the experts if you need more advice!! Stay tuned for a new bench entirely made from Home Depot items. Not sponsored by them in any way... just was there and I have wanted to make another bench for a while now.

DIY Upholstered Bed

Have you ever eyed something for so long, and then you finally bite the bullet, take the plunge and go to buy it only to find the lead time is 10 WEEKS! Yes? Well, that was me, I had eyed the Alrai bed from Wayfair for SO LONG, however once I went onto the site to purchase it I found there was a 10 week lead time. Truthfully, I don’t have that kind of patience and I really didn’t have that kind of time because I had just sold our bed frame. If you follow me on Instagram then you know this haha @schoolsidedesign.So… naturally I decided to make my own version of this bed, and man I am so happy I did as the overall size fits our space perfectly and its taller than the Alrai bed, which fits our space so much better.Here is the bed that inspired this whole project, its so pretty and I have seen it in so many of my favorite bloggers homes.

DIY How to Build a Kitchen Nook

Hey everyone! In this How to I am going to show you a few ways to save money when building a kitchen nook. a lot of money actually because these few tips allow you to only need half the material. hope you enjoy it!Another thing. this is a LARGE project BUT its actually quite simple. Don't let the size of the build scare you. its really just straight cuts and building a rectangle, i promise! plus most hardware stores will do you big (or all) cuts to help if your solo or don't have a table saw!

DIY Built-In Pantry for Less Than $100!

With all the organizing going on in social media, I was officially bitten by the "I need to get my life together" bug! You see....Since moving into my home, I have longed for additional space for food and cookware storage. The problem is that since our kitchen is open concept, we have very limited wall space. The kitchen is supposed to be an eat-in kitchen, but it is so narrow that placing a table in the space puts it right in the walkway. With that in mind, what was used as the previous owner's living room became my dining room. This left my kitchen with an unusually "large" open space that served as a hallway of sorts. Several times the refrigerator migrated into this space. Hutches took up temporary residency a time or two, but nothing seemed to fill the space like I wanted. Finally one day will scrolling social media and longingly looking upon the large pantries others had I realized that I could use the open area of my kitchen as a pantry! Here is how I did it!

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