First up: DIY-Maven's craft room arty abacus uses spools of thread in a creative way:
Have a spare wine barrel lying around? How about turning it into a delicious-smelling coffee table (or, better yet, a wine table, if that weren't a little weird):
Old tires aren't just for tire-swings - this artist went the more creative route and fashioned some pretty impressive sculptures out of them:
A bookshelf made of ... books? Might be the ultimate creative re-use, if you ask me:
Carpet samples are always easy to get a hold of; turning them into nice-looking furniture might not be as easy, but it could be worth the effort:
Want to try some furniture recycling but don't know where to start? ModHomeEcTeacher has a list of 10 DIY recyclables you should never pass up:
That's it for this time, next week, Chris will wrap up our series with another installment of ingenious repurposing projects and ideas.