Eye Candy: 15 Totally DIYable Wooden Furniture Ideas

Eye Candy: 15 Totally DIYable Wooden Furniture Ideas
Ever since I wrote my first post on Curbly back in '06, some of my favorite finds have been products that are totally DIYable. Especially wood working products. Shelves, tables, light fixtures, cubbies, I'm not choosy. The items just have to be stylish yet simple enough to reproduce just by looking at them. Going through Curbly's coffers, I found no less than 15 of these gems just  waiting to be knocked off in our shops/garages. Take a look!

We'll start with coat racks/clothing hangers. In this case, a piece of plywood with holes cut out of it = a clothing butler.

Dowels, bits, and a drill press later, we have a coat rack.

I'm not quite sure if this coat rack/wall art was for sale, but it was as knock-off worthy then as it is now. And what a great way to use up scrap/found wood! 

If you've never thought a coat rack could look elegant, this one just might change your mind: 

Now let's turn to lighting, shall we? This chandelier was made using pallets. As I mentioned in the original post, it looks like the wiring is tucked in unobtrusive channels plowed through the center of the insides of the boards. 

Another chandelier, but this one is non-electric. Just candles. Easy-peasy.

If you're not in the market for a chandelier, how about this sweet desk lamp?

This book shelf + reading lamp + book mark takes multitasking to a new level. Finding an angular light to tuck inside that corner might be tricky. A possible substitution would be an LED strip.

And finally in the lighting group, we have these cheese lamps. Their maker used MDF, but check out the comments section of the original post to get ideas using other non-woodworking materials. 

Wine bottle holders are a popular DIY item. And this "Sporadic" wall panel wine rack is particularly cool.

This wall-mounted wine bar used to be an old ammo box, but if you don't happen to have one on hand, you could easily make one.

Another wall-mounted situation. Could be used as a bar or sideboard. 

And, finally, the "shelves" category. This combo bike hanger/shelf still tops my charts. (A scrap piece of wood used as a cleat attached to a wall stud or two should keep it in place, no problem.)

Made in multiples and displayed in sets, these staircase bookshelves serve as wall art too.

And, finally, one of my favorite posts of DIYable furniture I've ever written. That's because when I originally posted the Pisa bookshelf, fellow Curblier Craig was so inspired that he used Photoshop to make a plan of the original...

and then he made a prototype using plywood!!!


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