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10 Easy to Make Furniture Ideas

Furniture can be extremely costly, however, there is no need to give up something you want simply because of cost. Instead, consider utilizing any of these ideas to help spruce up an area as well as add a touch of personality to your space.

1. Indoor Swing

This hanging chair will wow your children, yet it is comfortable and sturdy enough for an adult. You don’t need many skills to make this chair. A few stitches here and there, the ability to tie a couple of knots, and the know-how of how to operate a drill. The greatness of this project is it is easy to personalize to your liking. Just make sure that you secure it properly to ensure no one gets hurt.

2. Using Those Old Doors

There is something unique about a door that has been upcycled to create handy storage or sitting area. Find the perfect spot, simply add a mirror, a shelf, and a sitting area. All of a sudden you have a piece that will leave all of your guests blown away with your ingenuity.

3. Nightstand Made From 2 X 4’s

You do not need to know much about woodworking, and you do not have to invest much to see this beautiful farmhouse style nightstand in your bedroom. You will only need three 2 X 4’s; however, if you want a nightstand on both sides of the beds, then you will have to splurge on six boards. Nonetheless, it will still save a lot of money when compared with the cost of boutique furniture.

4. Another Farmhouse Option

This bench is easy to build and it will cost less than a dinner for two. All you need is one afternoon, and honestly, it is so simple you won’t even need a helping hand.

5. Coffee Table Made From A Pallet

All you really need for this coffee table is an industrial pallet and a little bit of stain. If you want to be able to move it around, then buy a nice set of heavy-duty wheels to attach to the bottom. This is a very cost-effective way to create a shabby chic living room or sitting area in your home.

6. Not An Upholstered Headboard

We have all seen every option of an upholstered headboard. For something a little different, consider building this headboard made out of stick wood. It is as simple as gluing a puzzle together, and you can stain the wood in different colors to mix it up.

7. Dirty Clothes Are Stylishly Out Of Sight

You can opt to go with a store-bought hamper, or you can take an afternoon and add a touch of class to your bathroom. The best part is you can alter the plans to go with your bedroom. If you are really handy, then you can alter them further and even build a toy or storage box to keep unsightly clutter nicely tucked away.

8. A Contemporary Bookshelf

This bookshelf does not take much work or skill, and it can even double as a cat tree for your furry loved one. The option is all yours, but just be warned that your cat may take over where your books were meant to be.

9. The Simplest Bed Frame In History

Building this bed frame is probably the simplest project you will ever do. Simply pick out the wood of your choice, place it around the box springs or mattress, screw in at the joints, and you are done. Yes, it is really that simple!

10. A Magic Shelf

This project will take you very little time, and it can be hung anywhere. It will even work perfect for a mantel that will add a bit of flare to your bare wall. The best part is, you can personalize it by picking a unique stain or sanding it down to give it a more rustic appeal.

Any of these projects are ideal for personalizing your space, and you will certainly enjoy the fact that they do not cost you an arm and a leg. You really do not need many skills for these projects, and you will gain a lot more know how as you continue to build your furniture for your home. Remember to properly secure anything you are hanging that will hold weight, and take your time so you do the project right the first time.

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