DIY furniture

You can build your own industrial-chic reclaimed-wood table with only a few hand tools, spending about $120 on copper pipe.
These DIY furniture pieces can be cut and fabricated from any flat, sturdy material.
Take a seat on this comfy sofa you made yourself using recycled car seats.
You can make a simple bench for the garden or patio by recycling an old headboard.
You can make these outdoor chairs for less than $80 by recycling a whiskey barrel and using a few other supplies from your workshop.
Looking for a great home metalworking project? Follow these DIY patio furniture instructions to build scrap-metal furniture for your patio.   
Upcycle abandoned shopping carts into funky shopping cart furniture that is both fun and functional. This DIY shopping cart project takes some elbow grease, but is well worth the results.
So maybe you can't afford the pricey furniture and decor on display at the design shows in Milan and Vegas. Just take a look at these ideas and start riffing.
Whip olive oil, vinegar and lemon juice into a cheap, effective polish for wood furniture.
Gina Luker of The Shabby Chic Cottage turns a flea market suitcase and baskets into a wonderful bedside table that doubles as valuable storage.

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