Awesome Furniture

Making a Wooden Cushion

Making a Wooden Cushion

Wood seems like a terrible material to make a cushion out of, given its hardness. But Kurahito Craft shows how – with a little ingenuity – it’s feasible to build a pliable (and possibly comfortable) wooden seat using a wooden spring-making technique.

Helinox Seat Warmer Covers

Helinox Seat Warmer Covers
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Whether sitting outdoors camping on a chilly evening or tailgating next fall, your back and butt shouldn’t be freezing. These cozy covers from Helinox help warm up their folding camp chairs. They come in a puffy quilted or soft fleece fabrics and are available for all of their high-back chairs as well as their low-height Chair One.

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Helinox Tactical Field Office

Helinox Tactical Field Office
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Part of the Helinox Tactical Collection, this lightweight system lets you set up a desk wherever your travels take you. Weighing under 5 pounds, the structure assembles to provide a small, but sturdy work surface, along with a MOLLE-compatible 15-liter cargo bag. Available in Black, Coyote Tan, and Military Olive.

DIY Sofa Desk

DIY Sofa Desk

We have a thing for multi-purpose furniture. HomeMadeModern shows off a design for a contemporary piece of furniture that functions as a small couch and a desk. It has a smaller footprint than two standalone pieces, and it just looks cool. It also has built-in side tables. Best of all, it can be built with basic power tools.

Making a Multipurpose Coffee Table

Making a Multipurpose Coffee Table

If there’s one thing city dwellers can relate to, it’s that living space is at a premium. So if it’s possible to replace multiple pieces of furniture with a single item, it’s worth doing. Get Hands Dirty shows off a versatile coffee table that they built that also serves as a platform for a murphy bed and a pop-up desk.

Vyper Chairs

Vyper Chairs
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Built for workshops and garages, Vyper chairs are designed for durability. They’re made in America and offer steel or aluminum frames, casters that roll over just about anything, and comfy padded seats. The chairs come in short and tall models, with or without backs. Add-ons include drink/parts and tool holders.

Riding a Downhill Couch

Riding a Downhill Couch

From gondolas to cable cars to staircases to skateboards, there are many ways to get down a hill. But in Funchal, Madiera, you can ride the Monte Toboggans, which are basically wicker sofas on rails steered by a pair of strong-footed pilots. Tom Scott takes us for a ride – without a seatbelt.

Tailgate Liquor Cabinets

Tailgate Liquor Cabinets
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Furniture maker Brian Bauer builds these wall-mounted storage units that look like the tailgates of classic pickup trucks. They’re molded from lightweight fiberglass, and have interior wood shelving for bottles and glassware. They have working taillights and can be painted in your color of choice.

Candy Coffee Table

Candy Coffee Table
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Do you crave sweets all the time? Then you’ll have a hard time resisting this custom coffee table packed with candy treats. Created by Served Sweet, the colorful resin table has hundreds of candies permanently trapped inside of a smooth resin shell. They also make sprinkle-filled coasters and trays.

DIY Plywood Workspace

DIY Plywood Workspace

In today’s work-from-home world, having a good desk is a must. You could buy one, or you could do what HomeMadeModern did and build one to your own exacting specifications. We love how Jessie incorporated walls, and sound-deadening felt to make it her own. We’d probably do corkboard for tacking up notes.

Making a Table from Broken Glass

Making a Table from Broken Glass

Tables with glass tops can be fragile and difficult to transport. But what if the glass was pre-broken? That’s what Homemade Modern did when he made this side table by mixing cracked glass with epoxy resin and pouring them into a custom silicone mold. This approach means he could crank out multiple tables if he wants.

Piano Keyboard Desk

Piano Keyboard Desk

Cristiana Felgueiras of Get Hands Dirty shows off an awesome piece of furniture she designed for efficiency in a tiny apartment she’s building out. The desk has a floating design and a built-in electronic piano that slides out from underneath its work surface. She also built a matching rolling cabinet with a secret drawer.

Aerogogo Self-inflating Furniture

Aerogogo Self-inflating Furniture

MicroNovelty’s inflatable furniture lets you set up a living room anywhere. But unlike other inflatables you need to blow up with an external pump, the Aerogogo couch and side chair have a built-in inflator fan, which does all of the work with the flip of a switch. The single-seater inflates in 2 minutes, while the couch takes 4 minutes.

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NEMO Stargaze Recliner

NEMO Stargaze Recliner

Camping gear company NEMO Equipment created this outdoor chair for comfort and relaxation. In the seated position, it can swing back and forth, and when you lean back, it automatically reclines so you can gaze at the sky above. It weighs just over 7 pounds, sets up in less than a minute, and is stable on uneven terrain.

Making an Epoxy Smart Table

Making an Epoxy Smart Table

When is a coffee table not just a coffee table? When it’s a light show, of course. Dashing Axe built this unique piece of furniture with hexagonal cutouts filled with resin, then backlit with colorful rings of RGB LEDs and sensors that respond to movements. Sadly, a Kickstarter to make a production version was unsuccessful.

Tiny Owl Vinyl Storage Rack

Tiny Owl Vinyl Storage Rack
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Proud Owl’s distressed wood rack provides easy access to your vinyl collection. Its asymmetrical design faces half your records forward and the other half sideways. Its right side has just enough room for a turntable or for displaying trinkets. It comes in various colors, with or without legs in 6″, 12″, or 20″ lengths.

Lunadesk

Lunadesk
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This compact and movable desk makes it easy to set up a workspace anywhere, for seated or standing positions. Its desk can adjust between multiple positions and heights and has two whiteboard shelves – one for your laptop and another for a keyboard and mouse. It’s made from bamboo wood and aluminum.

Building a Modern Wood Bench

Building a Modern Wood Bench

Most benches look pretty ordinary. Woodworker Chris Salomone wanted to build something a little different, so he came up with an abstract modern design for a wooden bench made up of a series of layered triangles. The finished piece looks like something straight out of a high-end furniture showroom.

Office Oasis Rollerblade Chair Casters

Office Oasis Rollerblade Chair Casters
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Upgrade the casters on your office chair with the same sort of quiet, smooth-rolling wheels found on rollerblades. They skate across low-pile carpet without a problem, are safe for all kinds of floors, and just look way cooler than ordinary casters. Sold in a set of five.

Loungie Flip Chair

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This comfy and casual lounger is perfect for those times when you need an extra chair, or just want to laze around. It’s got a soft microsuede cover and folds to form a lounge chair, upright chair, or bed. Plus, its cover is removable for easy cleaning. Available in a variety of colors in The Awesomer Shop.

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Phantom Deck Table + Benches

Phantom Deck Table + Benches

We love having a deck to hang out on when the weather is nice. If you don’t have a lot of space to work with on your deck, check out this motorized dining table and benches. Dr. Decks created this unique furniture that remains hidden as part of the deck boards until needed. They also built a hidden BBQ grill and lounge chair.

Pinball Machine Coffee Table

Pinball Machine Coffee Table

Several years back, we came across some coffee tables made from pinball machine parts, but you couldn’t actually play them. BuildXYZ wanted a playable machine in the space of a coffee table. So he took one of our favorite classic pinball machines, Bally’s Centaur, and completely rebuilt it into a more compact form factor.

CB2 x Lenny Kravitz Sojourn Ogo Bed

CB2 x Lenny Kravitz Sojourn Ogo Bed
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Give your crib some rock star style with CB2’s furnishings collection designed by Lenny Kravitz and inspired by ‘60s-‘70s silhouettes. The Sojourn Ogo platform bed is a dreamy standout, wrapped in a geometric African print or textured ivory boucle. The polished nickel railing cleverly matches your wall of platinum albums.

Making a Star Wars Table

Making a Star Wars Table

Modustrial Maker shows off how he built a sweet coffee table from concrete, wood, epoxy resin, and LED strips. The design is inspired by the lighting patterns found inside of the Death Star. Unlike the pure white lights of the movies, these ones can change colors to the beat of the music.

LG Curved OLED Concepts

LG Curved OLED Concepts

LG Display is heading to CES 2022 with a set of concepts that take advantage of the flexibility of OLED displays. Among them is a personal media chair with an immersive 55″ screen and “Virtual Ride” which pairs a workout bike with displays that wrap vertically above the rider.

Jasper Board Game Table

Jasper Board Game Table

Board Game Tables is known for its custom gaming tables. The Jasper is a more affordable table with a 3′ x 5′ playing area that seats six, while the Jasper Long seats eight. It includes a neoprene play surface and a deep edge to keep game pieces from falling off. Options include a dining table topper, snack shelves, and drink holders.

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