Maker Chris Salomone loved the idea of river and ocean tables. But he was sick of seeing the same materials – glass and wood – used over and over again. So he made a river table that uses concrete as the land and LEGO pieces as the river.
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We all know by now that standing while working is healthier than sitting. But if you don’t have the cash for a whole new desk, check out rldh’s walnut and birch stand, which gives you a perfect standing work platform for your laptop and external keyboard on a budget.
An elegant and substantive way to organize your vinyl record collection. Symbol Audio’s modular storage system features solid wood drawers with soft-close drawer slides, vegetable-tanned leather handles, and brass hardware. Each drawer holds up to 90 records. They can be configured with equipment shelves or open-top storage.
Designed by Marcus Ødegaard Voraa, this prototype dining table provides a unique way to expand its tabletop. Rather than requiring leaves to be added or removed, simply slide the end of its base and unroll more or less wood for its top. There’s no indication that it’s gone into production, but you can always contact its creator.
While flat screen TVs are all the rage these days, sometimes a projector is still a better solution – especially if you want a huge image. Builder Laura Kampf shows off a neat design for a coffee table that has a cubby for concealing a projector neatly beneath its lid.
The perfect side table for any home theater is made using vintage Goldberg Brothers 35mm film reels. Its center pedestal is made from poly plastic, painted to match the reels in silver, gold, or bronze, and the 20″ glass top provides a smooth surface. Stands 24″ tall, and requires some basic assembly.
Builder Andrew Szeto created an awesome custom version of the iconic Eames lounge chair, replacing the traditional bent wood components with layers of laminated skateboard decks. We love the touch of color that Andrew’s design adds to this classic piece of furniture. More here.
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.
Unlike other gaming chairs designed to sit at a desk, the Respawn-900 is meant for your game room. It offers a racing style bolstered back, a reclining leg support, wide armrests, and a drink holder. It reclines up to 135º, swivels 360º, and holds adults up to 275 lb. Our only complaint – we wish it included a lumbar support pillow.
Ollari’s shows us how to take slats of wood from a rickety old door and pallets to create a nifty new piece of outdoor furniture. If you put your mind to it, it’s amazing what you can achieve with a saw, some screws, and glue. We dig the burnt look of the finished piece.
Woodworker Lignum has made some pretty cool furniture over the years, and this build is definitely among his coolest. He created this table by laminating together blocks of wood then scorching it with a torch to give it the look that a fire burnt its insides out. We imagine it smells like a campfire too.
That expanding spray foam insulation can be really useful for filling gaps and cracks, but it’s also really nasty stuff. The King of Random decided to see if they could use a bunch of cans of Great Stuff to make usable (and really ugly) furniture. Somebody should try and build a house out of this goo.
One of the slicker looking desks we’ve seen for PC gamers, the Z1-S features dynamic “Z”-shaped metal legs, a carbon-fiber inspired surface, and has built in blue LED lighting, a headphone hook, drink holder, and a stand for controllers and games. PC cart and monitor arms sold separately.
OSO DIY created this stunning coffee table using baltic birch plywood for its construction. But rather than attempt to hide the layers of the wood, he built it to show off its endgrain in a beautiful herringbone pattern. We really love the way the grain looks on the edges and the legs.
A funky, disco-infused take on coffee tables, the Coosno is a combination table, pop-up drink refrigerator, bluetooth speaker, wireless gadget charger, voice assistant, and more. It has a 6-speaker sound system, and its colorful LED lights can be synchronized to music. Available in 19.7″ and 27.6″ diameter sizes.
Most furniture is made primarily from wood or metal, but HomeMadeModern’s funky, angular chair is crafted from steel-reinforced concrete. He made the chair’s mold using strips of melamine, hot-glued, and sealed with silicone caulk. By filling the inner core with foam insulation, he was able to dramatically reduce its weight.
Woodworker lignum shows off another cool carpentry project. This time, he created the frame for a chair by bending layers of laminated wood slats using a custom-built form. After cutting, sanding, and assembling the pieces, he wrapped the finished frame with hemp rope to create a pliable seat and back.
This walnut and steel desk from Artifox combines clean lines with utility, providing users with a slotted docking space with cable openings, a cable management grid with anchor points, and pegs for hanging headphones or bags under the desk. It’s also compatible with accessories like a floating stand, and a monitor riser.