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The Ubiquitous Monobloc

The Ubiquitous Monobloc

This omnipresent stackable chair is known as a “Monobloc,” and it can be found everywhere from suburban backyards to major tourist attractions. What is it about this mundane, yet functional piece of molded plastic that made it so wildly popular? Neo digs into this so-called “context-free object.”

Fire Cave Coffee Table

Fire Cave Coffee Table

Woodworker Lignum has made some pretty cool furniture over the years, and this build is among his most intriguing. 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.

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Offex Gaming Chair

If you’re addicted to PC games, you should at least be comfortable while you play. This highly-supportive gaming chair from Offex Gaming provides numerous adjustments so you can get your gaming space just right. It has a high back design, and comes with removable lumbar and headrest pillows. Save 40% in The Awesomer Shop.

Wall-mount Folding Desk

Wall-mount Folding Desk

This space-saving desk from Bitman Wood mounts onto your wall, taking up just 6″ of depth when not in use. When open, it offers a spacious work surface for your laptop, along with built in shelves for small objects, and optional LED lighting. Made from birch plywood with a high-pressure laminate finish. Choose from 16 colors.

Plan Station Pro Hanging Desk

Plan Station Pro Hanging Desk

Plan Station’s ingenious invention lets you add a desk anywhere you have some wall studs to hang it from. Simply load two 24″ x 48″ sheets of plywood into its nylon sleeves, and you’ll get a work surface and more than 20 pockets for pens, papers, and more. Great for construction sites, garages, or temporary work at home spaces.

Eureka Ergonomic Z1-S Gaming Desk

Eureka Ergonomic Z1-S Gaming Desk

One of the slicker looking desks we’ve seen for PC gamers, the Z1-S features dynamic “Z”-shaped metal legs, a faux carbon fiber 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.

Dining Table Desk

Dining Table Desk

These days, many people without a home office space are using their dining tables to get work done at home. Builder Laura Kampf shows us how she built a custom plywood dining table that has a large hidden storage compartment that transforms into an angled stand for tablets or smartphones.

Work/Sleep Balance Desk

Work/Sleep Balance Desk

Designer Kerstin Phleger’s concept design is for a desk that can transform into a bed when needed. It has an accordion-style fold-out frame that supports a roll-up foam mattress with enough room for two. No more snoozing under your desk like George on Seinfeld!

Couchmaster Cybot Lap Desk

Couchmaster Cybot Lap Desk

This oversize lap desk opens up a serious workspace while you sit on the couch or in bed. It has vented spot for up to a 17″ laptop, along with a large mousepad, built-in wrist pads, a tablet holder, and pockets for your mouse and other accessories. Its padded armrests provide support and comfort, and can be repositioned.

Desk with Hidden Laptop Storage

Desk with Hidden Laptop Storage

Make It shows off a very impressive DIY build project – a substantial desk made from reclaimed pallet wood. It features a hidden compartment in its top for storing his laptop, keeping it out of sight when not in use. There’s also a space for hiding a power strip.

Tamarack Foldable Chair

Tamarack Foldable Chair

CleverMade’s folding wood chair offers a comfy spot for relaxing anywhere, and sits at a leisurely angle for chilling out or gazing at the stars. It’s made from sustainable acacia wood, and folds nearly flat, so you can easily store it under a bed or behind another piece of furniture. Holds up to 250 lbs.

Adam Savage Builds a Poker Table

Adam Savage Builds a Poker Table

Inspired by this video, prop builder and experimenter extraordinaire Adam Savage decided to see if he could put together a poker table from scratch in less than a day. It’s a great video to watch if you want to learn some tricks for cutting and bending wood curves, along with some good shop safety tips.

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 be change colors synced to music.

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Wood Mountain Shelf

Wood Mountain Shelf

Etsy store Timber Grove Studios makes wall-mounted shelves that look like three mountain peaks. Each shelf is about 12″ tall and 24″ wide. The shelf has variants that have 5 or 10 hooks at the bottom. There are also two-tone variants with 20 color options.

Making a Circuit Board Table

Making a Circuit Board Table

Electronics geeks would love to have a table like the one that New Yorkshire Workshop made. Watch as the artist painstakingly applies gold leaf to produce jumbo metal circuit board traces on a dyed-blue maple veneer, then gives it a nice shiny clear coat. Watch how he made the twisted “wire” copper legs here.

DIY Concrete Chair

DIY Concrete Chair

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.

Skull Stool Side Table

Skull Stool Side Table

Studio Job designed this bold piece of furniture that doubles as a seat and a small side table, while adding a splash of Mexican culture to any space. Measures appx 17.7″ tall, and comes in black, green, terracotta, and ivory. Cast from polyethylene, so it weighs just 7.7 lb.

Building an Infinity Cube Table

Building an Infinity Cube Table

Woodworker Jonathan Katz-Moses shows off a really cool piece of furniture he built that seems to defy logic and gravity. Its structure was tricky to engineer and build, but the end result is something we’d be thrilled to have in our living room.

DIY Concrete and LEGO Table

DIY Concrete and LEGO Table

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.

Wood Laptop Standing Desk

Wood Laptop Standing Desk

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.

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Dovetail Vinyl Storage Cabinets

Dovetail Vinyl Storage Cabinets

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.

@ Roll-out Table

@ Roll-out Table

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.

Making a Home Theater Coffee Table

Making a Home Theater Coffee Table

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.

Movie Reel Side Table

Movie Reel Side Table

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.

Furniture Illusions

Furniture Illusions

Magician and video illusionist Zach King shows off a variety of fun optical tricks with furniture that isn’t ever quite what it seems. Unlike some of Zach’s other videos, the effects are all done in camera, using some truly unusual props.

Whiskey Barrel Stools

Whiskey Barrel Stools

The Burnt Wood Barrel Co. offers these substantial wooden bar stools, handcrafted from whiskey barrel staves with bent metal back supports. They’re perfect no matter what you’re sipping while hanging out with friends at your kitchen counter.

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