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DIY Wood Folding Chair

DIY Wood Folding Chair

While you could buy some cheap folding chairs, we prefer the modern design of Get Hands Dirty’s design, which has a clean, angular look, and is something that you can build for yourself if you’ve got the right tools and lumber. The wood shaving interlude was a nice touch.

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.

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Couchmaster Cybot Lap Desk

Couchmaster Cybot Lap Desk
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This oversize lap desk opens up a serious workspace while you sit on the couch or in bed. It has a 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.

Stand Steady Joy Standing Desk

Stand Steady Joy Standing Desk
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Standing desks are great, but most of them provide no storage space. The Joy Desk not only puts your work surface at an ergonomic height, but has three cubbies and a built-in monitor riser. Its top is made from laminated composite wood, and it has sturdy metal legs with angle bracing. Available in maple or white finishes.

Eureka Ergonomic Z1-S Gaming Desk

Eureka Ergonomic Z1-S Gaming Desk
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One of the slicker looking desks we’ve seen for PC gamers, the value-priced 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.

Pallet Wood Wardrobe

Pallet Wood Wardrobe

Inspired by the eponymous piece of furniture in The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, Epic UpCycling set about the task of building his own wardrobe, only this one is made entirely out of recycled timber gathered from old shipping pallets. He even managed to reuse the rusty old nails. Now how to get to Narnia?

Grenade Side Tables

Grenade Side Tables
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Give your home an explosive new look with one of these handmade hand grenade side tables from Reimagined Wood Shop. Their skeletonized design cuts down on weight while still offering rigidity. They’re cut from 0.72″ thick hardwood veneer plywood and come in 18″ tall and 24″ tall variants. Just don’t pull that pin.

Nissan Office Pod Concept

Nissan Office Pod Concept

For the 2021 virtual Tokyo Auto Salon, Nissan showed off its concept for a sweet office on wheels. Based on their NV350 Caravan, the Office Pod features a desk module that can extend outside its rear, providing fresh air and a view of the world while you sit and work. It also has a see-through floor and a rooftop relaxation area.

How The Emeco Navy Chair Is Made

How The Emeco Navy Chair Is Made

Commissioned by the U.S. Navy in the 1940’s, the Emeco 1006 Navy Chair is immediately recognizable. Designed for light weight and resistance to fire, the aluminum chairs are nearly indestructible. BRANDMADE.TV takes us inside the Hanover, Pennsylvania factory where these iconic chairs are still manufactured by hand.

Darth Vader Meditation Chamber Desk

Darth Vader Meditation Chamber Desk

Regal Robot makes sweet Star Wars collectibles as well as custom props and furniture. Among their builds is this desk and chair they created for a client’s studio. Its design was inspired by Darth Vader’s black and white meditation chamber as seen in The Empire Strikes Back. The Vader helmet light fixture is a brilliant touch.

How the Eames LCW Chair is Made

How the Eames LCW Chair is Made

As one of the most notable designs of the 20th century, the Eames LCW (Lounge Chair Wood) is an icon of mid-century modern furniture. Brandmade.TV looks back at the history of the chair, and goes inside the factory where Herman Miller continues to make these chairs by stacking, bending, and sanding plywood veneers.

Building a Folding Table Wall Cabinet

Building a Folding Table Wall Cabinet

We love furniture that folds to get out of the way when not in use. In this video from builder Izzy Swan, he shows off a wall-mounted Sapele wood cabinet that unfolds into a small table. The items stored on its shelves stay flat as the table is extended, and he says it’s sturdy enough to hold a 5-gallon bucket of water.

Plan Station Pro Hanging Desk

Plan Station Pro Hanging Desk
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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.

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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.

Humanscale Trea Chair

Humanscale Trea Chair
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Humanscale’s award-winning Trea chair by designer Todd Bracher is a masterclass in form-meets-function. Inspired by the exoskeleton of a lobster, it cradles the sitter in a supportive shell while its mechanism allows parts to move in harmony with the body without manual settings. Available in three leg variants.

DIY Heated Concrete Bench

DIY Heated Concrete Bench

If you’re going to park your butt on an outdoor bench in the winter, it can be a jarring experience. HomeMadeModern wanted to improve upon the basic design, so he embedded a heated rubber mat in a DIY concrete bench. Heated seats are great in cars, so we imagine they’d be just as pleasant outdoors.

BDI Media Cabinets

BDI Media Cabinets

With today’s giant game consoles, it’s time to upgrade your media furniture. BDI’s cabinets look fantastic, hiding electronics on removable/movable shelves, with flow-through ventilation, cable management, and remote-friendly doors. Our faves are the Align 7479, Corridor 8179 and Elements 8779 with its artful laser-cut doors.

BeYou Transforming Chair

BeYou Transforming Chair

While we prefer to stand at our desks, sometimes we need to sit down. This unique chair adapts to you unlike any we’ve seen. It offers more than 10 main seating positions, and includes an adjustable backrest that doubles as an elevated seat and work surface, along with armrests that can expand the chair’s width.

Building a Floating Cave Table

Building a Floating Cave Table

Inspired by a table design he saw from Slovenian Woodworker, builder John Malecki decided he wanted to build an even cooler looking version that uses a combination of laminated wood boards and crystal-clear acrylic to make it look like its top is floating in the air.

Zuri Outdoor Wood Stool

Zuri Outdoor Wood Stool
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This wooden stool from Anthropologie is great for displaying small items or as a perch for your cat. is crafted from aged teak wood, which gives it a great natural texture that shows off its knots and irregularities. It’s suitable for indoor or outdoor use and comes pre-assembled. Measures 17″H x 20″W x 13″D.

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Urban95 Hairpin Writing Desk

Urban95 Hairpin Writing Desk
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Urban95 makes some great industrial style furniture, including this skinny writing desk that’s ideal for laptop users. Its 20″ x 60″ top is covered with an aviation-inspired riveted metal and sits atop skinny, but sturdy bent rebar legs. A perforated metal privacy panel finishes the look. Also available with a concrete laminate top.

Star Wars Entertainment Center

Star Wars Entertainment Center

I Like To Make Stuff teamed up with The Smugglers Room to build a piece of custom Star Wars-inspired furniture that holds a large TV and server rack filled with audio and video equipment. The finished piece looks like something from inside of the Echo Base control room and would make a great design for an arcade cabinet.

Arcade1Up Infinity Gaming Table

Arcade1Up Infinity Gaming Table

Home arcade company Arcade1up has created a tabletop gaming system that lets you play digital versions of board games like Monopoly, Scrabble, Trivial Pursuit, and more. It will come in 24″ and 32″ versions, both with a touchscreen with tactile feedback, and Wi-Fi connectivity for downloading games and other content.

Building a Mini Shipping Container

Building a Mini Shipping Container

If you like the look of shipping containers, you can buy a tissue box holder inspired by their design. But if you’re a pro model maker like Adam Savage, and want something you can sit on, you build your own from scratch. You can get the digital files for printing the photorealistic vinyl stickers here.

Hideaway Wall Desk

Hideaway Wall Desk

Orange22 Modern’s‘s minimal furniture piece combines a display shelf with a laptop desk. When not in use, the desk surface slides flush with the top, and when open, it creates a 31.5″w x 23.5″d desktop, with a space for for accessories and office supplies. Sale price through 9.21.20 @12pm PDT on Touch of Modern.

“Invisible” PC: Part 2

“Invisible” PC: Part 2

After building a high-end gaming PC into a desk, Matt of DIY Perks realized the illusion is completely ruined when placing a monitor on top of it. So he made a hidden ultrawide display that stows inside of a matching wood veneer and aluminum bookshelf. Now he just needs an invisible keyboard and mouse.

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