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Making a Mexican Logwood Table

Making a Mexican Logwood Table

Mike from Modustrial Maker got his hands on some Mexican Logwood stumps and decided to use them to make a coffee table. After cutting the wood into even lengths, he set them into an epoxy bath. A cross-section of each tree can be seen through the tabletop while the stumps provide support. It took a lot of effort, but the end result is worth it.

Pedestal Moon Rollin’ TV Stand

Pedestal Moon Rollin’ TV Stand
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Danish company Pedestal creates premium TV stands that combine Scandinavian simplicity with bright colors and thick lines and shapes. Their bestseller is the Moon Rollin’, a TV stand made of powder-coated steel pipes and frames with matching omnidirectional casters. The stand is VESA compatible and fits flatscreen TVs from 40″ to 70″.

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Metal Tree Bookshelf

Metal Tree Bookshelf
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Get your books out of boxes and scattered on tabletops. Instead, display them on this modern metal bookshelf from Sttoraboks. The shelf has four angled shelves, each holding five to seven books and eliminating the need for bookends. It’s available in red, black, or white and has non-slip feet to protect floors. Assembles easily in about 15 minutes.

Making an Industrial Machinist’s Chair

Making an Industrial Machinist’s Chair

Maker Neil Paskin returned to his workshop to build another great piece of functional craft. He fabricated this vintage-style industrial chair using hand-cut and bent steel for its legs and support structure and gently curved wood for its back and seat. We love how he made his own plywood from reclaimed floorboards.

Heated Outdoor Rocking Chairs

Heated Outdoor Rocking Chairs
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This pair of folding rocking chairs is ideal for relaxing outdoors. In addition to a wide and comfortable seat, each chair has a sturdy steel frame and a built-in heating element to help keep you warm on cold days. This two-pack of chairs is a great deal, but you’ll need to grab a couple of USB battery packs to make the heat work.

Nxtabl Smart Coffee Table

Nxtabl Smart Coffee Table

This unique coffee table has a built-in 43″ touchscreen and tilts from a flat to an angled display. The Nxtbl’s 4K screen is backed by Android 13 and has HDMI, USB-A, and USB-C connectors. It has a waterproof, scratchproof, and glare-resistant tempered glass surface and works for gaming, computing, watching videos, and Zoom calls with an external camera.

Building AI-Generated Furniture IRL

Building AI-Generated Furniture IRL

Builder John Malecki wanted a new media center for his office. Rather than designing the cabinetry himself, he turned to generative AI to come up with the concept. After playing with a few prompts, Midjourney came up with a design. Its organic shapes caused construction challenges, but John and his team did a great job bringing the real-world version to life.

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Making a Liquid-filled River Table

Making a Liquid-filled River Table

We’ve seen tables that use resin or glass to create the illusion of water. Woodworker Screaming Donkey built a coffee table with a real liquid-filled center. He started out with some olive wood burl which he de-barked, cut into pieces, bathed in resin, and gradually refined. After that, he filled it with water, mica, glycerin, and pigments, agitated by magnetic stirrers.

Wanderr Beach + Gear Chair

Wanderr Beach + Gear Chair

This unique piece of outdoor furniture doubles as a heavy-duty gear hauler. It folds into lounger, cot, beach chair, and camp chair configurations and can carry all your other gear thanks to its durable aluminum frame and rugged wheels that can even roll over sand.

Rotating Murphy Bed Office

Rotating Murphy Bed Office

With rents as high as they are, you need to make the most of the space you have. Expand Furniture shows off its Compatto Rotating Office, a versatile piece of furniture that transforms a bedroom into an office. After folding its Murphy bed, it rotates to reveal a wall unit with shelves and a desk. They also make dining table and bookshelf versions.

Literal Coffee Table

Literal Coffee Table
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Artist Kamber Carroll of Kamberland Creations likes his coffee served in a big cup. He also likes it served ON a big cup, so he created this coffee table that looks like a giant version of his mug. He fabricated its main form from styrofoam with a hard outer coating and painted it to look like the real deal. Each cup is hand-sculpted to order.

Making Knock-Down Stools and a Carrying Case

Making Knock-Down Stools and a Carrying Case

Cris from Get Hands Dirty is always looking for ways to make her small living space more efficient. In this project, she created a set of wooden stools that can break into parts and be stored in a custom carrying case. It served as a great opportunity to test out her Mekanika Evo-S CNC milling machine.

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Making a Wood Slice + Epoxy Table

Making a Wood Slice + Epoxy Table

Miguel of Marmota Works shows how he took an acacia tree stump and turned it into an eye-catching coffee table. He sawed the stump into slices, then cut them to fit like a jigsaw puzzle. After sealing the pieces with clear epoxy, he bonded them with black epoxy, then sanded and finished the top before attaching metal legs.

110 Film Cartridge Coffee Table

110 Film Cartridge Coffee Table

If you were around in the 1970s, you might recall those compact cameras that used 110 film cartridges. Maker Wesley Treat shows us how he made a coffee table based on the popular (but grainy) film format. He built the super-size Kodacolor cartridge from wood using kerf bending techniques to make the curved sides. Also, his wooden Gonk Droid is awesome.

Teixeira Revolver Wall Desk

Teixeira Revolver Wall Desk

This unique wall-mounted birch plywood desk from Teixeira Design Studio blends modern, minimalist style with versatility. In addition to its laptop surface, it has a set of nested drawers and shelves that pivot into place, providing extra work area and storage when you need it.

Designing an IKEA Chair from Scratch

Designing an IKEA Chair from Scratch

Matty Benedetto of Unnecessary Inventions loves IKEA and hopes to collaborate with them someday. After the Swedish home furnishings company reached out to him, he thought it would be fun to design, prototype, and produce an office chair with a built-in pegboard so he could readily access hand tools while wheeling around his studio.

Tila Stainless Steel Chair

Tila Stainless Steel Chair

We bet you’ve never seen a chair like this. This amazing work of functional art features a back and seat made from 210 stainless steel spheres. Both the spheres and tubular steel frame have a shiny chrome finish to reflect the surrounding environment. Designed and fabricated to order by Shepherd Studio.

Literal Chocolate Bar

Literal Chocolate Bar

When pastry artist Amaury Guichon was approached by Bailey’s to build a chocolate bar, he knew right away that they were looking for something more than a Hershey’s with almonds. What Amaury built is extraordinary – a life-size cocktail bar with a realistic woodgrain base, a marble top, three barstools, and a full set of barware.

Making a Cabinet from 300 Pieces of Wood

Making a Cabinet from 300 Pieces of Wood

A typical cabinet might be made from 15 or 20 pieces of wood. Blacktail Studio built this incredible-looking cabinet from about 20 times that many pieces. He started with 300 walnut wood blocks, which he stacked, glued, clamped, and shaped into a unique work of functional art. It took a lot of trial and error to figure out the best way to carve and smooth it.

Wood Laptop Standing Desk

Wood Laptop Standing Desk
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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. It comes in a variety of sizes and heights.

Building a Terrarium Coffee Table

Building a Terrarium Coffee Table

After making a computer desk with a terrarium inside, Tanner from SerpaDesign went all-out with his latest creation. He built this waterfall-edge coffee table from live-edge pine boards and incorporated a terrarium with living plants and a working waterfall. Hopefully, the epoxy and fiberglass will hold up to the moisture and plant life for a long time.

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.

Making a Wood Beam and Epoxy Table

Making a Wood Beam and Epoxy Table

We love the look of this custom-built table by Germany’s Marmota Works. It’s made from recycled wooden beams that were cut and sanded into curved shapes to fit together like puzzle pieces, then bathed in clear epoxy. The outer pieces have flat sides, so they form a perfect rectangle.

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