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Top 10 most popular indoor furniture projects

Community Manager Jason
Community Manager



It can be surprisingly easy to create an attractive and functional piece of furniture for your home.


You might even be able to recycle some leftover timber or free pallet wood into something both beautiful and practical, as many other Workshop members have done.


We hope you are inspired by the following projects from our creative community. Here’s the Top 10 most popular indoor furniture projects on Workshop by pageviews:


IMG_20140828_220404 (1).jpgOld fence palings were added to the lockers1. School locker makeover by @timdawg


Tim discovered some rusty old school lockers and transformed them into a beautiful piece of furniture. He used Rustoleum metallic spray on the lockers and old fence palings with multiple coasts of Feast Watson Tung Oil for the timber top.


2. Pallet book and wine shelf by @KGriff1


A project that member KGriff1 says is “so simple, anyone can do it”. A pallet was quickly and easily transformed into a fantastic shelf to store wine, books and some potted succulents. All that was needed was some extra MDF and some sanding.


3. Bench seat with handtools by @AndrewJones


This beautifully constructed bench seat was made from pine using traditional woodworking techniques such as tenon joins with no glue, nails or screws. Experienced woodworker Andrew finished the piece with three coats of Danish oil.


4. Chevron coffee table by @Yorky88


Pallet project master Marty is always coming up with new ways to recycle pallet wood. This simple yet attractive coffee table features a chevron pattern.

 Timber and steel.jpgRecyled timber and steel benches

5. Timber and steel benches by @She_Skills


These magnificent benches made by Workshop founding member Meg feature recycled timber finished with hard wax oil as well as timber and glass.


6. Entertainment unit made from pallet wood by @woodalwaysworks


This practical and attractive unit was built with MDF, then pallet boards were dried and stressed to add character to the cabinet. The cupboards hide away the clutter of items like audio visual equipment, modems and cables.  


7. Entertainment cabinet made from scrap wood by @kel


Experienced Workshop member Judy created this large entertainment cabinet from fence palings and scrap decking boards. Kel has shared comprehensive detail on the tools and materials used in the build for those who would like to replicate her great work.

 20170216_095419.jpgPractical craft workbench

8. Craft workbench by @CharlieG


This very practical craft working bench for mosaic work has lots of workspace and storage shelves. Charlie shared progress shots of her build process, which was inspired by other designs she had seen.


9. Hall table by @Yorky88


To get the vintage or “distressed” finish on this eye-catching hall table, Marty painted two base coats of blue then two in white and then used his belt sander to remove much of the paint.


10. Reclaimed pallet breakfast bench by @LePallet


Passionate pallet wood builder Rylie made this stunning breakfast table for a friend that has a small balcony. The distinctive rustic finish was achieved using vinegar and steel wool, with the stain later sanded back in sections.


Other furniture project ideas


These other very popular furniture projects by Workshop members should also provide plenty of inspiration to create your own:


 benchseat.jpgBench seat made using pine and merbau by Andrew Jones







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