D.I.Y. or DIE: Modern-Look Projects to Tackle
To all who reach for their sewing machines and power tools with confidence, I salute you. DIYers, get it done.
That being said, there’s been a viral D.I.Y. furniture project slinking around on the interwebs, that states you can make your own lounge chair for $30, granted you have a chainsaw and power drill readily available. It’s an attractive modern piece of furniture that calls for reclaimed wood. If you live in the southwest areas, it might be a bit more difficult to get your hands on the stuff than if you lived more east, but people are always willing to get rid of lumber somewhere–most cases for little, or for free.
This lounger, featured on Homemade Modern’s blog (and Instructables, too) isn’t the only item in their collection though. They have other projects as well that utilize soda and wine bottles, plywood, and other recyclable materials, along with a few upcycling projects of older furniture–all with rather aesthetically appealing results.
The people behind this project stated that down the line they would release a book with all their creations inside, but until then, you can look at their website and see all sixteen episodes they have to show. Below are just a few of my favourites; the concrete pieces and wooden furniture had me goin’ the most, and each project can be tailored to be just a smidgen darker, if you catch my drift.