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Top 10 most popular indoor furniture projects

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It can be surprisingly easy to create an attractive and functional piece of furniture for your home. You can repurpose leftover materials and use them to build something new or upcycle dated furniture. 


Bunnings Workshop community members have shared many creative indoor furniture projects. 


Here are the top 10 most popular by pageviews: Upcycled table with concrete topUpcycled table with concrete top

1. Upcycled table with concrete top by @Andadams 


A chipped and scuffed table got a new lease on life with a good sanding, a new stain and a concrete tabletop to transform the look.


2. Painted upcycled buffet with brass handles by @craftyhopper 


Leanne refreshed a dated buffet by adding brass handles and giving it a fresh coat of paint. 


3. Wine storage and bookshelf using pallet timber by @KGriff1 


Kathryn upcycled a pallet as a shelf to hold and display wine, books and potted succulents as a quick and inexpensive storage solution. 


4. Industrial desk and shelves for home office by @ogosh 


While turning their formal lounge into a stylish home office, community member ogosh built a custom desk and shelves using an Acacia panel and galvanised pipe.Painted upcycled buffet with brass handlesPainted upcycled buffet with brass handles


5. Ute bookshelf by @prettyliving 


This creative ute-shaped bookshelf includes storage behind the door and headlights that can be used as a night light. 


6. Bench seat made with handtools by @AndrewJones  


Using mortise and tenon joins, this Pine bench seat was finished it with three coats of Danish oil.


7. Hourglass side table by @lieselroberts 

Liesel joined two pots and spread a thick mixture of grout and paint to create this hourglass table. 


8. Bag and shoe organiser for entryway by @Tara86 


Tara made this organiser for kids' bags and shoes to fit a narrow space behind her front door. Hourglass side tableHourglass side table


9. School locker makeover by @timdawg 


Rusty school lockers were restored using paint and a timber top made out of fence palings.


10. Timber and steel industrial-look benches by @She_Skills 


Made out of timber, glass and steel, these industrial-look benches are a good blend of style and function. 


How to build indoor furniture


Bunnings Workshop community members have shared several step-by-step guides on building and refreshing indoor furniture, including:





More indoor furniture project ideas


Bunnings Workshop community members have shared many other inspiring furniture projects, including: Upcycled cabinet into bathroom vanityUpcycled cabinet into bathroom vanity



We also recommend exploring our collection of side tables, coffee tables and kids play tables shared by Workshop members for more creative ideas. Those interested in upcycling furniture should check out these upcycled dining tables, buffets and bedside drawers and tables.


You can get more inspiration from our Top 10 most popular pallet projects, Top 10 most popular desk projects and Top 10 most popular outdoor furniture projects.



Last updated: November 2023


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