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


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

1. Concrete table by @Andadams 


Concrete tableConcrete table

Perseverance paid off for long-time Bunnings Workshop member Andadams, who can now enjoy this striking concrete-topped table for many years to come. It's a wonderful example of upcycling. 


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.


Recyled timber and steel benchesRecyled timber and steel benches

4. 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.


5. D.I.Y. floating study desk by @butters 


Their first D.I.Y. project started with seeking help and inspiration from the Bunnings Workshop community. The end result, complete with cable tray to hide unsightly cables, looks wonderful.  


6. 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.


School locker makeoverSchool locker makeover

7. Industrial-look home office desk and shelving by @ogosh


After some inspiration from a local trendy cafe, member ogosh utilised galvanised pipe, fittings and a timber benchtop for a wonderful industrial-look desk for the home office. 


8. Low line TV unit by @Yorky88 


Experienced Workshop member Marty has used recycled pallet timber to create many furniture creations, but this low line entertainment unit has been one of the most popular. The wonderful @redracer01 created detailed plans so members can replicate Marty's handiwork.   


9. Bag organiser for entryway by @Tara86 


Tired of her kids dumping their bags at the front door, creative member Tara built this wonderful storage solution that's both attractive and practical.  

10. Butchers block island bench made from hardwood pallets by @dean 


Created from recycled hardwood pallet timber just a few months after Dean started woodworking, this rustic-looking butchers block adds precious bench space to the kitchen. Linseed oil and cabinet makers wax were used to finish the unit.



Furniture project ideas and assistance


You will find more great furniture project ideas in our Top 10 most popular pallet projects and our Top 10 most popular outdoor furniture projects.


Our Bunnings Workshop How-to section also includes furniture projects with full step-by-step instructions, including How to build a simple coffee table using pallet timber and How to build a pallet timber table.



Other table projects from the Bunnings Workshop community


Looking for more inspiration for a D.I.Y. table project? Check out these other projects shared by members:


Crayon inlay coffee tableCrayon inlay coffee table






Reclaimed pallet breakfast benchReclaimed pallet breakfast bench







More project inspiration for your home


Other popular furniture projects by Bunnings Workshop members include entertainment units, lounges and bench seats:


Bench seat made using pine and merbau by Andrew JonesBench seat made using pine and merbau by Andrew Jones






Wall mounted TV unitWall mounted TV unit





Last updated: October 2020

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We have just updated this popular article based on the latest pageview data. Congratulations to all those Bunnings Workshop members who have furniture projects featured. 


If you need a hand with your D.I.Y. furniture project, please don't hesitate to start a discussion. We're here to help.




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