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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. Upcycled table with concrete top 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. Wine storage and bookshelf using pallet timber 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 made 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. Painted upcycled buffet with brass handles by @craftyhopper 


Leanne painted with Porter's Paints Yacht Race and added stylish brass handles to refresh this buffet.


Recyled timber and steel benchesRecyled timber and steel benches

5. Timber and steel industrial-look 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. Industrial desk and shelves for home office 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. 


7. Bag and shoe 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.  


8. School locker makeover by @timdawg 


School locker makeoverSchool locker makeover

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


9. Ute bookshelf by @prettyliving 


Jess built this creative ute-shaped bookshelf with storage behind the door and headlights that can be used as a night light.


10. Hardwood dining table by @moshiach77 


Workshop member moshiach77 built this rustic table using recycled hardwood boards with biscuit joints for the top.


Furniture project ideas and assistance


You will find more great furniture project ideas in our Top 10 most popular pallet projects, Top 10 most popular desk 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 pallet timber tableHow to build a desk and How to lime wash timber furniture.


More project inspiration for your home


Other popular furniture projects by Bunnings Workshop members include tables, 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






Crayon inlay coffee tableCrayon inlay coffee table




Last updated: October 2021

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