30 Attractive Projects You'll Actually Want to Make Everyone is capable of making useful things and beautifully made modern furniture shouldn't cost thousands of dollars. In HomeMade Modern you'll learn to make the furniture you want at a fraction of the price of store-bought furniture. Not only will you save tons of money, but you'll also make environmentally sustainable furniture for the home and outdoors that is solidly built using real materials like metal, wood, and concrete, and other recycled ready-mades. The projects in this book don't require any special skills, prior experience, or even a garage full of tools. This book will walk you step-by-step through the process of making furniture, from where to buy the materials (or where to scavenge!) to how to make the most of the tools you own. All you need is a sense of adventure to make furniture that looks amazing and that you can actually afford. Projects include: Plywood Media Console, Ironbound, Bookcase, Zipstitch Chair, Concrete Kitchen Island, Pipe and Wood Bar Stools, Platform Bed, Geometric Dog House, and more!
Whether you're a novice or a devoted DIY enthusiast, this book is jam-packed with projects that will inspire you to revamp your home with furniture you make yourself.
Ben Uyeda is a designer, lecturer, and co-founder of HomeMade-Modern.com, FreeGreen.com, and ZeroEnergy Design. In 2010, he won the U.S. Green Building Council's Natural Talent Design Competition by creating affordable green home designs for the New Orleans' Broadmoor neighborhood as part of the rebuilding effort following Hurricane Katrina. He lives in Boston.