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Homemade Modern : Smart DIY Designs for a Stylish Home (Paperback) (Ben Uyeda)
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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. InHomeMade 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.
Based on the popular website of the same name, HomeMade Modern includes attractive, budget-friendly projects to furnish your home and outdoor space. While some home design books tend to be either makeshift or too expensive, HomeMade Modern has a young, edgy feel and is all about projects that are substantial and aspirational, like a catalog of cool stuff that you can afford and actually want to make. All 30 projects are made from metal, wood, concrete, steel, glass, and other natural or recycled materials easily found in your home or local store.
The creative designs are as accessible to the seasoned DIY enthusiast as they are to someone just beginning to break into the DIY world. Some of the projects include a concrete kitchen island, an herb garden wall with ceramic pots, wood pendant lamps, a plywood coffee table, and a pine night stand. Also included is information on tools and sourcing materials, 150 step-by-step illustrations, 30+ full-color photos, and a pull-out gatefold.