5 DIY Furniture for Your Garden

DIY Garden Furniture

Do you need furniture for your garden but don’t have the money to buy some? Well, don’t you worry because there are DIY methods available that can help you mold the perfect garden furniture.

The great thing about garden furniture is that they don’t necessarily have to be that expensive in order for you to have one. There are simple ways to own garden furniture that will only require you to reuse and recycle some of your old stuff. These DIY furniture are perfect for an outdoor or garden setting since it provides you with a feeling that you are one with nature.

To help you have an idea on how to create DIY furniture for your garden, check out these simple works of art.

Tree Stumps into Chairs

Anything that’s made of wood is perfect to be reused as garden furniture. Tree stumps for this instance are the best since they really match the outdoor setting. If you have some tree stumps lying around then you can easily redesign and mold it to become your outdoor patio chairs. You can make it smoother and perhaps add in some cushions on top of it to make it more comfortable.

Cable Rolls into Armchairs

Cable rolls may not be a common household item but they certainly are for telephone and electrical companies. These companies may have lots of cable rolls lying around their backyard in which they sometimes find no use for it. If you happen to get your hands on one of them, then take advantage of it by using your carpentry skills to redesign the roll into an armchair. It is also a wooden material so it surely does fit your outdoor setting.

Old Milk Jugs into Flower Pots

Your garden wouldn’t be complete if it doesn’t have plants or flowers lying around. Apart from planting your flowers into the ground, you can always use old milk jugs as flower pots. These milk jugs may not be also a common household item but if you happen to have one lying around then repurpose them by making it a home to your plants.

Old Barrels into Chairs

This is another wooden material that you don’t want to miss out on for your garden. Old barrels are simply flexible when it comes to turning it into any furniture that you want it to be. It can be a chair, a table, or perhaps a desk for your outdoor stuffs. But the best thing to do with these barrels is to turn them into a chair. A simple cutting along with some creativity will surely turn this old thing into one fine furniture for sitting.

Logs into a Coffee Table

If you have a fireplace, then you will surely have some logs lying around outside. If ever there are enough logs available, you can gather them together, cut them in the same length, and hold them all using a belt. Once you achieve that then you have made yourself the ideal coffee table for the outdoor setting.

6 Modern Side Tables for the Entertaining Season

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With entertaining season on the horizon, the modern side table takes on more significance—for good reason. Side tables may be supporting players in an interior design scheme, but, given a chance, can fulfill their minor parts impressively—and, occasionally, even steal the show. Easily movable and functionally versatile, modern side tables may be small in scale, but pay big dividends when it most matters, whether as last minute additions or permanent members of a room’s composition. Our picks for best modern side tables for the entertaining season—and beyond—include an exalted Mid Century gem, an 80 year-old Finnish beauty, and a fine collection of inventive contemporary designs—each and everyone one offering enduring style that’s anything but a side show.

  1. Knoll Platner Side Table
  2. Kartell Max Beam Side Table
  3. Mater Bowl Table
  4. Artek 915 Side Table
  5. Sentient Log Side Table
  6. Ferm Living Cluster Tables

Read full article: http://blog.2modern.com/2015/10/6-modern-side-tables-for-the-entertaining-season.html

Could income polarization realign the furniture business?

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If you’re a high-end furniture maker or retailer, what I’m about to say is probably good news. If however, your products are aimed at what is traditionally considered the middle market or more colloquially, the middle class, you may not be as happy.

According to a report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities issued late last month, “the concentration of income at the very top of the distribution (income scale) rose to levels last seen more than 80 years ago, (during the ‘Roaring Twenties’).”

Put most simply, the United States is undergoing fundamental economic polarization, not on a short term scale such as the changes caused by the most recent “Great Recession,” but on a more fundamental, long-lasting and systemic level.

The Center utilizes a range of sources, including Census and IRS data, which show this trend has been growing since the 1970’s and while slowed by the dot-com collapse and 2008 recession, it has continued and even revived since 2009.

The study noted that, “The turnaround since 2009 looks similar to the experience following the dot-com collapse and may well presage a further increase in the share of income going to those at the top of the distribution in the years ahead.”

Let me be clear. This is not some political argument in favor of income redistribution. It is a pragmatic attempt to provide meaningful forecasting considerations to people who must make daily decisions about manufacturing, pricing, purchasing and retailing of goods to a consumer base that is undergoing a fundamental transformation.

There is a reason why second-hand stores are the number two choice of consumers shopping for furniture. There is a reason why rental and lease-to-own availability are becoming more critical elements in the decision-making process of potential furniture consumers.

In the longer term, this realignment will impact everything from store location and financing to merchandise mix and marketing. In the coming months, we will be looking to assess what impact this may already be having on sales trends and merchandise assortments.

Read full article: http://www.furnituretoday.com/blogpost/13983-could-income-polarization-realign-furniture-business

Cedar Wood and Marble Resin Blend Together in the Fuse Cabinet

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Fuse is a strong, graphic cabinet that explores the art of wood craftsmanship by combining two natural materials in an unnatural way. Black marble and fine basalt in resin are layered at an angle with cedar wood, creating a sharp, zig zag geometric shape.

To create this look, the designers, Studio Truly Truly, sanded the wood at irregular contours, creating an organic shape. Interestingly, both the wood and marble were treated the same, but have a very contrasting look. As a result, the marble looks like it’s seamlessly blending into the cedar, winding around the cabinet while also holding it together.


Read full article: http://design-milk.com/cedar-wood-marble-resin-blend-together-fuse-cabinet/

DIY Garden & Deck Furniture: Grow a Natural Wood Chair

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For those who like laying back in the garden and leaning against a sturdy tree or bush while quietly reading a book, this grow-it-yourself natural wood furniture concept might readily take root in your imagination. Best of all, you can watch while your favorite new seat grows right up from the ground in your own backyard or from a pot on the patio or porch.

While the growing framework does not require growth to make it work, the insides of the chair (designed by Michel Bussien) evolve right before your eyes. In short, this is more about the pleasure of gardening and change over time than it is about a practical seat design. Still, for those of you with a green thumb this could be a fun way to grow seating straight up from the Earth or in pots sitting on a sunny-side deck.

Read more: http://dornob.com/diy-garden-deck-furniture-grow-a-natural-wood-chair/