I have more beautiful photos from Model Homes and Furniture Stores I’ve visited recently. I always love grabbing pictures of furniture design ideas that I can incorporate into my next woodworking project.
Furniture Design Ideas for Woodworking Projects
Today, I’m mixing in some of my own furniture builds with beautiful inspiration from Model Homes, Home Goods and Kirklands. I snapped most of these inspiration pictures while visiting family in Cincinnati.
That’s right, I made my sweet niece stop walking every 2 minutes to watch me take pictures while we were wandering around the store. She loved it! 😉
But these furniture design ideas were too great to pass up. I had to save them for later. And, I’m not the only one that loves to find design inspiration for my next build. I know a lot of you do too.
So, now I’m sharing these great furniture design ideas with you! If you use one of these as inspiration for your next build, please let me know. I’d love to see what you’ve done.
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DIY Furniture Design Ideas from Furniture Stores
I found this beautiful and simple bench at a store called Kirklands. It looks like a pretty simple build for someone with a little woodworking experience.
Kreg Jig pocket holes could be used to join the wood pieces. The only difficult part would be those arms. You’d need a scroll saw or great skill with a jigsaw. 🙂
This is another Kirklands find. I love that type of distressed wood they used on the top. I’ve seen more experienced woodworkers, with all the fancy tools, add that textured look to the wood by letting a bandsaw skip across the surface.
Those legs are just standard 1×3’s. And the back looks like a plywood board with a standard exterior siding design. This would be a great build.
I love this Simple 3D Wood Detail effect on this cabinet. The drawer box should be plywood to avoid wood movement issues. Then the drawer front can be easy to buy 1×1 pine molding or you can make your own with another wood species.
This great wood pattern design would look great as wall art too! And the different tones in the wood are beautiful. I wonder what type of wood this is??? Acacia, maybe?
Here’s another version of a 3D wood cabinet design. Can you tell I love this furniture design idea! Just a single door on this little cabinet. This would be a stand out piece of furniture in any room.
Have you ever thought about building your own frame for a mirror? It would be easy peasy to recreate this mirror. Build a door, replacing the top section with mirror instead of wood or glass.
Or head to your local antique thrift shop to buy a door. Then install a mirror in that! Check out my DIY White Distressed Chalk Paint tutorial for a similar paint look.
I found this sleek modern looking desk with interesting design lines at Home Goods. This could be recreated pretty easily by builders with a little experience. This is a great desk for small spaces.
This is a pretty sweet and simple small coffee table. It’s actually a pretty simple DIY Furniture Design Idea for beginner woodworkers with a little bit of experience.
What style is this Industrial? Boho? Modern? It actually seems like it would work with all 3 design styles, depending on the paint or stain finish.
I love the black frame this coffee table sits on. 1×2’s could be used instead of metal. The top is just a long box with 3 drawers. Simple, right?
How about that galvanized detailing on a classic farmhouse or country barn door cabinet design. Nice idea, right?! Now, can I recreate this with the metal they sell at Home Depot? I’ll have to try it out one day. 🙂
This upholstered bench is a pretty simple design that I see a lot. It has 2 X legs with just a simple frame and probably 1/2″ wood or MDF base.
Here’s my tutorial for how to make a no sew a bench seat that just sits on top of wooden benches or window seats. I love this smaller bench design. I’ll have to build one for my guest room.
That’s it for my recent furniture design ideas from stores. Now, here’s some DIY Furniture projects from this site that you can use for more design ideas for your next woodworking project.
DIY Furniture Ideas from my DIY Tutorials
I built this chunky leg, DIY Modern Farmhouse Bench for the end of our King Sized bed. But this frame would make a beautiful Coffee Table too.
That peek of cedar at the top of the bench frame isn’t actually necessary for the structure of this piece of furniture. It’s just a design element. I love cedar with white paint.
I added a 4″ high no sew upholstered bench seat. That extra height seemed perfect for those chunky legs and our bedroom. You can find the written steps and a full tutorial video on that no sew seat tutorial.
This bench build works in any room. Just pick the paint or stain and fabric to match your style! Check out this list of my best fabric by the yard on Amazon.
Here’s another upholstered woodworking project that is easy enough for beginner woodworkers to build. The steps are for a DIY Upholstered Twin Headboard. But you can easily switch the dimensions to fit Queen or King headboards too.
I think this DIY Console Table Build Plan is my favorite build so far. It’s a big beautiful console table that would look great in most rooms. And, I absolutely love that DIY Teal Furniture Paint Makeover on this piece.
The most downloaded build plan on my site in 2020 was this great DIY Kids Desk Plan with Storage Drawers. I guess everyone was doing online learning for some reason?? Hmm, can’t remember why. 😉
This DIY Over Washer and Dryer Laundry Table is probably still my overall most downloaded build plan over the last few years. Hiding my washer and dryer and the huge, ugly gap behind the machines 100% improved our colorful laundry room makeover!
Here’s a comfy family retreat for your backyard. I built this DIY Outdoor Corner Bench as part of a furniture building contest. And was so happy that it actually won 2nd place. Nice!
You can also see how I built this DIY Scrap Wood Wall Art in a step by step tutorial with videos in another post. Change up the colors and size to fit any room or style. Go for Boho, Barn Quilt, Tribal, or other great design styles.
So, I hope you found something you loved in this collection of DIY Furniture Design Ideas. Maybe something that will spark your next woodworking project. Don’t forget to check out my latest DIY Beginner Woodworking Videos on YouTube.
Check out this great DIY Round Table Top using plywood circles.
I love the DIY Wood Pedestal Table Base tutorial too.
This DIY Outdoor Sofa from 2×4’s is a beautiful backyard build too.
This DIY Upholstered Ottoman Plan is another easy furniture project that includes a little upholstery.
You might also like this beautiful DIY Board and Batten Wainscoting tutorial.
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