Build It! – New To Building Furniture?

In today’s post with Build It! – New To Building Furniture?, I am going to discuss the way I learned how to build my own furniture.

First, let me give you a little back story about the how and why I started building my own furniture.  My Husband and I went furniture shopping, looking for a few counter height kitchen stools, headboard, and a few other additional pieces.  We were amazed at how much everything cost for what you actually get.  I looked at the construction and it really wasn’t that great.  We live in a big enough City which has quite a few options when it comes to furniture stores.

Very quickly I came to the realization that we would have to pay way more than I wanted to for the designs I liked.  My style is Rustic Contemporary, otherwise known as Modern Rustic.  I love the rustic look and feel, but a little more dressed up than a cabin.  It is basically adding some modern flair to rustic elements.  Wood beams on the ceiling with contemporary furniture or if you like metals, go with hammered metals vs. stainless steel, get the idea?

Now, back to building furniture.  After a few days I finally decided to do some research.  Being obsessed with Google, I searched everything there was to know about how to build furniture.  The easiest way for me to see if this was something I could even comprehend, was to purchase a few books.  I am 100% honest when I say that I have never built anything in my life (I am in my late forties).  I use Amazon Kindle Unlimited because I can download right to my iPad and have access to my learning tools all the time.  If you aren’t familiar with Amazon Kindle, here is a little more information, and they have a free trial so how can you go wrong?  Join Amazon Kindle Unlimited 30-Day Free Trial

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In conclusion, if I can learn this trade being self-taught, so can you.  Give these books a try and don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter so we can stay in touch.  I send this series of posts out weekly, let me know if there is something new you would like covered, I am always up for great ideas!  Next Topic:  Build It! – Must Have Tools

This was my very first project EVER!  


DIY Pallet Headboard

DIY Pallet Headboard