So I do custom designs for various folks – anywhere from a custom closet organizer to a queen bed made to fit between special window sills.
Either way, its hard to know what people want the most of or if they want something different?
Let’s see what folks say – what do YOU want?
Plan Canvas LLC – Diagonal Storage Coffee Table
This is a modern furniture plan of a wonderful retro modern style coffee table, perfect for your sunken living room or den! This simple 50’s / 60’s design and extremely easy to build. This table can be made from one piece of 4 foot by 8 foot plywood, a few dowels, and a jig saw and drill.
Plywood – 1 Piece of 4′ by 8′ 3/4″ thick ~$20
Dowel Pins – Pack of 50 ~$3
Main Tools: Jig Saw, Drill
I love modern furniture plans. I love design and I love function, but can’t afford to drop $1000 on a table and a couple of chairs. So how can I get what I want? Since I was just out of school, I had very little money to get those gorgeous pieces in my small apartment.
So I started to learn how to build the bare essentials – and find modern furniture plans who’s inspiration came from Frank Lloyd Wright and Eames. I didn’t have any tools, and very little room to build anything, so I tried to figure out the best way to build my new ideas. I started with a jig saw and a hand drill. Then I bought some low grade plywood and started to figure out how to build what I wanted.
The results were better than expected. I was able to build more than just the table and chairs – my whole living and dining room furniture up for about $200. A far cry from the thousands to get the look I really wanted. And as a bonus, it felt good to build my own furniture.
That’s when the idea came up to find plans that anyone could work with to create their own furniture, whether its a seasoned woodworking professional or someone just starting out on their own. To keep it in line with the inexpensive, plywood is a very common material. Its easy to work with, very uniform, and is far better than particle board that a lot of the cheap put-together-yourself stuff is made of.