I love making things out of unwanted junk/scrap. Nothing gives me more pleasure than taking something that's meant for the scrap heap and turning it into a functional (& hopefully beautiful) piece of furniture. That turned out to be the case with this one.
I understand it can be a bit daunting to just pick up an old door and say ‘yup – I’m going to turn that into an office desk’.
But honestly – it’s not that hard. It’s all about just getting into it, giving it a go and not expecting perfection first time out.
Almost every single piece I’ve made since I started doing this as a hobby five or so years back have ‘character’ … and by character, I mean – they have imperfections and don’t look shop bought.
But that just adds character no? And I also love the fact that it’s not just another factory mass manufactured cheap piece of laminate.
Turns out to be a hell of a lot cheaper than buying a similar item from a high-end furniture shop most of the time too … if you’re smart about you’re shopp...