If you have the time and the space to do the work, creating furniture from reclaimed materials, or repurposing old furniture for new uses can be very satisfying. You can create unqiue furniture pieces at a fraction of the cost of purchasing them.
Here’s a great example of old reclaimed barn beams used to created a glass top dining from table and stools. A relatively easy project from any wood working craft person. Source.
I love this. A unique rustic but stylish wall table made from a couple lengths of discarded barn beams and four pieces of rebar. If you are lucky enough to acquire the discarded barn wood as scrap, this project would set you back just a few dollar and consume an afternoon. From Digs Digs
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Another super simple DIY table project using scrape iron plumbing pipe and discarded wood planks. The wood top can be made from discarded flooring, old butcher block, barn beam wood, or almost any other wood materials. Source
Is this fun or what? A few discard, heavy duty industrial spring coils for stools and industrial mercury lamps for overhead kitchen island lighting. The mercury lamps have no doubt been changed out with standard incandescent lights. Source