Buying timber and creating beautiful furniture for yourself

Do it yourself projects have exploded lately. Since Pinterest came about a few years ago, it’s easier than ever to find all sorts of creative DIY ideas. They can range from making your own lip-gloss to creating a garden, to making your own furniture.

Designing and creating your own furniture might sound daunting at first, but with the right materials, you can create an item or two that will can be handed down for generations to come, and will be a major talking point for your beloved guests. You might be thinking that you’ve never undertaken a project of this magnitude, but wood furniture is not only one of the sturdiest types of furniture, it can also be incredibly gorgeous. With a little pit of paint or staining, a new bookshelf, dining room table or bed frame is just a few hours of hard labour away. We know that you may be tempted to hire a professional ‘chippy’ to do the work for you, but try to resist and have a go yourself. It’s much more rewarding when you create a piece of furniture that you’ve built with your very own hands.

You can buy character grade wood from many timber merchants, and there is a type of wood to fit every budget and project. As if the wood is not gorgeous enough, the choices for finishes are overwhelming too. You could spend hours trying to choose between stain colours or perhaps you are more in to the shabby chic look. With all sorts of paint colours and types, your new piece of furniture is going to be exactly what you want and a labour of love. Imagine a gorgeous new dining table made from driftwood with log benches or perhaps you would be better served making a new bed frame. As winter releases its frigid grip, spring will herald new life and more time in the garden.

Perhaps you have always wanted a trellis in the garden or maybe you are looking for a gazebo for the warmer days. Anything you can imagine, you can make. With YouTube, Pinterest and all of the information available on the Internet about DIY projects, your new furniture is going to be a wonderful way for you to increase the aesthetic appeal of your home and the satisfaction of a job well done.

What’s more most timber can now be bought online if you know exactly what you’re looking for. You can simply choose the size you’d like and then have a vehicle equipped with a crane deliver it to your door the very next day. This is one of the many reasons why it’s now so much easier to make your own oak furniture. You can of course start off small with a few shelves or a bookcase, before moving on to bigger items like sheds, summerhouses and fences! See what you can create today!