If you'd like the feeling of accomplishment that comes with DIY, but would like something designed by someone who knows what they're doing, check out the open source FABrics chairs from Israeli designer Ningal.

Get the patterns and call up some local businesses with CNC routers, laser cutting, and 3D printing, and you've got a yourself a project. It can be customized, too; the frame is made from birch plywood (choose your finish), leather seat (choose the type), and 3D-printed rivets (pick a color).