Modern furniture might be beautiful, but it's not always inexpensive. With a few hours worth of time and some simple supplies, you can make a bench like the one above from a single sheet of plywood — how's that for affordable?
Over at Instructables, user Brown6041 has come up with a fantastic and obtainable wood working project. They started with a single sheet of plywood and ended up with a modern bench to be envied by all.
The only tools you'll require are pictured above and even if you don't have a saw of that nature, you can rent it from your local big box hardware store, find them for cheap on Craigslist or borrow one from a friend. Sounds like a great weekend project! If you want to take it on, check out the full tutorial over at Instructables.