A herringbone-pattern wood floor is, for me, the stuff dreams are made of. It's not likely that I'll be able to have one any time soon, but thanks to this striking DIY project, that same elegant, warm beauty might be easy to implement elsewhere in the home.
Chris over at ManMade recently posted this gorgeous project from Christopher Stuart's book DIY Furniture: A Step-by-Step Guide. The "Oddstock Floored Wardrobe" consists of a simple box, Queen Anne legs, and doors constructed out of teak hardwood flooring arranged in a herringbone pattern, trimmed with metal flooring dividers.
The wood grain and color gradations on this piece are downright stunning, and as a storage piece, it's as versatile as they come. This would be perfect as a wardrobe, a media storage cabinet, a bar cabinet, or office storage, and you could easily customize the interior to include shelves, drawers, or cubbies conducive to your needs.
For a full materials list, complete instructions, and construction diagrams, visit ManMade.