3 DIY Furniture Designs to Steal from a Creative Couple’s California Apartment

published May 16, 2016
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Architectural designers Amanda and Brandon are masters at DIY. When they can’t find something they need at a retail store, they just… make it. Right out of thin air. Their designs are actually as simple as they are beautiful, and definitely something you can try out for yourself.

Concrete Bar Cart, above

One slab of concrete, four hairpin legs and one wine rack equals a cool, industrial bar table. Add a sheet of glass on top to finish it off and protect against spills and stains.

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Cork-Topped Console

For a happy medium between bookshelves and built-ins, steal this idea that the couple put to use as an entryway console: The unit is actually six bookcases and a shoe storage unit fastened together and fitted with an affordable cork countertop.

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Floating Nightstand Shelves

The couple made these shelf-slash-sconces to hang above their freestanding nightstands, but I think they’d look great as a total alternative to a bedside table in a small space. The design is simple, with two pieces of wood mounted in an L shape before being fastened to the wall, but the best feature is the cutout that allows the couple’s corded lights and Hue lightbulbs to hang down in the perfect spot.