Looking for repurposed furniture projects? If you’re looking to DIY repurposed furniture or find a worthwhile project to do or give your old man for Father’s Day, these ideas will inspire you!
21 DIY Repurposed Furniture Projects Dad Will Love
Repurposed Furniture and Decor for Father’s Day
Most people like to receive personalized gifts on special occasions and men are no exception. They might not say it, but you’ll know they love it if it’s made with love.
This Father’s Day, be sure to give your old man something that he’ll cherish for always. It doesn’t have to be expensive, it just has to be made with thoughtfulness and love.
Raid your storage, visit thrift shops, and salvage pallets at the depot to get working on these repurposed furniture projects. Give an inexpensive yet meaningful gift this Father’s Day with a repurposed furniture.
1. From Desk to Bench
Invite your dad or your kid for some weekend bonding over this DIY repurposed desk project. Don’t throw that old desk away but make something incredible out of it, like this garden bench and organizer in one.
Saving yourself and your dad some bucks is definitely a gift to be excited about! Check out the whole repurposed desk idea here.
2. Transform Old Bed to a Bench
Don’t throw that old wooden bed away, but transform it into an outdoor or garden bench. Take this rustic garden bench inspiration and give your old man a surprise this Father’s Day.
3. DIY Door to Decor
Great memories are probably the best gift anyone can give and receive. How about memories presented in this rustic and brilliant glass panel door transformed into a huge picture frame?
Take out your best family pictures and get working on this project for your Dad’s day. Get the whole picture for this glass panel door repurposed into wall decor here.
4. Fruit Crates to Coffee Table
Looking from afar, you won’t probably believe this stylish coffee table was once four fruit crates you would have otherwise thrown out. Now you know you can transform them into this incredibly functional coffee table.
Surprise your old man with this stylish repurposed coffee table. Check for the full details here.
5. DIY Door to Shelves
Make your Dad proud with your woodworking skills! Take this repurposed door project and transform it into this brilliant shelf idea. Check out the full details for this project here.
6. Distressed Doors to Dividers
Building a new room or room extension can be costly. If you’ve got distressed doors in storage, take this divider idea for a low-budget home renovation.
I’m sure your Dad will appreciate a good office space without the huge expense.
7. Window to Cabinet
Got an old glass panel window lying around? If you live in an old fixer-upper, there’s no need to throw those original windows away.
Take this inspiration for a glass panel window turned cabinet. Find out the full details for this project here.
8. Steel Drums to Sofa Set
Take this simple yet unique inspiration for a repurposed furniture set. Your Dad’s man cave will certainly be looking cool and manly and not dark and dingy with this sofa set.
9. Shutter to Bathroom Cabinet
It’s amazing how window shutters make a perfect door for a cabinet. Get working on this repurposed project with your old man, or if you’re a Daddy yourself, make a DIY repurposed cabinet for the family. You can follow the full details for this project here.
10. DIY Cooler Stand
What better gift to give dad than a convenient drinking buddy in this cooler stand? Whether it’s a summer barbecue or an outdoor party for the 4th of July, this cooler stand will rock.
I’m sure your old man will be proud of both you and his new cooler stand. Make a DIY cooler stand with this guide here.
11. DIY Used Tire to Coffee Table
I’m pretty sure you’re not lacking in used tires lying around your garage. Good thing, used tires make durable and functional stuff around the household including furniture.
Take this rustic used tire coffee table, for example. I think Pop will definitely dig this. Check out the full tutorial for a used tire coffee table here to get started.
12. Card Catalog Cabinet Turned Drawer Table
Card catalog cabinets were a staple up until the end of the 20th century.
Homes, libraries, post offices, and apartment buildings all had them. If you live in the homestead your parents grew up in, then you probably even have one in your shed.
When the computer was invented, however, the public gradually stopped using cards, post mail, and even library cards. People made the shift.
So what do you do with that old catalog cabinet? Turn it into a drawer table!
Clean the cabinet, sand it to get rid of any wood sticking out, and apply a fresh coat of varnish. Afterward, use your woodworking skills to attach a set of legs onto the cabinet.
Don’t have a fully built card catalog cabinet? Here’s a workaround.
13. Poultry Crate Table
If you raise chickens in your homestead, then you likely have dozens of old chicken crates just lying around the shed.
Don’t throw all of them away! Choose the least damaged one and upcycle it into a coffee table. This is a great addition to your living space if you’re going for that old, rustic vibe.
- Firstly, clean the coop to ensure it’s free of any feces, dirt, and grime buildups.
- Then, check its durability. Repair any damages and cracks you spot.
- Lastly, add the finishing touches.
- If you’re going for something more modern, opt to apply a fresh coat of paint on the new chicken coop table.
- Those who want something a little rugged, on the other hand, can coat the coop table with a layer of varnish.
14. Large Wooden Door Table
Looking for a new table? Rather than buying a pre-made one at the department store, opt to make your own!
It’s a great way to practice woodworking and pass the time. Plus, whatever product you make is sure to be a unique piece that’ll set your living space apart from other houses.
- First, secure an old door at the local antique store.
- Then, use your woodworking skills to fix any damages and reshape the door as you see fit.
- Afterward, add the legs, do the finishing touches, and you’re good to go.
It’s a fun, simple project you and the kids can work on.
15. Crib Turned Garden Trellis
One reason parents have doubts about spending too much money on a baby crib is that their kid will eventually grow too big for it. What’s the point in spending nearly a thousand bucks on something you’ll only use for a year, right?
Well, one way to make your old baby crib useful is to turn it into a garden trellis. Disassemble the crib then turn it into a trellis that doesn’t just help your plant, but beautify your garden too.
This is far more efficient than giving away your old crib, or worse, throwing it away. Here’s the full guide.
16. Antique Trunk Cabinet
There’s something oddly mysterious and rustic about treasure chests. We see them all the time in pirate and adventure movies where the hero is in search of some kind of lost treasure.
If you want to achieve that same aesthetic, why not turn your old antique trunk into a mini cabinet? Clean the trunk, fix any damages, attach a new lock to it, and your trunk will be as good as a new cabinet.
This repurposed decor blends well with rustic living spaces lined with wooden walls and flooring.
17. Galvanized Tub Dog Bed
Give your dog a new bed without spending more than a few bucks! Take your old galvanized tub, clean it, and then line with water-repellent blankets and pillows made for animals.
The hard part about this isn’t making the dog bed, but getting your four-legged buddy to actually use it.
Click here for the full instructions.
18. Window Frame Bulletin Board
Looking for cool, simple repurposed furniture and decor projects you can do at home? Try turning your old windows into a bulletin board!
Clean the old windows, hang them up on the wall, then fill them with all the memos and notes you want. You can even line them with inspirational quotes. Sometimes all you need is some positive energy to start the day right.
Here’s the full guide.
19. Ladder Towel Rack
Every homesteader has an old wooden ladder in their sheds that they don’t use anymore. Most of the time, these are ladders that have been retired because of their old, fragile structure.
While they might not be able to carry an adult-human being anymore, you can still use them as a towel rack.
First, fix any damages and cracks on the wooden ladder. Then, sand and clean it so it will be free of dirt, grime, and splinters that might stick to your towels.
Once you’re done, finish it with a fresh coat of varnish.
Having trouble following? Here’s a more detailed guide!
20. Sewing Table Turned Drink Station
Do you love to host outdoor parties? Then this is the perfect repurposed furniture project for you to work on!
The idea here is to dismantle your old sewing table and turn it into a drink bar. Just make sure it’s 100% clean and free of splinters before you actually put any ice and drinks in it.
Click here for detailed instructions on how you can upcycle your old sewing table into a drink station.
21. Upcycled Coffee/Alcohol Bar from Old, Retired Organ
Do you have an old antique organ lying around the homestead that’s already beyond repair? Don’t throw it away! Opt to upcycle it instead into a coffer or alcohol bar.
This is a great piece of repurposed furniture to help you achieve that classic 50s look. It’s simple, classy, and best of all, functional.
However, keep in mind that this project is a little advanced. You’ll have to dismantle the organ piece by piece, remove the keys, fix the panels, and then reassemble the organ together.
So if you’re a beginner, we suggest working with a woodworking partner.
Here are the full instructions on how to turn your old organ into a new, stylish coffee or alcohol bar.
Check out this DIY garden bench made from wood pallets and cable reel in this video:
Don’t you find these repurposed furniture ideas cool and exciting? I’m pretty your ol’ man will appreciate working on these projects with you or receiving the fruit of your creativity and labor as a present.
On the other hand, if you’re a dad yourself, you can work on these ideas for your pleasure. Revamp your man cave with these repurposed furniture ideas just in time for Father’s Day!
Are you going to give these repurposed furniture ideas a try? Let us know in the comments below!
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on June 9, 2017, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.