Introduction: Pt 5 Make Your Own Free Furniture With Simple Tools - Tim Sway Perspectives

this is part 5 in my six-part series designed to show how to get your own free, reclaimed wood, get all the tools you need to for cheap and start building stuff with it.

in episode 5 i make a useful, little bench/table/stool that is very simple to do and really only requires a handsaw, hammer and nails to make. a  tool list and cut list appear at the end of the video.

please watch the other 4 parts here on instructables. pt 6 will show how to make matching chairs.
 thanks for watching!


KimB9 (author)2016-06-18

I love this and would like to make it. But, I'm sorry, I'm a novice here, is there a way to see it step by stop, in addition to this video? Thanks...

jbowman-2 (author)2014-11-15

Regardless of the environmental impact of using hand tools and reclaimed wood, There are those of us who for various reasons dont have power tools and its great to see someone doing it with what we would call Appalachian ingenuity around here. It is too easy to grab a power tool sometimes and what would we do if say for instance the zombie apocalypse happened and we needed patio furniture??? Its great-please do many more. :)

timsway (author)jbowman-22014-11-15

Thanks man! I'm having a BBQ and the zombies are here. What to do? Lol. So many of the how to vids (mine included) feature fancy and expensive tools. I always aim to inspire people to try things, and wanted to show you can create without the fancy stuff. I will do some more. Cheers!

timjmit made it! (author)2014-09-13

I made this out of 3/4 plywood to survive in a college dorm (and that is what I had) and finished it with some stain and spray finish. It will serve as a stepstool for getting into a loft bed, extra seating and a laptop / coffee table for my daughter. Should work as a move-out crate when it's time to leave as well. Thanks for the idea!


timsway (author)timjmit2014-09-13

NICE! that looks like a great multi-purpose piece of furniture for a dorm room. i bet it could double as a dorm room chicken coop too! lol.

you should post and enter it in the university AND remix contests here. maybe you can get a t-shirt or ipad out of it, too! ;-)

be good,

rosewood513 (author)2014-03-05

I really like it, several applications for one item.... can't get better than that, thanks..

timsway (author)rosewood5132014-03-05

Thanks, but it can get better! don't forget it's also reclaimed/free and zero emissions/no electricity :) lol.

Be good,

cw87 (author)2014-03-03

Watching you work, those must be some GOOD drugs! (lol)

timsway (author)cw872014-03-04

ha! high on life. i actually have to slow down all my footage in imovie so mere mortals can see what i'm doing ;-)

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