3 Fun DIY Industrial Furniture Ideas

DIY Projects

It doesn’t take much effort to give your home the industrial style that has become so popular in urban loft apartments, trendy coffee shops, and modern homes. The raw, utilitarian look – characterized by exposed metal, distressed wood, and functional pieces – can easily be achieved by making a few minor adjustments to your current furniture. If you want to give your home a warm, rustic, mature look, then check out a few of these splendid ideas for industrial furniture!



Industrial Furniture Made Easy


Coffee or End Table with Casters – In industrial design, functionality equals fashion! One way to add a functional element to your tables is to add metal casters. Consider a   6” industrial caster if your table has enough room to hold a mounting plate. This metal addition will give it a turn-of-the-century factory look you’ll love. Simply use screws to attach it to the bottom of your furniture.


Upgraded Dressers – Another way to give your existing furniture an industrial upgrade is to add industrial-style pulls. Adding rustic metal accents with Vintage Nickel, Soft Iron, or Matte Black finishes will go a long way in helping you “pull” off the look. Pun intended. The Industrial 3" Pull or the Strap 3" Cabinet Pull are excellent choices for this. If you want to take your dresser upgrade one step further, you can sand down the current finish and repaint it with a deep wood tone for added authenticity.


Coat Racks – If you want a quick weekend DIY project that gives you the opportunity to build a piece of industrial furniture from scratch, try creating your own hat and coat rack out of reclaimed wood. Find a piece of reclaimed wood, sand it down, and stain it with your favorite wood tone. Then, add an 4-5 evenly spaced hooks and voila! Note: To really give your project that industrial style,  go with an industrial craftsman hook in bronze with copper highlights, or an industrial file hook.


Ready – Set – Create!


There you have it! A few simple ways to create industrial furniture for your home. You’re only ever just a few rustic metal pieces and a couple of coats of paint away from the trendy, industrial home of your dreams.