5 Easy Pieces — Books on DIY, Vintage and Antique Furniture

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Reach for a furniture book to find out more about that unique find. Photo: Krrb.com/SanfordandSvens?auto=format

Reach for a furniture book to find out more about that unique find. Photo: Krrb.com/SanfordandSvens?auto=format

As part of a series called 5 Easy Pieces, we’ll be gathering our favorite upcycled, re-purposed, vintage, and handmade stuff from around the web for you to buy or make yourself. So stay tuned for quick lists of 5 must-haves and get ready to wish you had thought of that.

DIY Furniture: A Step-by-Step Guide

The perfect guide to making your own furniture. Photo: Stilsucht.de

The perfect guide to making your own furniture. Photo: Stilsucht.de

Interested in making your own furniture from scratch and saving a few bucks? Pick up the DIY Furniture: A Step-by-Step Guide with 30 designs for storage, seating, lighting and even outdoor furniture. Find this book online at Amazon.

Vintage Furniture: Collecting & Living With Modern Design Classics

Explore the world of influential vintage design. Photo: Accdistribution.com

Explore the world of influential vintage design. Photo: Accdistribution.com

There are furniture styles iconic for every design movement in history. Bone up on key designers, tell-all details, and materials so you’re ready to scout flea markets for that prized find. Find this book (secondhand, of course) at Secondhand Books at Amazon.com.

Field Guide to American Antique Furniture

Use this field guide to get the 411 on your Krrb find. Photo: Amazon.com

Use this field guide to get the 411 on your Krrb find. Photo: Amazon.com

Flip through a visual guide like Field Guide to American Antique Furniture to identify vintage furniture found on Krrb. This book has over 1700 drawings in a retro feel we can’t wait to page. To get your hands on this book, visit Jdmediabooks.com.

Popular Woodworking’s Arts & Crafts Furniture

Roll up your sleeves and build your own Arts and Craft furniture. Photo: Woodcraft.com

Roll up your sleeves and build your own Arts and Craft furniture. Photo: Woodcraft.com

The classic Arts and Craft furniture style is now within reach. This paperback guide has 25 DIY projects for every room in your home. To get to crafting, visit New Chapter Recycling at Amazon.com.

Modern Vintage Style

Need ideas for where to put that secondhand steal? Photo: Blog.2modern.com

Need ideas for where to put that secondhand steal? Photo: Blog.2modern.com

Mixing flea market finds into your modern home has never been easier. Interior stylist Emily Chalmers shows readers how to balance the secondhand with the new whether it’s lighting, furniture or textiles. Visit Good For Readers at Amazon.com for your used copy.

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  • Antiques at Home

    Hyiii…,
    This post is related to antique products.All are too attractive and beautiful.Nice post.Thank you so much…
    Antiques at Home

  • second hand office furniture

    Amazing collection indeed. These books are looking so innovative that would guide to design DIY vintage furniture. Vintage furniture eventually becomes so popular.

  • Definitely agree with both of them above. I’ve had this as well and the book has some really good ideas! Definitely recommended.

  • Definitely agree with both of them above. I’ve had this as well and the book has some really good ideas! Definitely recommended.

  • Vanessa Londono

    I agree! It’s like a cookbook, full of possibilities.

  • Ah! I am glad that I stumbled upon this article. I bought the book DIY Furniture by Christopher Stuart and must agree that there are some beautiful ideas in that. This might not be of that a great interest for people who wish to buy ready stuff, but for people who’d like to experiment, who’d like to see their ownselves doing this, it would be a great book.