Adding new furniture to your home not only improves and enhances the way you use the space, but also dramatically changes the look of a room. Buying furniture is a significant investment, and it can be difficult to find exactly what you're looking for -- the style, color and long-lasting quality you have in mind. Don't let your budget prevent you from getting the furniture pieces you need. With a few tools and a little time, you can create your own wooden furniture pieces by hand.

Not only is building your own furniture much less expensive than buying from a store, but it also puts you in control. You can select just the wood and just the paint or stain you want, so you're sure to create exactly the piece you have in mind. Go to and use the instructions in this article to get started!