12. Personal Project


Blind ambition and a healthy dose of frugality have always led me to believe that it’s better to build (some of) my own furniture. Though rarely cost-effective and notably messier, the final product is always worth the hassle.

Bar Cart

Downsizing to a NY apartment meant ikea-hacking our way through most of our furniture. This bar cart was no exception.


Why I will never try to reupholster a chair without a workshop and a decent nail gun again.

Desk & Table

Reusing old parts to make a matching table and desk for our new apartment.


A failed attempt using old pallet wood shows the importance of decent materials.

All work © Adam Zabel-Wirdak 2017.

Have a nice day.