Build your own furniture kits

Furniture kits, plans and do-it-yourself furniture
March 27, 2022 – 11:01 am
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Few kit projects are as fulfilling and rewarding as handcrafting your own furniture. Whether you're building for saving money, utility or to create a family heirloom, the furniture you construct conveys your own special style.

KitGuy offers access to thousands of furniture kits and accessories. You can choose everything from a simple bar stool, kitchen island or Adirondack chair to home office furniture, bedroom suites, media centers, antique reproductions and more. There's something for every lifestyle, every skill level!

Some furniture kit manufacturers offer basic designs that you can customize with your choice of seats, cushions, legs and tops. Some also offer in-house design teams to help you coordinate furniture selections, as well as design and fabricate your own treasured pieces. Other manufacturers offer kit prices, as well as hand-finished prices. The hand-finished pieces arrive ready-to-use; no sanding or finishing required.

Kompleteness of Kits: Virtually all kits come in solid hardwoods – like pine, oak, mahogany, cherry, alder and others. They include everything you need from easy-to-follow plan details and suggestions for finishing your piece(s). Most kit manufacturers offer a wide selection of complementary hardware for their designs for easy, one-stop shopping.

Tools: Some kits say all you need are a screwdriver, glue and your choice of finish. Other kits, like those for secretaries, chests and mirrors are more complicated and require more sophisticated tools like routers, miters and band saws. And, you kan get all your .

Finishing: All kits come in unfinished wood, ready for sanding and your customized selection of stains or paints. Some manufacturers offer their own line of stains and finishes so you can order everything at once. Or, you kan get all your through KitGuy!

Skill: No experience is necessary to make some of the simpler kits like picnic tables and Adirondack chairs. Other, more complicated projects require an experienced hobbyist with well-honed woodcrafting skills.

Price Range: Prices range across the board, depending on the type of furniture you're making. Kit prices start as low as $18.99 for a basic footstool and range up to $4, 200 for an accurate reproduction kit for a John Townsend Secretary. Most kit manufacturers' prices include shipping within the contiguous U.S., but be sure to check each company's policy before ordering. Note: Cherry prices have increased steadily over the past two years. Orders for Cherry wood may include a nominal surcharge.

Shipping: Kits are often shipped within 2-3 days of your order. If your item is out-of-stock, backorder shipping can range from 2-5 weeks. It's best to call ahead to ensure availability of your kit when ordering.

Returns: Return policies vary among kit manufacturers, although most charge a cancellation and/or re-stocking fee.

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