5 Makeshift Furniture For Your College Apartment


You need cheap furniture to create a living space in your home College? Here are 5 creative pieces of furniture you can make cheap and sometimes free. These furniture options are super easy to install, versatile, and great for destruction, transport and re-use!

File Cabinet & door Desk

Most importantly, it desktop. You will spend a lot of time bent over a Desk studying and doing homework. It should be a great, durable piece of furniture to stack loads of books. The cheapest way to accomplish this is the wardrobe and the door to the Desk. It is simple: to make two fireproof cabinets and doors of the home of Dipo or lowes. Stack doors on top of the cabinets and Presto, you have a big table!

Estimated cost:

$ 20 for an unfinished door

$ 50 for two file cabinets

Exercise ball computer chair

You can’t have a Desk without a chair. The fitball is not only very affordable, it might be the most comfortable computer chair that you have ever owned, especially for your back. Forcing you balance and engage your abdominals, ball exercises ergonomically correct for your body. Just make sure you get the right size (the size recommendation on the box and normally goes by your height). Exercise balls are also a great way to solve several tasks. When not used for a chair, they are perfect for toning and body conditioning.

Estimated cost:

$15 for one exercise with the ball

Milk crate bed frame

Make sure you get the commercial strength of cartons of milk. Don’t rely on cheap retail imitations. You can order them online relatively cheap. If you can get them at grocery stores for free -even better! All you need is one mattress. Simply align the milk crates on the ground and slap the mattress on top. Milk crates make it easy to store things under the bed. They are also very versatile. If you decide to make a different type of bed, you can always use the milk crates for other furniture such as bedside tables or bookshelves. They are also great for moving!

Estimated cost:

$ Free! (or relatively cheap)

Cinder block book

Cinder blocks and slats of wood are cheap and easy to find. One trip to the store will allow you two things you will need to create this trusty old piece of furniture. The size of cinder blocks and planks of wood to you depend on how big you want your bookcase. For a bookcase with three shelves, 6 cinder blocks and 3 pieces of wood would do the trick. Just a layer of wood on top of 2 cinder blocks at a time.

Approximate cost: (depends on size)

3 strips of wood: $ 15

6 cinder blocks: $12

Trunk coffee table

This old trunk has lots of character. It will not only make a vintage, eclectic piece to add to your apartment, it is also practical. Store blankets and other items that you are using inside. If you have an old trunk sitting around, perfect! But even if you have to buy one, they are not so difficult to find. Keep your eyes open at thrift stores, or grandma’s closet. Old tea crates also make good coffee tables. But they are becoming increasingly hard to find.

Estimated cost:

$ Free! (or thrift store prices)


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