Furniture is crucial for every part of your home, and it is something that actually makes the space, in your house or apartments near San Jose, feel like home. When you are a car lover however, you might see a potential piece of furniture in every car part you see because of your love for these machines. Fortunately, there are people who think exactly like you. In this article, we will go over 20 examples of amazing pieces of furniture made exclusively from car parts, ranging from only a few pieces to those containing most of the car. We hope they inspire you to do something similar to your basement, garage, bar or any other room!
20. Tailgate Cabinet
A tailgate from the back of any truck can be used to do this. Try an old truck for a vintage look or a modern tailgate with a custom paint job to make your space look and feel special. A matching cabinet goes a long way and shelves inside of it will give you the perfect cabinet. Let your imagination run free and make it refrigerated for that amazing man cave freezer to hold your beer cold.
A cool front end of a great car makes for a neat bar, and not just for those who like cars and an occasional drink. Any classic car like the Mustang would do. Make sure to keep the license plate on display for some extra authenticity. Bonus points to those who come up with a creative personalized plate!
This goes best with vintage 1950’s cars. Take the back seat and turn it into a couch or a bench seat for your fun area, bar, kids room, etc. Old Chevrolets are practically made for this. Try to keep as much of the back part of the car to keep it original. A matching paint job between the car and seat is something you have to achieve. Just imagine something like this in a car shop.
17. License Plate Clock
It is a known fact that you can turn practically anything into a working clock. For car loves, a license plate clock is a must-have gadget. As this is probably the easier project on this list, it truly deserves to be a part of every garage. You can find spare custom plates online, or personalize one or more of them at home. Simply drill a hole in the middle and insert the hands and mechanism of a clock.
16. Wine Rack
Have you ever thought about turning an engine block into a wine rack? Neither did everyone else probably until they heard of it. This is an awesome idea for men whose ladies do not have a problem with car parts in the house. These are easy to fill up with wine though, so women might give them a chance. One thing to make sure is to thoroughly clean it before dragging it into your home. Fit it with a glass top so you can also use it as a table.
You can turn any old car roof into a table for your living room. This project is the best to do with cars that have round tops because the curves make it look elegant and sleek. If the roof has a bike rack on top, even better, as it is easier to fit a glass cover on top of it.
14. Stripper Pole
However it may look to you, everyone has that one friend who would do this without a second thought. They will need an excellent car with a superb paint job for this, however. Half a car can also work, and it saves you some space. One detail that must not be overlooked is the steps. You must have them installed as walking in high heels is hard, so make it easier for the ladies.
13. Display Table
It is both nice and respectful to give a crashed Ferrari, or any other of your favorite cars, a proper send-off it deserves. Some people think that keeping urns with ashes of their close ones is strange, while others take it a step further and put the remains of their crashed vehicles in glass display table where they can remember them forever. This seems like a pretty smart idea until the metal rusts and becomes unrecognizable.
12. Wall Art
If you think about it, any part of a car can be made into a piece of hanging wall art material. However, there is something special and extra about mounting the entire front part of a car on the wall. For many people, it is hard to let go of their beloved cars. Therefore, by hanging them on the wall of their home, the memories will never go away. The front end will need a sweet grille, a neat paint job and a pair of cool headlights. Not the most appropriate thing for a living room, we agree, but it would look killer in a car-themed room or a basement.
11. Tool Cabinet
Is there anything more manly than making a rear end of a van into a cabinet for all of your tools? The awesome thing here is that the weirder the butt of the van, the better it will look with a bunch of tools inside it. Spray paint and bumper stickers are always welcome, and you must take the original bumper of the van or one that is able to carry additional tools. The more rust on it is the better. The inside can and should be fitted with cabinets, shelves, and hooks.
10. Book Ends
If you are a book lover besides being a petrol head, mold two connecting rods to another piece of metal for a pair of perfect book or movie ends. This is also a nice gift for a car lover in your life. Other car parts are also possible, like two hubcaps, gear heads, rods, pistons, coils or springs. A couple of wrenches would also work well.
9. Pool Table
What is a man cave or a basement without a pool table that was once a 1965 Ford Mustang? We agree, why even have space without something like this. There is a small business based in Florida that specializes in hand-crafting custom carpool tables. They cut up molds of real cars, shorten them and weld them together. When they are done, they hit it with a cool paint job, install the electrical wires, add finishing touches, and fit the carpool table with real tires. Simply amazing.
It is not at all a bad idea to turn an old crankshaft and a radiator filter into a lamp. What is more, it is realistic and serves a nice purpose instead of just taking up space. New parts are the best with this particular project, or else your lamp will look like a used piece of car part junk. However, slightly used parts give these lamps some additional character.
7. Car Bed
Toy companies are obsessed with making car beds for children, so why not have an adult version for yourself if you are into it? A bed made out from a red Cadillac will put a different twist on the concept of sleeping in the car. The inside has to be fully stripped and cleaned, and a nice comfortable bed should be installed. Because of this, the project may need professional work. A teenager’s room or a bachelor pad would benefit greatly from this.
6. Bumper Shelf
Most car lovers forbid everyone from sitting on their bumpers unless they turn it into a shelf in their homes. In this case, feel free to set a drink on it and sit on it. Navigate your way to a junkyard and look for an old car bumper that needs some new love. Give it shine and an excellent paint job, and mount it on your wall. Voila! You got yourself the perfect shelf.
5. Wrench and Socket Table
Before doing this, try your best to find the biggest wrench possible. Place it in the middle of a bunch of other different size sockets and weld everything together nicely. You can make the legs with steel pipes or a crankshaft. To be able to use the table as God intended, you will need to put some glass over it, which increases its functionality while leaving a clear view of the design.
4. Entertainment Stand
As we have seen in this list, there is almost nothing that cannot be achieved by using the rear end of a car. Why not install one in the living room and have it hold your TV and other entertainment gadgets? A video game system or the entire Fast And Furious movie franchise can fit inside a stylized trunk. Watching a car movie or playing a racing game like this cannot be beaten. Tires and working lights are details that would make it much more appealing and unique.
3. Radiator Table
Tables might be the easiest thing to make from car parts, and there are endless possibilities. For example, two Rolls-Royce radiators can be used, which look but can be quite expensive and hard to get. Therefore, any radiator works as long as they are fully clean and can fit a shelf or a glass table between them. The authentic look is always the best with these, but a custom paint job is also neat.
Car seats are the best part of the ride in some cars. Therefore, why not make use of this and get some aftermarket seats with a mission to turn them into a household chair set. Put them on a recliner and fit them beer holders, and you have the perfect addition to your garage or man cave. If you can somehow make them vibrate or heat up, you will win in life.
The wife would have a few words with you with this one no doubt. A sink out of a Volvo grille is something she would probably allow you to do in the basement, but not in the upstairs bathroom. The sink would look best if it is classed up a few notches with a Rolls Royce grille, or something equally extravagant and flashy. This would take a lot of work, but some work, but there are professionals whose aid you might employ.