You don't have to throw away old furniture that's lying around. With the right amount of time and some creativity, you can easily infuse new life into something old that's in dire need of a furniture makeover.
I'm working on a home project because the wife wanted an Oversized Pallet/Spool Chair. I started with a cable spool and incorporated storage underneath and all around. I'll stain the vertical pine boards a rich walnut color when I'm done.