Stunning Fine Furniture from 2x4s! This even blew my mind!

Making a modern decorative cabinet using cheap 2x4s from the home center. Brought to us by Squarespace. For 10% off your first purchase, go to: I wanted to try something different and challenge myself and see if I could use cheap 2x4s from the home center and make a stunning piece of fine furniture. Even though I was pretty picky when selecting these 2x4s they still had their flaws.

None were perfectly straight or flat, and even the best ones still had ugly knots to work around. I went into this woodworking project confident that this cabinet would come out pretty good but I had no idea it would come out as good as it did. I was blown away by the results and nobody in a million years would guess this cabinet was made from the cheapest wood you can get. ★ Tools and supplies used in this video (Affiliate links) ★ Miter Saw: Jointer: Planer: Drum Sander: Table Saw: Yellow Push Block: Large Bandsaw: Disc Sander: Random Orbit Sander: Router: Router Lift: Little Bandsaw: Spindle Sander: Yellow Paddles: Drill Press: Festool Domino: Aluminum Bar Clamps: Stepcraft CNC: Rayjet R400 Laser Cutter: Vacuum Bag: Vacuum: Total Boat Epoxy: Dye: Finish: Table Top Fasteners: ★ WATCH MORE ★ DIY Sliding Crosscut Table: Table with Only Two Tools: 2×4 Bench: #woodworking

17 thoughts on “Stunning Fine Furniture from 2x4s! This even blew my mind!”

  1. I have found at least at the home depot i shop at that there 2x4s are a waste of money. worst most beaten up, knotty, twisted pieces of garbage known to mankind. There 2x6s however are much nicer, I even found a couple of boards that were perfectly flat with not a single knot along the entire length. I recommend using 2x6s instead of 2x4s for your furniture 😉

  2. I built an 18th century style Queen Anne lowboy (with cabriole legs and hand-dovetailed drawers) using pine and poplar from the home center. I wasn’t sure I could build it so I didn’t want to waste expensive hardwood. Once I finished it I started the tiger maple one.

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