Design elements have been taken from cars and incorporated into many things, like bicycles, shoes, watches, and even buildings. But what happens when you don’t just want to be inspired by a vehicle, you actually want to use it? Your time with your car doesn’t have to stop at the curb, in your driveway, or in the garage.
Many household items have been built using car parts like crankshafts, engine blocks, wheels, and connecting rods. Get creative with these 25 Inventive Examples of Furniture Made From Car Parts.
01. Front End Bar
This could be an excellent tool for people not to drink and drive. Fit this with an actual turning ignition and a steering wheel, and drunk people will probably think they’re driving home. When they “pull up to their driveways,” walk them to the couch and wish them sweet dreams.
02. Engine Block Wine Rack
The only thing that gets our engine revving better than gas is alcohol. Make sure those cylinders are stocked at all times.
03. Front End Stripper Pole
You thought a woman in a bikini washing a car was as good as it got, didn’t you? Wrong. You’re just so wrong. Via
04. Rear End Couch
We’d like to incorporate bench seats into as many aspects of our lives as we can.
05. Car Roof and Roof Rack Table
This would be even better if it were a convertible top that you could take off and use at the park. The bike rack is key, though. Via
06. Van Rear End Tool Cabinet
There’s probably a more appealing piece of a car to use for this idea, but we like the thought of pulling the tools we need to work on our car from a different vehicle. Via
07. 1965 Ford Mustang Pool Table
We wonder if you have to purchase insurance for this to protect from flailing sticks and flying balls. Via
Some people keep urns in their living rooms to remind themselves of their lost loved ones. Other people keep glass coffee tables with the scrap metal of a crushed Ferrari to remind themselves of their lost vehicles. Via
09. Crankshafts and Radiator Filter Lamps
If these could be fitted with low and high beams, they might be our favorite design. Via
Never mind how freakin’ awesome the design of this table is; where the F did this dude get a wrench that big? Via
11. License Plate Clock
Simple, clean (-looking), and easy to make. There’s no reason every car enthusiast shouldn’t have one of these in their garages.
12. Rear End Entertainment System
We’re hoping that the TV slides into the car and that the Xbox and PS3 are tucked nicely in the trunk. Via
13. Connecting Rods Book Ends
It looks like film piracy isn’t the only way this chap has become resourceful. Via
14. Bumper Shelf
This is literally the only time we’d ever let anybody set anything on our bumper. Otherwise, get your shit off our cars. Via
15. Radiators Table
There’s no need to limit yourself to only Rolls-Royce radiators. They might look the coolest, but they will also be costly and difficult to find. Via
16. Tailgate Cabinet
Make this refrigerated, and we’ll be buying three. Via
17. Volvo Grille Sink
The safest bathroom item you could purchase. Via
18. A Red Cadillac Bed
Forget trying to awkwardly avoid the stick shift, the steering wheel, and the turn signal. Get a car bed, and you’ll be ready to get it in, with no hassles whatsoever. Via
19. Tires Outdoor Table Set
If you get the all-season tires, you can leave these out there all 365 days! Via
20. Front End Hanging Wall Art
Sometimes, it’s hard to let go of something. You might think a photo is more appropriate, but we don’t feel anything captures the essence of an old ride, like tossing the front bumper, grille, and headlights right up on the wall. Via
21. Various Parts Drum Set
It’s not the usual sound we love from an automobile, but it will work. Via
22. Car Seat Chairs
We would love to do this with the Dodge Dart seats. Via
23. Coil Springs Table
This way, when your friends get way too drunk, get too wild dancing on the couch, and take a tumble, they’ll bounce right back up … but not really. Via
24. Entire Car Barbecue
The best part? We’re sure the pigs don’t want any part of this. Via
25. Engine Block Table
We don’t know about you, but that block looks pretty damn clean to us. We’d instead drop that into a new bay and build us a monster. Via
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