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
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
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
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
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
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
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
22. Car Seat Chairs
23. Coil Springs Table
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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