Your Favorite Wayfair Products That You Can Make at Home

Your Favorite Wayfair Products That You Can Make at Home

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By Dikran Seferian October 26, 2022

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Wayfair is a crowd-favorite source for home goods. You can spend hours browsing through the furniture, gardening items, and a variety of other products available on the website due to their vast selection. But what’s even better is that you can make a lot of Wayfair products yourself.

Modern elements of home decor involve plenty of simple outlines. Besides serving both form and function, these sleek features also make modern home products fairly easy to DIY. Let’s not forget to mention that crafting your own household goods allows you to save a good deal of money. Besides being a great way to save some cash, it’s a fun project to do with your S.O. or kids to bring the family together and get your hands busy. All you may need is the right tools, some basic skills, and maybe a day or two.

A stone firepit can create a charming outdoor atmosphere and bring people together to gather around the fire.

A stone firepit can create a charming outdoor atmosphere and bring people together to gather around the fire.

Stone Firepit

A firepit can be a great addition to an outdoor living space. While you can go ahead and purchase a pit from Wayfair, why not try your hand at building one yourself? Not only will you be saving money, you’ll also have a fun DIY project to keep you entertained.

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While building a firepit may sound complicated at first, it’s actually a fairly straightforward process, and recreating one from Wayfair is just as easy. The first step involves preparing the space and making sure you don’t damage any plumbing, electrical, or gas installations while digging. Next, you’ll want to level the pit and build the concrete foundation. You can then move on to laying the firebricks to form the interior section of the firepit. Create the outer layer using blocks of stone and finish up by forming the top lip.

Blanket ladders can serve as a unique way to keep your bedroom organized while not taking up much space.

Blanket ladders can serve as a unique way to keep your bedroom organized while not taking up much space.

Blanket Ladder

A blanket ladder won’t give you a lift when you want to change a lightbulb, but it can serve as a cute solution for hanging blankets and towels. It is also one of the Wayfair products that you can assemble yourself.

The best part about this project is that there’s not much guesswork involved other than taking some simple measurements. Simply cut a pair of wood beams according to the height you prefer, and the rungs according to how wide you want the ladder to be. As for the number of rungs, five should be ideal for a 6-foot ladder (adding more can make the blankets look cramped). Next, attach the rungs to the beams using wood glue and nails on each end. Finish up by sanding and staining the ladder.

Try your hand at building your very own Wayfair couch for your patio.

Try your hand at building your very own Wayfair couch for your patio.

Outdoor Couch

Another expensive item on Wayfair that you can recreate for a small fraction of the cost is an outdoor couch. As a matter of fact, you can probably build a set for the entire neighborhood with the price of the Wayfair product. And with the right tools and skills, the whole process can be a piece of cake.

To put things into perspective, the couch essentially features a simple frame with horizontal slats on each side. You’ll need four 24.5-inch and two 30.25-inch boards for the side frames, five 57-inch boards for the front and back frames, as well as 27.25-inch boards for the side and bottom frames. The whole process falls together once you get an idea of what goes where. As for the upholstery, consider scouring thrift shops for seat and back cushions as well as throw pillows. You’ll want to make sure they’re suitable for outdoor use, though.

The simple layout of modern media consoles makes them easy to recreate.

The simple layout of modern media consoles makes them easy to recreate.

Media Console

Whether you choose to use it as a credenza, an entryway table, or a media console, this Wayfair product is fairly easy to replicate. You may need an IKEA Kallax shelf unit and four IKEA Kallax inserts with doors for this project. But the cost is nothing compared to what Wayfair charges for the actual console.

Start by assembling the IKEA Kallax unit as per the instructions provided. Using a Miter saw, cut the trims according to the height of the doors. You’ll want to secure them to the doors with wood glue and clamps, leaving them overnight to dry. A standard paint stirring stick can come in handy for spacing between each trim.

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Meanwhile, attach brass legs about half an inch away from the edges of the console. Once the trims are secured, you can move on to screwing on brass pulls and installing the door inserts to the shelf unit as per the instructions. You may want to adjust the position of the hinges to prevent the doors from sticking out — since they’re now thicker due to the trims you added. Feel free to get creative and personalize your media console. You can paint unique colors or stains, add quirky knobs and handles, and just get as wild as possible!

Consisting of just a few materials, wood planters aren't hard to craft at home.

Consisting of just a few materials, wood planters aren't hard to craft at home.

Wood Planter

Building a wood planter is probably one of the easiest DIY projects you can do at home. With just a few scrap boards, a handful of nails, and a bit of stainer, you can recreate that wood planter from Wayfair.

To build your planter, carefully rip the scraps into 1-inch strips using a table saw. Make sure to take safety precautions while doing so. Next, cut the slats to size with a Miter saw and do the same for the vertical boards. Prepare the frame and start attaching the horizontal slats with 0.19-inch gaps in between each piece. Finally, attach the remaining strips along the bottom to form the base — which is where you’ll attach the feet using nails and wood glue.

Building an outdoor bench is way easier than you might think, and you’ll feel more comfortable each sit you sit on it knowing it was the fruits of your labor.

Building an outdoor bench is way easier than you might think, and you’ll feel more comfortable each sit you sit on it knowing it was the fruits of your labor.

Outdoor Bench

If you’re one to host backyard cookouts, you may be looking into some Wayfair outdoor kitchen furniture. You probably even came across an outdoor bench that appealed to you. Much to your delight, you can actually build an equally chic version with just a handful of tools and some basic woodworking skills.

The process is actually simpler than that of an ordinary bench. It basically involves layering boards over each other in a perpendicular fashion while alternating between the seat planks and the vertical side planks. You’ll want to use both wood glue and screws to hold the boards together. Paint the seat planks in black beforehand to add visual interest. Since you’ll be using the bench outside, make sure to spray it with a clear multi-surface waterproofer.

Brush up on your woodworking skills by crafting your own version of a Wayfair dining table.

Brush up on your woodworking skills by crafting your own version of a Wayfair dining table.

Dining Table (With DIY Guide)

It’s safe to say that dining room tables often tend to be on the higher side of the price spectrum — especially if you’re looking for something bigger than a four-seater. Browse Wayfair kitchen decor and you’ll find some great options for a kitchen dining table. However, it’s also worth mentioning that you can build one at home; all you need is the right set of woodworking tools and some basic carpentry skills. 

Step 1: The Tabletop

Start out by cutting the planks according to the size you need. Next, drill 1.5-inch pocket holes on one end of seven of the framing lumber boards and on two ends of all the boards (you’ll need a total of 21). Combine the planks using 2.5-inch pocket hole screws. Measure and cut the boards before connecting them to the edges of the plank top with wood glue and 2.5-inch pocket hole screws. 

Step 2: The Legs

With the tabletop assembled, you can move on to cutting leg boards and using wood glue to combine them together. You’ll need a total of four leg assemblies. Saw the top base section (you’ll need two) according to the desired size, and use wood glue as well as 3-inch wood screws to attach it to the legs.

Next, turn the base upside down and cut the bottom base sections before connecting them to the legs as before. After adding the first bottom section, you’ll be preparing the second bottom base and attaching it to the first one using wood glue and 2.5-inch wood screws. With 1.25-inch brad nails and glue, attach foot pad pieces to the bottom part of the base. Complete this step by adding decorative cross pieces in between the legs. 

Step 3: Final Assembly

Finalizing the dining table assembly involves cutting runner boards to size, drilling 1.5-inch pocket holes on both edges, and attaching them to the top of the base sections using glue and 2.5-inch pocket hole screws. Repeat the process along the bottom of the base with the stretcher board. Position the finished base over the tabletop and drive 2.5-inch wood screws along the runners, and the top base into the planked section. Sand your homemade Wayfair product down before applying a coat of stain and voila!


Whether you’re browsing Wayfair kitchen decor ideas or perhaps something for the backyard, it’s worth considering a DIY project instead. Building your own Wayfair products is easier than it may seem, especially if you know your way around tools. Plus, you’ll be saving a great deal of money in the process.

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Dikran Seferian

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