Weekly art websites: DIY designer furniture

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This week's selection includes five art websites that will inspire you and show you how to create your own usable pieces of art and designer furniture.

1. Fold School - http://www.foldschool.com/
A website that provides step by step instructions to help you create kids furniture from pieces of cardboard.

2. Recyclart - http://www.recyclart.org/
A design website that shows beautiful and original pieces of furniture created using recycled materials.

3. Home by Instructables - http://www.instructables.com/home
This website provides instructions on how to build almost anything you can imagine (and many things you can't) in the home. From a glowing toilet-plunger to a rug made from T-shirts there is a step-by-step guide for every piece of furniture you will ever need.

4. Decor it Yourself by Thread Banger - http://www.threadbanger.com/decorityourself
While not strictly a furniture website, this fashion DIY site provides plenty of video tutorials on DIY interior design and clever tips for updating your old furniture.

5. Dornob Furniture - http://dornob.com/design/furniture/
A collection of unique DIY pieces and designer furniture that will provide you with the inspiration to build your own.