West Elm Furniture Makes Us Nostalgic For Woodshop

(Photo courtesy of West Elm)Perhaps I'm betraying my age—and my public school breeding, woop!—but back in high school I participated in a now archaic elective known as Fabrication Technology. (That's code for woodshop, people.)

Sadly, the only project I remember making is a crude little boat that didn't float at the moment of truth—the first indication that my career as a furniture designer was dead in the water. What I do recall: all of the industrial-looking pieces that filled the woodworking room and would now look perfect in my apartment.

I'm currently coveting the Gordon Backrest Bar Stool (above) from West Elm, plus a few other items to complete my utilitarian-chic wish list.

(Photo courtesy of Restoration Hardware) This bar cart from Restoration Hardware is fit to hold everything from books to tableware to my set of flare nut wrenches.

(Photo courtesy of Jayson Home) Compartmentalizing never looked better with this factory-ready desk from Jayson Home. I could find so many things to fill each box: potted succulents, office objets, ceramic nesting bowls.

(Photo courtesy of West Elm) And here's the West Elm chair in stool form. What industrial-chic items are on your wish list?
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