From a $14 Ikea shelf unit to these upstyled bookcases. A great DIY found at Apartment Therapy, by Soffia at Skrytum Hus. http://www.skreytumhus.is/?p=25788
4 crates stacked together! Simple edge-paint project that ties the colors of the room together immediately.
Industrial Pipe Bookcase - Well-Groomed Home
This is an interesting idea - it can be raised to what ever height you require. So could be used as a standing desk, or a draftsman's desk. The adjustable legs would have to be hinged to allow the table top to tilt.
Vintage Industrial Tilt Top Drafting Desk / Drawing Table - Painted Grey - Machine Age
Door writing desk. Found objects converted into furniture. | handmade charlotte
This easy modern DIY outdoor bench was made with $35 of materials - and uses no nails or screws! Looks just like a Williams Sonoma one for $1,400. Wouldn't this look great in your garden?