Tell your houseguests it's made from American Mahogany rather than African Mahogany; they'll think you care about the rainforest.
Red Oak, African Mahogany
40" x 26" x 32"
Put it in your backyard and tell your houseguests it references the personal being discarded for the public to address. Just know that your kids will smoke pot in it when you are out of town.
concrete, rebar and metal lath frame
32" x 40" x 42"
Tell your houseguests it was built in the tradition of Japanese Timber Framing; it will make you sound cultured.
Poplar, handmade wood stain
27" x 22" x 34"
Tell your houseguests it references architectural ruins; it will impress them more than the loftily titled books you set on it.
reinforced concrete, angle iron
26" x 44" x 16"
Tell your houseguests it's titled 'That's Where He Used to Sit' and that you didn't just buy it because it's shiny.
formed sheet metal
96" x 40" x 46"