Then there’s the reclaimed wood wave, popularized by celebrity renovators Joanna and Chip Gaines of HGTV’s “Fixer Uppers” series. The couple frequently uses rough-hewn boards from old barns and farmhouses. Fans of their Waco, Texas, store Magnolia Market can buy T-shirts hash-tagged “shiplap.”
“How many more ways are there to make a coffee table? How many more ways are there to make a chair?” poses Ellen DeGeneres. “Design Challenge” promises to shed light on those questions.