If you think about it, there is not much acess to highly powerful weapons such as m16 and like a desert eagle. What would be some good house items to use?!?! I would think my lawn mower would work well if i modified it somehow.
another good but over looked weapon is well, zombie parts. say you blow off a infected zombies arm and the sucker keels over. take the arm and use it against the other undead. you have a unlimited supply! you bash the one arm your using into mush, grab and yank another from a corpse and use that one. also molotov cocktails are easy to make and would work well against small groups.
Well being I have a small arsenal I am not too worried about not having firearms. However for improvised weapons I would say a good axe with fiberglass handle would be great. Or a length of chain with a very heavy padlock would make a good improvised fail.
I got quite a few ideas with houshold wepones such as a decapitation line wich is basicly a trap consisting of 5 strads of barbed wire all secured to a point A and B that would decapitate a few zombies or at least slow em down so i can get my 12 guage
There are weapons all around one if they're creative enough to utilize them. Sitting in my room I have the ability to 'fashion' atleast 3 viable weapons and two real weapons.
A decorative sword from a Ren Fair. A staff which could be whittled(sp?) to have a sharp end. A wooden pole holding hangers and clothes in my closet. A standing flouescent light pole which can be harvested for wire and the obvious blunt edged weapon. A ceiling fan while not great on it's own will give any polearm a decent push back extension with enough ductape and brace.
Usually makeshift weapons won't stand up to strained use but will provide great temporary or defensable items.