Furniture Repair

Fix tables, sticking drawers and chairs with these furniture repair how-tos.

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  • Furniture Repair and Finishing Tips

  • A professional woodworker shares basic, time-tested tips that will help you work faster and get better results on your furniture projects.

  • Fast Furniture Fixes

  • Make those nicks and scratches in your furniture go away with just a few minutes' work. We'll show you the tricks and techniques that make…

  • Flat Pack Furniture Assembly

  • Reinforce the joints when assembling flat-pack furniture. Flat-pack furniture is often flimsy, but you can easily strength it by adding 1x2s or…

  • How to Refinish Furniture

  • Learn how to refinish furniture faster and easier by avoiding stripping. A seasoned pro tells you how to clean, repair and restore old worn…

  • How to Repair Leather

  • Learn how to use inexpensive, DIY-friendly repair kits to fix small tears in leather or vinyl car seats and chairs before they get big and ugly.

  • Fix Wooden Table Legs

  • Keep table legs and other bolted joints tight with a thread locking coating. Loctite adhesive will prevent nuts from loosening.

  • How to Reupholster a Chair

  • If you have worn-out chair seats, you can easily re-cover them and get first-class results by following our simple four step series. Make a…

  • How to Loosen Sticking Drawers

  • Dirt, dust and old lubricant (or lack of it) can make drawers hard to open and shut. Cleaning gummed-up guides will help; so does the right…

  • How to Fix a Wobbly Bookcase

  • Stabilize a wobbly bookcase on carpet by providing solid floor support, installing adjustable feet and by anchoring it to the wall studs.

  • How to Fix Sticking Wooden Drawers

  • Make stuck drawers open smoothly again with a little paraffin or special nylon tape that lubricates those rubbing, sticky surfaces. It's a…

  • How to Patch Veneer with Quickwood

  • Fixing a chipped piece of veneer isn't as hard as you think. The Family Handyman expert Kevin Southwick, will show you how to make a perfect…

  • Make a Plastic Laminate Table Top

  • This desktop design is as durable as it is good looking and best of all it is easy to make. The size, shape and color of the top is infinitely…

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