Furniture Repair

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

Wood Finishing Tips: How to Renew a Finish

Traditional paste wax is still the best way to renew and enhance natural wood finishes, and it will hold up better than liquid furniture polish. All you need for application is an old t-shirt and plenty of elbow grease.

Furniture Repair projects

  • 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.

  • How to Remove Stains In Wood Furniture

    A wet glass on fine furniture can create a white ring that no amount of cleaning erases. Before you resort to paint stripper, try rubbing it…

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  • 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.

  • Wood Finishing Tips: How to Renew a Finish

    Traditional paste wax is still the best way to renew and enhance natural wood finishes, and it will hold up better than liquid furniture polish.…

  • 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 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…

  • Fix a Wobbly Chair: Reglue a Wooden Chair

    Knock a wobbly wooden chair apart, clean up the joints and then reglue and clamp it to make it solid and sound again. It's an easy process if…

  • 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.