Furniture Repair

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

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 patch using Quickwood to repair damaged veneer.

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…

  • Do it right. Do it yourself.

    The Family Handyman is proud to announce the DIY University. Courses that give you the confidence and know-how to get the job done right.

  • 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.