Furniture Repair projects
How to Reupholster a Chair
If you have worn-out chair seats, you can easily re-cover them. Make a mistake? No problem. Just pull a few staples and start over.…
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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Stripping Furniture: Tips for Refinishing
If you've ever thought about stripping and refinishing an old piece of furniture you inherited from a loved one or just rescued from a dumpster,…
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…
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…
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.…
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.
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.