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…
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…
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…
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 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…
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…
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.…
Fast Furniture Fixes
Repair nicks, scratches, dings and dents in your wood furniture. Plus, use easy repairs for everyday furniture to save a chair or table…