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How to put the washers on the screw

So, I got a screw and things that look like rings (washers). One of them looks like incomplete ring (C-shaped), another is really a complete bigger ring. The assembly instruction says I need to put ...
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Loose thread in standing lamp between base and rod

My wife just bought a lamp at Target, the kind you have to self assemble the rod from 4 hollow pipes and a base, where the electrical wire is already threaded through all of them. Each of the 4 ...
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Why does new Ikea furniture (Kallax) make a liquid sound when moving?

Does anyone know the cause of Kallax furniture (and perhaps more Ikea pieces) making a liquid "wooshing" sound when you move/turn over the furniture? I purchased two Kallax bookshelves from Ikea (Nov ...
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How to remove a screw inserted from the wrong side in an IKEA ALEX drawer unit?

We just bought an IKEA Alex 9 drawer unit. I assembled most of it without difficulty, except for step step 25 from the assembly instructions. I wasn't paying enough attention, and screwed the screw in ...
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Frugal thick table top ideas

I'm trying to build a TV stand which will have a top on it about 80" x 20" x 3/4". It can be thicker than 3/4" but I'd like it to be at least that. Assuming I build a supportive frame, what's the ...
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How can I cover the unfinished edge of particle board?

I am new to this forum so please excuse if this is off topic. I am having trouble figuring out how to fix my entertainment center / TV stand. I recently bought it from Amazon and assembled it at home. ...
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How can I repair a desk with crumbled chip board where the cam bolt holes should be?

I have an old desk which must have been held together mostly by strength of will, since when we disassembled it for a move, we found that all of the cam bolts were sat in crumbled holes in the chip ...
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Rubbered Washer Nuts Direction?

When a nut has a built in rubber washer, does the rubber side have to go on the inside as it is almost impossible to get it started?
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How can I get the “new bed” smell out of my daughter's bedroom?

I bought one of those princess carriage beds for my daughter. You know, the kind that take seventeen hours and five allen wrenches to put together. Anyway, I get it together and honestly, it's ...
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How do I even out a pair of bookcases on an uneven floor?

So, I have a couple Ikea Billy bookcases, normal. I got them with doors, so with the forward weighting, I'm a bit extra paranoid about tipping. I put them together; all fine. Then I try to place ...
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Is beeswax ok to use to keep a screw tight?

I have purchased a table and chair set, and the screws holding it together consistently come loose (from pulling and dragging I assume). I have heard that beeswax will help hold things together, and ...
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How do I fix stripped bolt holes in wood?

I have a wood futon that is assembled with threaded bolts screwing into holes in the wood that are threaded. Over time the threading in the wood has worn and the bolts just slide in and out. I've ...
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How do I put together an Avid Outdoor Gazebo / Sun Shade [closed]

I've lost the instructions to my Avid Outdoor Gazebo / Sun Shade, Model #1083. Avid has gone out of business, and the instructions are not available anywhere on the internet (though there are many ...
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What size ratchets do I need to assemble some new equipment?

I recently purchased a power rack and various other bits and pieces for the home gym. In the instruction manual the nuts and bolts on the hardware list state the following sizes: 1/2" × 3 - 1/2" 1/2" ...
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How do I remove these screws from an IKEA Micke table?

I have assembled a Table Micke for the 1st time ... but I have some screws I want to remove. or didn't fit well (shld have tighten all screws more), 110126, 103430, 110630 the look like below ...
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How do I reinforce a drawer bottom?

I recently bought a self-assembly wardrobe. After assembling it, the drawer bottoms were not held in place by enough wood (I think the groove for the drawer base was too close to the bottom of the ...