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two-part fastener for right-angle wood connections

I have some furniture which is missing a screw/nut pair used for fastening two pieces of wood together at a right angle. The screw is 45mm long and 5mm wide, and it's paired with some kind of nut with ...
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Is Moisture Resistant plywood good enough for Furnitures

I'm planning to do furnitures for home. I'm confused whether to use MR (Moisture Resistant) plywood( IS 303 standard) or BWP(Boiling Water Proof) plywood ( IS 710 standard) for furnitures. I'm happy ...
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Removing perfume smell from the inside of a hutch - glass, cherry, and some softer wood in the drawers

I purchased a used hutch with glass doors, cherry wood (I believe, and according to the person I bought it from), and some kind of softer wood for the inside of the drawers. Only after I bought it did ...
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Bar chair name help

So I’ve been looking for this bar chair (with lever that goes up and down) for more than a week now and I could not find anything on the Internet so I came here for your help. But he HAS to be the one ...
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Bistro chair cushion fix/replace?

I have a pair of bistro chairs that are metal with a wire frame and have round seats. The cushions are wood (I believe) topped with foam. The seat frame is completely empty, with just a thin rim ...
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Repair scratched metal shelf

We have a shelf with some metal scratches on it. Are there any recommendations for repairing the damage below to make it less of an eyesore?
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Holes in wood furniture: identifying the cause

About one year ago, we settled in a new house in south west France. We also bought a new wood table (made of reused wood from older furnitures). I heard a bit of noise in the room last night while ...
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Wood Sagging on Dining Table Repair Frame - Stripped Screws

I have a dining room table that is sagging where the side of the tables are, on both sides just in different areas. What can i do to repair this? Screws are stripped from the wood. Any help is ...
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how to remove water stain in sanded wood furniture

I have stripped the paint and sanded down a wood cedar chest. The top still has a deep circular stain that I think is from water. I keep sanding the area but the ring still persists. Do I bleach ...
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What type of black metal can be used as furniture hardware?

I want to build a liquor shelf similar to this: I've seen metal piping and flanges like this at my local big box store, and it usually comes in two flavors: galvanized steel or black iron pipe. The ...
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Create closed loop with threaded pipe

Context: DIY shelf with steel threaded pipes and fittings. (NOT plumbing! -- I guess such a construct does not make much sense there.) Consider e.g. this example, if you look at it from the side, it ...
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How to repair this fastening mechanism

The picture shows the back (i.e. rail) of a chair and the mechanism by which it was fastened to the stile. I'm not sure how those spiky pieces were initially inserted. Perhaps they "opened up&...
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Bracing a broken bedframe

I have an Ikea bed made from some type of particle board. As shown below, the main rail running on one side from the head to the foot of the bed has cracked. Of course, the usual advice for such "...
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How does hand crank sit-stand table hold its position?

Trying to DIY IKEA Skarsta hand crank sit-stand table, I've come to a point when I seem to get all things except this one: How does such mechanism hold the position of a desk? I get it if a crank ...
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Should I use car leather cleaner and conditioner products for sofa or other leather products?

There are many well known car leather cleaner and conditioner products for cars. Should I use car leather cleaner and conditioner products for sofa or other leather products? Could it cause long term ...
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The name of those side panels on hotel beds

In most (American) hotels that I've been to, I couldn't accidentally lose something under the bed, because the space between the floor and the frame is protected by boards or panels. I'd like to get a ...
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Table top for bathroom

I am asking carpenter to build one table top cabinet for bathroom. He never did anything like this It will have marble top with hole and sinks placed on it. For exit of water pipes will be there from ...
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Make a built-in desk level with uneven floor, or true level

I'm making a 13 ft-long (4 m) built-in desk along one wall of a room. Adopting the engineer's creed that anything worth thinking is worth over-thinking, I used my neighbor's tripod-mounted optical ...
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13ft wide desk/workbench with only one leg

This question is much like: how to "float" a large desk (3000mm x 720mm x 40mm) between walls but somewhat different (mainly, significantly wider). I want to build a desk that is 13ft wide, ...
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heavy duty workbench leg from metal pipe?

I need to fabricate a heavy-duty leg for a workbench. It needs to be about 30" high, with adjustable height (that is, with something like a foot with a threaded stud that can be rotated to fine-...
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Why don't bookshelves come with wall mounting screws included?

I was assembling an IKEA bookshelf, and one of the most important steps to ensure safety is the installation of the L-bracket to secure the bookshelf to the wall. All the parts, including the bracket ...
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How to support column for the cat climbing tree

Looking for a way to give support for the falling ceiling in the cat climbing tree. Currently there is a fast fix with what I had around, but that won't last for long. I Would prefer some sort of jack ...
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Can you help identify these clips (or a replacement)?

I'm trying to repair an old but nice computer desk that I was given. It was made by Danish furniture company B8 Mobler about 35 years ago, with a wooden sliding keyboard tray attached to the metal ...
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What is the name of the resetting ratchet component found most often in head rests?

There is a component which I've seen most often in car seat headrests which acts as a ratchet. You can pull the headrest forward and it will lock at steps until you pull it too far, and it will reset ...
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How do I remove this type of screw/insert?

How do I remove this type of screw? These are on the corners of a bed frame we are trying disassemble
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Asbestos in old furniture adhesive?

I just bought a nice 1920s table which has obviously been fixed up a bit throughout its life, and thought I’d check before touching it whether there is any likelihood that the adhesive you can see in ...
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Is it possible to sanitize leather without damaging it?

I am wondering if it is possible to sanitize leather (primarily leather couches and car seats) to avoid potential risk of coronavirus. I know rubbing alcohol is a common option but I recently read ...
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DIY Console Table - Unstable Design

I have embarked on creating my own hallway console table because I was unable to find a narrow enough one on the market that fit my space. For my design I went with 2 IKEA Bergshult shelves to save me ...
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How do I straighten my bent metal cupboard frame?

I bought a full metal cupboard but the leg got bent during delivery. Because the leg is bent the door won't close. I tried to get it back in place with a hammer with no success. Anybody got any ideas?
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Ikea chest of drawers/drawers table deformed

I was recently given this chest of drawers/drawers table by a friend of mine. But the problem is that because of the weight of the clothes (I pressume), the drawers have been deformed a litte bit. ...
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How can I keep screws secure over time in a loft bed kit?

I just ordered this bed and a lot of the reviews say that the screws loosen and have to be retightened often. I'm wondering what the impact to the wood itself, over time, if I used wood glue in the ...
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Need standard naming description of shape of mirrors on wardrobe

Is there a standard naming convention for this type of mirror on a wardrobe, as this pic shows? This standard name will help me use search engines to find similar mirrors to buy. Google Lens search ...
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Building a Wire Mesh Basket for Under a Table

I'm looking into the possibility of DIYing the table in the picture below (taken from here): I've found many great tutorials for a rough approximation of the legs (although mine will be four straight ...
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What kind of furniture cover(s) do I need for my sectional?

I have a very uniquely shaped sectional, and I need to get furniture covers for it so that my cats will not scratch it up. Picture below. What kind of furniture covers do I need for this? We have ...
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I have an 8 gallon compressor can I use for a small project or should I use an airless sprayer?

I have an 8 gallon compressor (3 cfm @ 40psi) and a small dresser to paint. Will this suffice or should I go with an airless sprayer? Thanks!
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How can I remove smoke odor after a fire?

There was a bad fire (everyone got out of the building in time, thankfully. It could have been so much worse!) in the apartment upstairs from mine. We didn't get any fire damage but there was a lot of ...
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How can I remove scratches from glass table?

I have large glass table and it's acquired some scratches over time. How can I remove or soften scratches on my glass table top?
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What type of bumper/pad to use with glass table top protector on top of veneer surface?

My nightstand has a veneer surface that seems to discolor when in contact with any significant moisture. To mitigate this and have the nightstand be more functional, I've decided to put a glass sheet ...
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quick release clamps for fixing a standing desk to wall

I just installed an IKEA SKARSTA. In the top position it wobbles a lot when I type, sufficiently to be annoying to unusable. My quick solution was to add 1 bracket at each end and screw them on to the ...
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How to remove outdoor paint from furniture

Workmen splattered red paint all over my grey outdoor furniture. The table is glass and metal. The chairs are metal with woven seats. How can I clean the paint off the woven part of the chairs, the ...
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how do i buy a replacement hinge?

I am trying to replace a broken hidden furniture hinge and cannot find a hinge that matches. How does one find a specific atypical hinge? The following pictures are of a not yet broken hinge.
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what should I use to cover a table made out of a broken bookcase?

I'm working with a friend who is trying to make a kitchen table (i.e to use for eating) from a bookcase which broke. We're trying to do it as low-budget as possible (he's in a lot of debt right now). ...
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Padding on dining chairs uncomfortable (compressed)

We have some dining room chairs that are about 10 years old and the padding on the top has gotten quite uncomfortable. When we sit on them, the outer frame of the seat part of the chair presses ...
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How to join a vertical and horizontal pole?

2 years ago I built a desk with 1/2" galvanized steel pipe legs. Silly me did not think of the stability of the table during planning and I built it with 4 free standing legs, the legs are not ...
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Install nylon straps in chair

This is the chair. I’m also including where the plastic steps are held. I’ll be removing the plastic straps and installing 1” nylon straps. How can I install these straps securely without having to ...
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Unidirectional rollers for a bookshelf door

I have a doorway about 4 feet high and a bookshelf that is a bit larger in both height and width than the doorway. I'd like to put hinges and rollers on the bookshelf unit to turn it into a hidden ...
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How to get sticky residue off plastic-covered furniture?

We have wooden dining chairs whose backs were wrapped in plastic (to protect white tufting) for the past 15 years. We want to remove the plastic now, but the plastic left a sticky residue on the wood. ...
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Removing/re-seating threaded rod for cabinet leg

I bought some cabinet legs along with 90 degree mounting plates from Ebay (I know, what was I expecting)... 2 of the legs are good, threads seated correctly, 1 is a little off but I can live with it; ...
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Where can I find furniture screws that lock into embedded metal parts?

I'm renovating an old box for the MRS. as a bit of a project. It's missing some parts which appear to be the type of screws you get in "flat pack" furniture whereby you screw so much into ...
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Tightening a nut in a tight space

I have an office chair where the locking mechanism needs tightening. I think the right way to do it is turning this nut, but the problem is that the space is so tight that if I get an adjustable or ...

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