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Questions tagged [furniture]

furniture making, repair, and refinishing

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I paid someone to sand and restain an oak table, when I wipe it with a paper towel stain comes off, how do I fix it

I paid someone to sand and refinish my kitchen table. The table is rubbing off stain when wipped with a dry paper towel. I don't trust their ability to fix it so I am trying to fix it myself. They ...
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How would you join two twin beds?

I've got two twin beds "joined". There are basically four independent components: two mattresses and two bed bases. They are pretty uncomfortable to sleep on. They shift as I move at night. They aren'...
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How can I fix this gap between bookcases I made?

I just built two bookcases to line the wall of a room in my house and apparently didn't build them square enough so, when I put them next to each other, I get this giant gap. (I think the one on the ...
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Small Clearance Square Bit

I'm trying to take apart an old bed frame. The fasteners are square head bolts, but they're tucked away with only 1/2" of clearance to access them. I can't find square head bits shorter than an inch, ...
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What is this furniture part, and where can I find one?

I am trying to repair some chairs at church. One of them is missing the part in the photo. What is it called, and where can I find one in the US? Metric threads. Thanks.
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How to remove spot on top of curio cabinet

I have a curio cabinet with an area on left side that is raised up above surface in a few spots. Based on the picture, can someone give me some advice as to how to remove this spot. I had tried Goo ...
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Disassemble IKEA Godmorgon drawer

I put in the front panel of the cabinet upside down. The screws it uses are some kind of cam locks, but the locks are attached to the drawer face and were not put in by me. I've not really seen them ...
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DIY lie down computer workstation [closed]

I am suffering from lower back pain and looking to build a lie down workstation. What I have came up is this: Adjustable bed for a little recline to stay comfortable for long working hours. Bed will ...
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Can stained MDF be restored?

I embarked on an ambitious project to restore a piece of furniture by stripping it, sanding it back, re-staining, and re-varnishing. The stripping and sanding part has turned into an absolute ...
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Adding hinges to steel box tube that is going to be powder coated - advice

So, I've designed a frame built of 3mm thick 5 x 5mm steel box tube, which will have inset wooden panels. This will eventually become a unit for an aquarium. All good in practice but the front wooden ...
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What can I place under my sofa cushions to reduce sag? [closed]

I am looking to use a piece of wood to lay under my sofa cushions because it sinks to much when you sit on it. I can't afford a new sofa so I was told I could use a piece of wood under the cushions. I ...
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Protecting PU furniture

I have a less then 3 year old chair, just discovered that it is made from PU, and the PU (on the seat of the chair) is peeling off into lots of shreds and messing up the carpet. (The chair is less ...
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Join two 2x4" so that screws are not visible?

How can I join two 2'x4' pieces of treated wood like in the picture so that the screws are not visible? Or maybe it's possible not to use screws?
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How to reduce chair squeak

I have an office chair with five wheels. When you lean forward or back, it creaks. What can be done to eliminate the creak?
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How can I repair a tiny puncture in leather? [closed]

I rolled the back of my leather chair into the corner of a table and ended up with a tiny puncture maybe a millimetre or two across. Normally, damage like this wouldn't bother me but my chair is ...
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What is the name of this tool that is used to clamp a piece of wood for drilling?

What is the name of this tool in the picture? It seems that the tool is used to clamp a piece of wood to a furniture to avoid cracking it when drilling holes? What precisely does it do?
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Adding a headphone jack to furniture [closed]

I'd like to screw a headphone jack receptacle to the front of my desk, and have the female adapter of the extension in my laptop (which is hidden in one of the drawers). I'm unsure what exactly to ...
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Sleeper sofa plastic guide track repair

I have a sleeper sofa that has always been difficult up open. I took it apart and found the plastic guide track, linked below, to be broken. Replacement parts aren't available. Guide track photo One ...
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Should I tilt my DIY self-standing bookshelf backwards to prevent it falling down?

Context I intend to build a self-standing bookshelf using 18mm-thick, CNC-router-cut plywood. The bookshelf is made of nested planks, and entirely fits a 35cm-deep recess in my wall. Following ...
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Folding garden chair assembly…putting a stud in the wood

I bough an wooden garden chair table set from a company called vidaXL. There is one step where a half threaded metal stud needs to be screwed in the wood. The other half of the stud is smooth and ...
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How to secure a stacked ikea kura bed

So I have 2 kura beds I want to stack them on top of each other. Something similar to image below. My question is how do I secure it. It will just be 1 bed, so the top kura bed will not have to ...
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How to prevent the slats coming off the side beams of a baby's cot?

Recently somehow our son's cot was broken and I had to take out the frame to see and it had loose slats and other parts coming off. How can I keep the slats in the side beams and make sure they are ...
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How to protect furniture in a leaky garage?

I have some furniture (nothing very valuable, but some tables and bookcases) that I am temporarily going to have to store in a garage that is a bit leaky. It's not very leaky, and there is some ...
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Is a 35mm steel square tube frame strong enough to support 100kg without flexing?

I've not been able to find an electric sit/stand desk that is a size I want so I've designed my own. I'm confident in the electronics side of things but I'm not certain of the strength of the ...
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Easy Chair Long Screw needs to be tight [closed]

I have an easy arm chair that I bought from Ikea. Recently its extra-long-screw that used to be on the sides of the chair got loosened somehow. I tried to tight it by force but it is like super loose ...
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Remove cam lock pushed the wrong way into Ikea furniture

I messed up trying to assemble an IKEA bed. I accidentally pushed the cam lock with the smooth side facing out. Now I have no way to rotate it to tighten the cam lock and bolt to secure the two pieces ...
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How long after applying orange oil to my Grandmother's old desk should I stain it?

I have inherited my grandmother's old childhood desk. This a desk that has been heavily used its whole life. I have sanded it down, finishing with 400 grit. I used wood condition by Minwax. Then ...
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Stain not drying [closed]

I have a kitchen table that I'm trying to refinish. I sanded it then applied Minwax stain. Well, apparently I didn't sand enough because now the stain is "tacky" after 3 days. I now know that it's ...
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It it doable to paste two sheets of fusuma paper on the same panel?

I have a fusuma paper that is 180[cm] high, but my door (panel) is 250[cm] high. Is it doable to place two "sheets" of fusuma paper on one panel (without us noticing that there are two different ...
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Anyone please tell me what kind hinge (name of the hinge) used in this product?

Anyone please tell me what kind hinge (name of the hinge) used in this product ? Name of the product is SNAP JACK from LIVING WITH JACK company.
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How to identify make/model of a wardrobe?

We moved into a new flat which was sold to us with some wardrobes. We thought: "Cool! Less furniture to buy." After some time, we realised we wanted an extra shelf here, an extra hanger there, etc. ...
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Wood on top of .5" tempered glass coffee table

I want to put a slab of wood on top of my .5" x 39.5" long x 21.75" wide x 13.75" high tempered glass coffee table. Will it hold it?
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How to remove mold from cloth upholstery

My coach is covered in black mold, Google search shows various suggestions including vinegar, bleach, hydrogen peroxide, rubbing alcohol. Which is the most effective proven method to remove mold ...
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I need to fill in the handle holes on a dresser and redrill them.

The original holes are too close together, so I will need to fill the holes with either wood filler or glue and dowel. Which filler I should use would depend on which would hold up being drilled to ...
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White scratches/spots on wood furniture- how to fix?

Can anyone identify what the white marks are on this wood table? And how to remove? I’ve tried Murphy’s Oil Soap and no change.
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Sofa recliner difficult to lock in place

I have Lane Sofa recliner that lets up and down ok, but it is difficult to get it lock in place. I have greased it down underneath and a quick glance of under there doesn’t seem to show where any ...
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How long does screw have to be to anchor bookcase?

I'm trying to anchor an IKEA Billy bookcase to the wall it doesn't contain screws for the wall (I don't think any IKEA furniture does). And their instructions don't explain how long the screws need to ...
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Reinforcing furniture for aquarium

So I'm planning on adding a new aquarium to my collection and I'd like to put it over my television on my entertainment center. However, when the tank is filled it will weight between 350-400 pounds ...
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How can I take the arms off my desk chair?

I am trying to take the arms off my desk chair to see if I find it more comfortable. I have almost zero experience with being handy or anything diy, but I though this would be something easy to start ...
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Move around table with attached legs

I have a table that has the legs drill-attached to the surface. The surface and the whole table is quite heavy. What is the best way to move the table around a room if 1) it is not very easy to lift ...
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What is the name of the metallic part in this image? (some sort of a brace for vertically connecting wooden blocks around the corner?)

What do you call the metallic part in the image below? Looks like a type of brace for vertically connecting parts around the corner. I'm looking to buy parts like this for a DIY project.
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What is the name of this combination of screw and rotating metal piece that locks it?

I recently self assembled a wooden furniture and had to use these parts: They are used to connect boards at 90 degrees to each other. The screw is screwed into one board and the lock is embedded in ...
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Most reasonable way to raise desk by 4 inches

I have this desk, and I love it so far. It's a big desk and pretty sturdy for being extremely cheap and made of particle board. My problem with it is it being 4" shorter than my last desk, which I ...
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Painting Ikea Stora Loft Bed

My wife and I were able to get an Ikea Stora Loft bed for my 2 year old son for free. We thought it was a bunk bed and that it was dark brown, but it turns out its a bed on stilts and is black. I ...
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IKEA Billy DIY bookcases without bolting in a wall. Is it a good idea/safe?

Is it a good idea to buy a bookcase that is a DIY assembly for a large collection of big and heavy books? Is it safe? To be clear I am interested if the Billy bookcases of IKEA can be safely used for ...
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How to fix a cast iron bench [closed]

How can I fix a cast iron wood bench from rim rack from side to side? I have tightened all screws for each slat of wood including brackets underneath to secure the wood to the iron, but I cannot ...
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Assessing Wardrobe's Protection from Sunlight

I'm in an urban environment and my apartment doesn't leave me with many choices with some of my larger furniture items. Namely, my wardrobe ended up having to be placed in the extended indoor balcony. ...
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Covering protruding bolts in a chairleg

Some rubber feet came off of my chair's legs, exposing bolts that are digging holes in my carpet. I used a temporary solution of just lashing some kitchen sponges onto area with rubber bands, but the ...
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oak chair remains sticky after using formbys refininisher

I am refinishing an oak chair, after using formby's refinisher, 90% of the chair is smooth and clean, however, the back slats (in this case, round) are still sticky to the touch. I have cleaned and ...
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Drilling acrylic sheet to mount cabinet hinges

I am fitting small brass furniture hinges to 6mm thick Perspex acrylic sheet using 4mm dia setscrews, nuts & washers. Holes drilled 5mm using a wood drill bit. Nuts NOT over-tightened but Perspex ...