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What's the best way to fix heavily stained white Ikea furniture?

My daughter's white Ikea desk has many marker pen stains which I can't remove by scrubbing with sponge and soap. Is there a magic cleaning product out there that could do the trick? Otherwise, I'm ...
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What is this thing in the entryway of some houses?

What is this thing, made of wood, in the entrance of this house in front of the mirror and under the light switch? What is it called? What is it for? Is it there for people to put their keys on?
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About the thing in bathrooms which looks like a ladder

What is the thing that is in some home bathrooms and is like a ladder (you can see it in the picture)? What is it called? What is it there for?
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How can I fix a table top that I spilled air freshener on?

I spilled air freshener on the top my dining table. It is a veneer top with urethane finish. The area is sticky to touch. How can I fix this?
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What are the frames at the ends of benches called?

Even though I’m trying to build more stuff on my own, I’m DIY-challenged. So today I saw these 2x4 chair ends. Picture Source I liked the overall idea, but I didn’t like the material these chair ...
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Broken bed thin material

My kids bed broke. Apparently jumping on it caused the thin material on the connected surface to split. The special furniture side nut things just tore right through. https://photos.app.goo.gl/...
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How do I remove white beverage stains from my dark finished wood table?

Simple question: How do I remove the white powdery stains from my finished wood dining room table? I've already tried Bona and cleaning the stains gently with a soft plastic scrubbie. It really seems ...
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how to stabilize a wobbly dining table

I have a antique dining table with pedestal type legs on each end. The table has no support piece across the length because it also has leaves and a drop leaf on each end. how can I stabilize this ...
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Treadmill Repair

I have an old NewLife treadmill (model: NEWLIFE8642). Last week, it suddenly went off while I was training on it. After restarting its power, the screens came back on, but nothing was displayed. All ...
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Smoothing OSB plates

Planning to build a wardrobe out of OSB plates, however, I fear clothes might get stuck on the material and tear up. What's a simple and cost-effective way to get this smooth? Coating or sanding maybe?...
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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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Should I use clear grain filler on this oak table?

Currently at the end stages of stripping and refinishing a painted-over vintage oak table. After stripping off several coats of paint and careful sanding it has a nice natural pickled look to it. ...
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Wall guide for sit-stand desk to improve stability

I have a sit-stand desk which moves 50cm vertically. It can be quite wobbly due to the weight of the desk top, and is easy to oscillate side-side or front-back. With static furniture, my response ...
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How can I securely hang a hammock on trailer framing?

I want to hang a hammock indoors, but my trailer has dry wall ceilings and walls, you know, thin trailer walls. I am scared that it will not be able to hold my weight in the hammock, since I weigh 148 ...
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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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Using washers to fill gap between top support component and IKEA IVAR cabinet

I have an IKEA IVAR pine cabinet, the 80x50x83cm version - like the cabinet here. I have installed it into IKEA IVAR side units, 50x226cm - like the side units here. Here are the assembly ...
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how to strongly secure a wire over a couch frame to stretch seat spring webbing

I have a wire piping that used to be secure around the frame perimeter of my couch base so that a flexolator webbing with springs would be stretched taut and clip onto it. However, this piping has ...
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Lid lock for outdoor chest

I'm building an outdoor chest out of wood (frame) and PVC sheet (sides), it is approx 2 1/2 ft wide, 1 1/2 ft deep, 1 ft high. The box opens from the top like a toy chest, blanket trunk, etc. I need a ...
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What is the height of the IKEA BILLY plinth?

If any owner can do a quick measurement and help me out, what is the exact height (cm. not in.) of the IKEA BILLY plinth? Se the image below: I need the exact height to the bottom of the first shelf ...
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Does water based polyurethane affect the color of paint?

I recently painted a dresser. I originally painted it a darker gray than I wanted so after putting the initial two coats on I took the paint back to Home Depot and had them lighten the rest of the ...
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How to fix Samet SmartSlide desk drawer slider?

Long story short, I yanked on a drawer too hard and it got displaced on the sliders, I ended up getting it off them completely, in the process some parts fell out and I believe the right slider is ...
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How do I stop my recliner from scratching wood floor

I have hardwood floors and recently purchased a recliner. The recliner slides around on the hardwood floor. Is there a product that will stop the recliner from sliding and more importantly stop it ...
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How can I find the part to fix this bookshelf?

I have a bookshelf with a broken part, but don't know what this kind of bookshelf is called or what the part is called. The bookshelf has glass doors that slide up and in: Each door has a catch (if ...
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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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Can I remove this mold by myself?

I am living in a single room-appartment that has one window, a kitchen unit with no steam outlet/exhaust hood, and a bathroom with no windows but an (albeit small) ventilated outlet above the shower. ...
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What is the name of this recliner couch screw holder?

My Recliner Couch is missing a few of these Pieces that hold the screw in place between the metals. I am trying to get some new ones but I don' know what they are called and where I can buy them. Any ...
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How can I change chair straw backing?

I have this chair with a straw backing. I would like to change the straw on my own since the places that do this work charge over $200. Is this something I can do on my own? If so, how can I search ...
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What are pros and cons of magnetic and mechanical door latch?

There such small latches that can be screwed up to cabinets wall and door. There two types: magnetic ones and mechanical (with a spring). Like this (magnetic): And this: Magnetic ones seem to be ...
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Feasibility of fixing unscrewable broken chair leg with hot glue/ other alternatives

This picture is the caption for a youtube video and the link for that video doesn't matter.My chair at home looks similar in its problem and I'm not going to give you photos of my furniture. I can't ...
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Why did my third coat of polyurethane finish “buckle”?

I'm refinishing a table I built about 10 years ago. I put 2 layers of gloss polyurethane down and sanded between coats. All was fine at this point. I gave it another light sanding and put a third ...
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How to automatically adjust furniture leg length

My patio slabs were not laid perfectly true, so the garden furniture (uPVC table and chairs) wobbles. The usual fix for this is to slip folded paper or card under a leg – but I would like a more long-...
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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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Way to lower the mattress inside a cot gracefully [closed]

I'm having a hard time transferring my son to his cot without waking him - the moment I lower him into the cot, he wakes up. If I can raise the mattress inside the cot, and then lower it slowly ...
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How can I update this very stubborn antique bed frame so the mattress fits properly?

How stubborn you ask? Well the bed frame has three issues, but really only one and the other two are only a result of the first: The rails are too short. Not by much, maybe an inch. Maybe even less....
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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 do I drill holes for “cam nuts”?

The manuals I've seen for (cheaper) furniture refers to a cam nut and a cam bolt. Examples of them can be seen for purchase on Amazon. I've recently decided I'd like to build my own desk and believe ...
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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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What is type of screw is this?

This cylinder-like screw is screwed into an opening on the inside of a table. It basically "locks" into the screw that is facing down from the top. Kind of like this: I'm trying to get them out, yet ...
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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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How do I repaint furniture?

I've purchased this cabinet recently and would like to know if there is a way to paint it white? It is described as: Frame Material: Hardwood Wood Finish: Painted Finish: Painted (...
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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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What options are available to hide a TV in the bedroom?

I'm having a wardrobe fitted in the master bedroom of our house, and I'm in a bit of a conundrum as to where I'm going to put the TV. The room itself isn't big, when the wardrobe's fitted it will ...
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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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Paint vs polyurethane durability

For an indoor project that is likely to get bumped, knocked, etc. (e.g., door or window casing, cabinets, built-in bookshelves, etc.), should one expect that a good quality paint will resist chipping ...
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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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