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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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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 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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How could our sliding mirror doors have cracked so easily?

I purchased and installed a set of sliding mirror doors 2 weeks ago. In the space of two weeks all four of the doors have developed cracks in them. A couple of them are at least a foot long. I have ...
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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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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 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 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 ...
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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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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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How to repair the leg of a computer chair

I have an office computer chair whose leg broke, there is a huge crack along the plastic, and it bends, but its still attached. I tried using hot glue and duct tape, but it breaks apart again because ...
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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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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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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 repair hole that the chair leg screws into

My upholstered chair has one leg that will not screw into the chair base because the hole is too big and it looks as though the screw that was in the chair base is gone, making it impossible to screw ...
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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 can I make a park bench more sturdy?

I purchased a park bench for my patio But it's a little on the flimsy side and I'm afraid someone is going to throw themselves down on it and it's going to break. In what way can I strengthen 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 are the advantages and disadvantages of nails and dowel pins?

I'm planning to build some cubbies and drawers based on the design in the picture in a closet in my house. I'm planning to use plywood for most of it. I've seen some designs use glue and dowel ...
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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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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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How to loosen a nut when bolt and nut move together?

I have a sofabed whose back is fixed to the bed by bolt and nut. When I try to loosen the nut by wrench, the bolt and nut move together. There are no rust. How shall I loosen the nut? Update: the ...
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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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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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T-Nuts for Granite/Plywood table?

I have a 30"x50"x3/4" granite slab that I would like to use for a table. I'm thinking of putting 5/8" plywood underneath (20"x40"?) and before mounting the granite on top, inserting a few T-Nuts for ...
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Furniture pads for furniture legs…always comes off, how to remedy this?

I don't want to scratch my wooden floors so I'm using adhesive felt pads (circular ones) for chair legs, sofa legs, etc. HOWEVER, they all seem to start to slide off and eventually need to be ...
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Fix loose screw in sofa leg

One of my sofa's metal legs now has a loose screw such that I can't screw it in properly to the sofa. Possibly broken as a result of moving. Is there any way to fix it or at least a band-aid solution ...
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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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What does code say about powered semi-permanent furniture?

I like to build things, and I've been drafting up plans for a headboard for quite a while now. One of the things I want my headboard to have is a number of outlets, since laying on my bed is where I ...
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How to 'fix' a twisted murphy door?

I'm new to woodworking and I am building a bookshelf door. The bookshelf is constructed of hardwood. I mounted it, and the measurements and square look good, but it seems that the surface I used to ...
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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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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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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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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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