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loose leaf on dining room table

I have an old table with multiple leaves. When the leaves are in, on one end of the basic table, the leaf fits tightly. On the other end, no matter how you push it in, as soon as you let go, the end ...
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How can I make seamless upholstered chair pads?

I want to make a chair pad that is smooth wood on the bottom and seamless padded upholstery on top. How do I handle the cloth/wood interface? The simplest option is to wrap the cloth around the ...
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Replacement swivel for swing-top reading table

Ten years ago I got a Levenger swing-top wooden reading table. This is a chair-side reading table whose flat oval-shaped top can be swung horizontally over my chair to serve as a stable platform for ...
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Where can I get unusual dowel/shelf bracket sizes? [closed]

I need to put up shelves inside a custom shelving unit. However, the original toggles that held up the shelves were lost in a move. I was thinking dowels but I've been told that the originals were ...
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Dresser drawers getting stuck

I've got a dresser whose drawers get stuck and won't open. Nothing is blocking them, they just seem to get stuck on the runners. None of the runners seem loose or damaged, so I don't really know what'...
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All Leather Sofa Creases [closed]

My new all-leather sofa came in a few days ago. The inside fill is polyfoam. The cushions and armrest did not have any creases or wrinkles on it. However, after sitting on it a couple of times, ...
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Would removing the back-board of cupboards help against mould/mold?

Would removing the back-board of cupboards help against mould/mold? In our new (to us) semi-basement flat we have a relatively small condensation problem, generally behind cupboards... kitchen ...
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How to remove bird droppings from woven patio furniture?

We have a set of patio furniture with a steel frame, but a loosely woven cloth seating surface. Since we live in a very wooded area, a chair was recently dive-bombed. I have a bucket and scrub-brush - ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I make table legs from planks to support a heavy table top?

I plan on building a 9' by 5' table top using solid wood. My material is limited to 4/4 lumber (1 inch thick) and 8/4 lumber (2 inches thick). The widths and lengths are random (I haven't bought the ...
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Some advice about reconstructing a design on a kitchen wardrobe

Good day everyone! I am a novice when it comes to home improvement and therefore I am looking for a (cheap )solution for the following problem. In the house that I rent there are some kitchen ...
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Hand tools for cutting glued boards to size?

I'm a complete novice to woodworking - I have a few plans in mind (tables and such like) that involve gluing boards to make tops, sides and so forth. My idea is to glue boards to make panels larger ...
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Ways to make table top removable from base/legs

I just finished my first wood project and it's a farmhouse table. I am going to be bringing this to college and I need a way to make the top removable from the base so it wont be so challenging to ...
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When there is no room to stabilize a nut, what then?

I have an electric chair that someone cut the power cord and power pack from and are no longer accessible. I'm removing the motor and one of the bolts in the frame to it spins relentlessly along with ...
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How to refinish a rubberwood and veneer coffee table top?

A part of the rubberwood and veneer coffee table got damaged and I would like to learn what are the tools and materials used to refinish/fix this type of issue. The manufacturer says that it's a '...
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Board on top of computer desk drawers blocking 2 cam locks because incorrectly installed upside down. Smashing and removing board cause instability?

I am disassembling a computer desk for a move. I think that removing the cam locks would remove the top of the desk. The problem is that there's a board on top of the drawers that is blocking 2 cam ...
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What is the best way to fix a large rectangular shaped glass table top?

It's a 48in wide x 84 or 96in long x 1/2in thick. It broke pretty clean down the middle widthwise. Also it has an arched wooden base with 2 arms arching outwards (one on either side) in the outer ...
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Weight bearing glass furniture [closed]

I've seen some furniture (beds, tables, media units) that are made of wood but sit on glass legs. See this bed with glass legs. The glass legs are usually rectangular and appears to be double ...
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How can I reinforce an entertainment stand for an aquarium?

I just moved into a new apartment, and I'd like to get an aquarium. Space is tight so I'd like to use this entertainment stand: I would like a 20 gallon aquarium (I'm told 10 gallon ones are too ...
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Stress analysis for a wall mounted table/desk

I need to build a wall mounted table/desk. I've done my calculation (full stress analysis) and I've moved all forces to the mounting points but now I'm stuck because I don't know how much would those ...
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What tools and techniques do I need to recreate this piece of furniture? (pic in description)

I don't plan on making a chest of drawers but am interested in the techniques involved so I could apply them to other furniture. EDIT: close up picture
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Is this ladder bookcase design strong enough to hold printers?

I have been looking for a shelf system to store my printers and other misc. items next to my desk. After looking around at various hardware stores, office supply stores, Ikea, Amazon, and even second ...
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Using wood filler on garden furniture

I want to repair some weather battered garden table, bench and chair set. It has had some in places, so I will be replacing the severely rotten sections, and scraping out the rot from the partially ...
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How Should I Store Antique Furniture?

I have some fairly large/heavy antique wood furniture (ranging from 30-90 years old) that I need to store in an in-ground unfinished basement, potentially for a few years. At the moment it's mainly ...
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What design should I use for a desk that is only around 1' deep? [closed]

I have a small apartment. I have an empty wall space that is approximately 1 foot 'deep' as it butts up to what I would call a "room divider" wall. I want to use this space for an office desk. I need ...
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What is the standard distance between a table and a banquette?

We just moved into a new condo that has a small area (43"x120") off the kitchen that I am thinking of converting to a dining nook with a narrow table. Considering the dimensions, it seems ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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i want to know the name of a table [closed]

i want to buy a table like this, but I don't know the name. Somebody help?
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Recipe for a 2m x 1m concrete working plane

I'd like to create working plane from concrete to be put on a support and be used as desk. The dimension should be 1m x 2m and the thickness will depend on recommendations. It should support 150 kg. ...