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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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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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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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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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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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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. ...
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How to clean up old steel table edge?

Got an old drafting table and there's wood stain and adhesive stuck on the edge: http://imgur.com/a/zyaJ0 How can I remove the layer of gunk and clean it up a bit? Obviously removing the edge would ...
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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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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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How do you explain wood grain? [closed]

I'm new to this topic. What would be a simple explanation of wood grain? When you look at a wooden table or wooden panel, how can you describe it in terms of what you see?
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What is the easiest way for me to get a sliding keyboard for my desk? [closed]

I'm very inexperienced with furniture, so I'd prefer an option that can work for inexperienced people. Basically I'm wondering - is it easier to buy a desk first, and then buy a separate sliding ...
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A tool to separate a wardrobe to a wall [closed]

I have a 2.3 meters wall with a 2.0 meters IKEA PAX wardrobe against it. The wardrobe lean on the wall from its left side and from its "behind" side, and thus there is a 30cm (11.8" I think) gap on ...
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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 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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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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How can I create inexpensive storage? [closed]

Do you know of any origami techniques or related cheap alternatives to save or store things like socks, kitchen stuff or other small objects without having to buy heavy and expensive furniture?

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