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How do I reinforce a 96in long, 42in deep, 3/4in thick desk?

Currently the desk is on two particle board legs from an Ikea style desk and I've reinforced it somewhat. But I have since upgraded to a larger monitor and can see my efforts has not faired too well. ...
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Best glue for curved veneer

I have older wood bedroom furniture whose veneers have come undone. I'd like to re-glue them with the strongest glue possible that can withstand temperatures of about 40-110 degree Fahrenheit. The ...
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Does this Desk draft seem sufficently sturdy

I am trying to design a 96" x 25" desk using 1.5" thick butcher block and 3/4" galvanized steel pipe. I would be using this as a craft desk, to hold a 50lbs pc, and a small ...
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How should I repair this stool leg?

This old oak stool has a snapped leg. This point of the leg is narrower and therefore vulnerable. A repair would need to be strong in order for the stool to be functional. It does match perfectly when ...
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Loft Beds w/ Desks - Mattress Support?

I am building two loft beds with desks under them for my 6 and 8 year olds. My question is will the mattress hold safely? It is 3/4" plywood (75" x 55") with 3x 1" x 4" slats ...
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Improvement for a wood desk

Hello I want to attach this metal mesh grid panel to a wood desk which has a shelf on top, I plan to hang things like keychains and cables on it. The mesh did not come with anything used to attach it ...
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How can I make this X-legged table more stable?

I bought a heavy (100kg) slab of wood and feet from a nice company. There is a problem though: when I push the table on the small side, the table oscillates for several seconds. The amplitude of the ...
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Time to get rid of Rust-Oleum Textured Stone spray paint finish on wood

About 30 years ago I used Rust-Oleum spray paint to put a textured fake stone finish on a wooden nightstand for my young son's room. (It worked with this decor, trust me.) Now I want to be able to ...
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How to paint this wooden cabinet to make it look like new?

I want to paint these wooden cabinets (in bathroom) which are in terrible shape paint wise. I am not sure what they painted it with. Looks like a clear coat or something like that. Any ideas what to ...
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Choosing materials for an outdoor storage box

I'm planning to build an L-shaped storage box to keep outside, and I'm interested in your thoughts on suitable materials. It'd look like two steps of a staircase, with the top of each step liftable ...
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How to fix this cupboard knob back?

The threads in the door knob have worn out (stripped threads) and the knob came off. I am not sure how to fix it back other than supergluing it back on. What is the right way to fix it? I am thinking ...
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I am wanting to make a litter box enclosure but I don't have any power tools or knowledge [closed]

I am just wondering how I can put a kitty entrance in the side of the cabinet I am using without a jigsaw or any power tool of any sort. I also want to add shelving above the cabinet for storage but I ...
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Removing laminate glue

I inherited a antique wood table and would like to remove the laminate that was added to it. I know how to get the laminate off, but what is the best way to remove the glue from the wood?
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Fix shiny spot after fixing scratch with rubbing nut oil

My dining room table was scratched and my research said to try to fix this by rubbing a fresh nut into the scratch. Most guides said walnuts, but I had pecans and saw that people said to try that as ...
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I have a "Writing Desk with Glass Cabinet" for which I cannot unlock the closing fold-out desk

Best I remember I locked it with the key that works to lock/unlock the glass cabinet (don't remember having another key). The key will turn all the way to the right but only partially to the left. I ...
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How can I repair this table?

I recently inherited a table. It is rather heavy with a solid maple top. Two of its legs have failed at their attachment points (one was fastened with a hanger bolt and the other with a machine bolt &...
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Filling gaps in polished wood table

I have a really nice polished wood table (not sure exactly what wood, sorry), which has some gaps in various places (see photos below). As we use it as a kitchen table, it's not great as all the ...
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Dining Table Chair Repair

Some years ago, I purchased a set of dining table chairs. Alas, despite being happy with them in other ways, they are not well made. After a few months of normal use (pulling them out, sitting in ...
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Water based stain and polyester. Causing streaks and blotches in the stain blotches [closed]

Why does the w/b polyurathane loosen the stain and make it move and create blotches in the stain. I am using varathane stain and polyurethane
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Unusual bookcase structure

I've seen the following bookcases while I was on holiday, and I'd like to make something similar myself. However, I'm puzzled about the structure of the bookcase. It looks like the vertical side ...
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Strange, intermittently consistent chirping/creaking noise from wooden pallet(s) [duplicate]

I recently acquired 4 wooden pallets to make my couch out of. I sanded them down slightly and at that point they seemed fairly dry and in good condition to me. To be noted, they had been sitting ...
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What kind of hinges to use?

I have few panels on the wall (that hide electricity, internet, heating) that I wish to hide and came up with following sketch (sorry if it is not very clear, was using sketchup for the first time): ...
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Is there a way to fix Lacquered kitchen cabinets?

In the house I'm renting the kitchen has these kind of red colored kitchen furniture. Parts of the doors have lost bits of the colored layer. My question is what would any of you do to fix it? Is ...
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Ikea bookshelf is wobbly after assembly. How can I stabilize it?

I assembled this bookshelf from Ikea, and it is unstable - the top part can move left and right. This remains so when I put the inner shelves in place, so I fear they might be unstable too. I ...
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How to fix scratches on dining table

See attached picture of my dining table surface. How can I fix scratches (shown by red arrows) and make it look new again ? Do I need to stain it again ?
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Can’t get my paint to be smoother on my wood desk what am I doing wrong?

https://i.stack.imgur.com/gZvtw.jpg I’ve been trying to paint this desk I’m putting together but can’t get the paint to look smooth. Using Kilz 3 primer and an acrylic satin paint (what the paint ...
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Mounting suggestions for 1/4 inch plywood shelf back

I have a custom shelf that I built to sit on a desk top but now I want to mount it on the wall. The backing is 1/4 inch plywood. The shelf weighs about 17 pounds and will hold anywhere from 10-20 ...
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Joining two 2x4 as legs to two 1x6

I am building an elevated garden bed and I need to know what kind of joint will joint would make the structure least wobbly and provide most optimal load bearing capacity. I'm planning on joining two ...
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What do you call this captive bolt fixing (UK)?

There's a captive bolt (or in this particular case - headless bolt that screws into socket in the frame) and there's a sort of angled brace piece that gets tightened against the cavity and then a long ...
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help disassembling old wooden bed frame

I am trying to disassemble a bed frame and am having difficulty. Can anyone make sense of how this would be done? I removed a nut/washer from the bolt and was trying to turn the 'screw' as I figured ...
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Hinge to lift up & out for an inset lid [closed]

I'm creating a new lid for my TV lift. I had one made a while ago, but the guy used a cheap piano hinge that was ever so slightly off, so one corner of the lid poked up out of the surface and it drove ...
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two-part fastener for right-angle wood connections

I have some furniture which is missing a screw/nut pair used for fastening two pieces of wood together at a right angle. The screw is 45mm long and 5mm wide, and it's paired with some kind of nut with ...
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Dark water stains on wood

How do I get dark water stains out of wood? Do I have to sand it? I accidentally left a cup on this Antique wooden buffet and it left a dark round mark that also is kind of white. I'm currently hiding ...
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Picnic bench unstable

My old picnic is unstable, especially when people are sitting on it. I think it moves because the holes that the carriage bolts go through have expanded so there is some wiggle room for the bolts (...
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Why are there dark patches on my oiled tigerwood handles?

I have sanded some tigerwood furniture handles. All the varnish seemed to be removed. I then oiled them with danish oil. However, some odd dark patches have appeared after oiling. The surface doesn’t ...
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Joining two desktops - options

I have an office-style desk, with a 25mm thick wooden top. I know it is fake-wood because there's edge trim around the lot. But its not enough surface area, so I wish to abut a "return" in ...
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Bracing a broken bedframe

I have an Ikea bed made from some type of particle board. As shown below, the main rail running on one side from the head to the foot of the bed has cracked. Of course, the usual advice for such "...
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Bend wooden bedframe back into shape?

I have a wooden bed frame, for which one of the sides is very slightly bent out (as shown in the picture). I would like to get it straightened because the slight bending out means that the slats that ...
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Should additional bed slats fit over or around the existing spacer blocks?

There are 10 slats (~108cm length, ~9cm width, ~3.5cm thickness) on my bed right now spaced at ~11.2cm. Unfortunately, these slats are spaced too far apart and will void my hybrid (pocket spring with ...
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Built-in shelves brackets

I'm planning built-in shelves with a design similar to the pictures belwo. Building the shelves is straightforward to me but I'm not sure how to do the installation and/or what kinds of "...
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will teak oil protect outdoor furniture from cracking?

I have some old adirondack chairs that I got at yard sales. I oiled them all with teak oil last summer. Now I'm reading that I didn't need to save that teak oil just preserves color, not integrity. I ...
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Fill gap on wood shelves?

How can I fill this gap in my diy shelves? I’ll be using wood screws to secure the shelf. The gap’s less than 1/4”. I was thinking of using pieces of wine cork to even the weight.
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How to glue back a piece of wood (particle board) that fell from my kitchen cupboard?

As seen in the attached images, a piece of wood fell my from my kitchen cupboard, leaving behind a trace of something that looks like a red dried glue. (I don't have much experience with DIY and have ...
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13ft wide desk/workbench with only one leg

This question is much like: how to "float" a large desk (3000mm x 720mm x 40mm) between walls but somewhat different (mainly, significantly wider). I want to build a desk that is 13ft wide, ...
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Simple rustic DIY bunk bed, but is the plan safe?

I plan to build a bunk bed for a tiny cabin, used on occasional remote outings. I've slept in ones like this so I know what I am getting into, but I want to make sure my plan is not too rickety. I ...
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How to attach a drawer without screwing?

In my rented flat, I have a kitchen table that has a gap beneath it with another surface underneath, as shown in the picture (it is open on both sides) I would like to put a drawer in this gap for ...
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Does spacing of screws matter for the holding strength?

I'm attaching a TV wall mount which is shown in the image to external studs that I will install in front of the wall. Does it matter for the holding strength which holes on the TV mount I use, those ...
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What material can I put on my wood kitchen island to make the surface smooth and waterproof?

We have this relatively low cost high top dining table that we've turned into our kitchen island. It's been working out great so far but the tables surface is ridged and has a lot of divots that don't ...
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Safe assembly of antique Italian four poster bed frame

I've assembled this bed frame and am not sure how to make it sturdy enough for use. I have this 100+ year-old Italian bed frame that I've inherited from my parents. They used it for decades and it ...
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Help to identify and remove mold on wooden-furniture

A couple of months ago I found a lot of small yellow solid dots on the shelves of the bookcase in my bedroom. As it was an old piece of furniture, so I took the chance to buy a new one. I carefully ...
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