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How to reassemble this folding table

The top of this folding table was rotted. I have replacements for the two pieces. There are no pins holding the parts together, so once the top was removed the original arrangement fell apart. The ...
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Spots on top of small curio cabinet

Does anyone know what caused spots on the curio cabinet in picture and how to eliminate those spots
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Is their a kind of nut to use when a screw is too short?

Trying to replace the handles on a chest of drawers and the 'new' handles are a touch to short for the thickness of the wood to get a normal nut on the end. Is there a Tee nut type thing that can ...
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Oak (and waxed) furniture over-sprayed with car-paint. How to restore?

My great-grandfather was a furniture maker about a 100 years ago. I salvaged some of his original work from my deceased uncle's attic. Unfortunately 2 items where spray-painted with black car-paint in ...
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Spot repair wood surface of dresser

We had a sock with those little rubber/sticky grips sitting on this dresser for a while now. This evening after a doing a whole house cleaning I happened to notice a small spot on the dresser and ...
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Should I tilt my DIY self-standing bookshelf backwards to prevent it falling down?

Context I intend to build a self-standing bookshelf using 18mm-thick, CNC-router-cut plywood. The bookshelf is made of nested planks, and entirely fits a 35cm-deep recess in my wall. Following ...
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How to secure a stacked ikea kura bed

So I have 2 kura beds I want to stack them on top of each other. Something similar to image below. My question is how do I secure it. It will just be 1 bed, so the top kura bed will not have to ...
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Removing Threaded Socket from Wood Chair Leg

I need to replace the casters on a wood dining chair. I was able to remove the threaded casters. I am not able to remove the threaded caster sockets. There is no lip to pry them out. Is there a tool ...
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Can you drill through Titebond 3 wood glue without breaking its seal?

I have a wooden table that I bought broken and have attempted to fix. I have used Titebond 3 to glue the broken foot back onto the leg. What concerns me is that Titebond 3 states on the bottle that ...
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What's this furniture component called? Metal dowel pin with hole?

I have a set of mid-century modern dining chairs. The seat is supported in four corners by four metal dowel pins that insert into the legs, but have a hole in them for a screw to pull the seat down ...
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Wooden piece without a screw hole - is this correct?

This is my first DIY, so please forgive me if my question sounds very naive. I have a whole set of furniture's coming in, so I need to get this bed-side table right! I am trying to set this up and I ...
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Easy Chair Long Screw needs to be tight [closed]

I have an easy arm chair that I bought from Ikea. Recently its extra-long-screw that used to be on the sides of the chair got loosened somehow. I tried to tight it by force but it is like super loose ...
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How do I attach a gate where the swing end is 90 degrees to the wall?

I have a gate which fits neatly between two walls running between my house and the next door neighbour. For now, I have tethered the swing end with a simple loop of rope which tags onto a hook ...
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How to determine the type of finish used on a piece of furniture?

I have a table that I want to add another clear-coat layer to (to smooth and level without sanding). It's already stained and sealed, so I want to choose a clear-coat (polyurethane, lacquer, epoxy) ...
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What is the proper way to sand live edge piece of wood in preparation for a polyurethane finish?

I have debarked a live edge walnut slab. Since the edge is rough and not flat, how would one properly sand that live edge without killing all of the subtle contours of that live edge. All of the ...
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How to trim a cut on a hollow core tabletop edge?

I have a hollow core tabletop, which is too wide for where it will go. I'd like to cut it into two pieces. What is a good way to finish the cut edge? Or is it just easier not to bother and get a ...
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How to repair scratches by utility knife on wooden dinner table?

The wood is the fake kind, not actual wood, found in cheap furnture. The scratches were made by a cutter knife.
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Substitute for low-profile rotating casters

Children's bed came with two underbed drawers that move using fixed caster wheels (see picture below). Due to the location of the bed, I would like to install rotating caster wheels on one of the two ...
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How can I handle dry-looking areas in the table I'm refinishing?

I've stripped and sanded my dining room table, and have put down 5 coats of minwax gloss one step (classic oak color) lightly sanding between coats. The problem I'm having is that there are small ...
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Plane board sides evenly before joining

I'm joining 4 rough-cut boards together to make a work table. There's about an inch of variation in width on each side of the board, so I have to plane the sides before gluing them together. How can ...
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Move around table with attached legs

I have a table that has the legs drill-attached to the surface. The surface and the whole table is quite heavy. What is the best way to move the table around a room if 1) it is not very easy to lift ...
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refinishing an old coffee table

I have never worked with wood before, and this is going to be my first DIY wood project. I did a significant amount of research, but still have questions as I don't want to damage a piece of furniture ...
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What is the name of this combination of screw and rotating metal piece that locks it?

I recently self assembled a wooden furniture and had to use these parts: They are used to connect boards at 90 degrees to each other. The screw is screwed into one board and the lock is embedded in ...
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Most reasonable way to raise desk by 4 inches

I have this desk, and I love it so far. It's a big desk and pretty sturdy for being extremely cheap and made of particle board. My problem with it is it being 4" shorter than my last desk, which I ...
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Repair espresso stained oak furniture

One of those kids glow in the dark bracelets leaked overnight onto our nightstand and it dissolved the finish. I sanded it down to what I thought was bare wood, but the new stain is not taking very ...
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What kind of peg is this?

I moved to a new apartment last week and as luck would have it, one of the pegs that holds up a shelf in my bookcase went missing and I'm looking for a replacement. What kind of peg is this? All the ...
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What 4x4 lumber is appropriate for a skybed lounger swing?

I am going to build a sky bed lounger. ( a 4-pod swing made from a trampoline) I have the 4 point steel bracket that needs 4x4 wood in each slot. It looks like this: I would like this to hold a 6-...
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Is this 'Ant Killer' effective to kill carpet moth? [closed]

I've noticed a few moth flying around a carpeted area as well as some possibly larvae. I already have this ant killer powder and wondering if it would be effective for the moth and other insects? The ...
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Permanently marking a table after finishing

I just finished building a patio table that has a satin spar varnish finish. It turned out well but now my wife is asking if there is a way for my boys to permanently write their names or initials on ...
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Connecting a 2x4 and 4x4 post

I am looking to build this table. The design is simple and I like the basic style. I do not have a Kreg Jig to drill pocket holes to attach the 2x4 rails to the legs. How else could I secure these ...
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Removing an unkown woodstain

So I purchased a new desk last weekend, and it needs a bit of restoration before I can use it. I would estimate it to be around 80-100 years old (but could be older). I am fairly sure the finish ...
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Is fumigated barn wood safe for indoor use?

I have purchased a repurposed piece of barn wood (a beam). It was kiln-dried and fumigated by the company that sold it to me. I mentioned the beam to a friend who is experienced with wood work and ...
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How can I find the centre of a round table?

I was building a round table with a single pole in the middle. I have the round table top, a base, a pole and a mount to go under the table. The mount has a hole in the middle for the pole and then ...
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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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Replacing Furniture Cam Dowel & Lock Pin

I have a wooden dresser in perfect condition, which started to come apart. When I looked closely it seems the cam locks started to crack causing the drawers to fall apart. I have searched all major ...
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Natural Oak Table Top - Removing accumulated crud without damage

I have an oak dining table that is made of horizontally laminated blocks, not "butcher block" since the end grain is not at the top. It had a natural oil finish. Over the years it has been used ...
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Protecting outdoor plywood table

I have a small balcony on which air conditioning units are placed. My wife would like me to build a table over the air units, where she can grow flowers, herbs and veggies. Using what I have ...
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How to put 5/8" oak dowels into holes which are just barely the right size?

I've got a handful of oak dowels (ok, a lot) and holes that are both 5/8" in diameter, the problem is that the dowels are just barely too big for the holes. I'm trying to figure out easy ways to ...
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Noisy bed after being painted

I just painted my wooden Ikea bed a few days ago, and it is now way more noisy than it used to be. Is it something that will go away with time, and is there something I can do to make is less noisy? ...
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Storage Bench Possible with 3/4" Plywood/MDF?

Is it possible to make the storage bench below using only wood glue, screws, and 3/4-inch plywood or MDF? The only requirement is that it must support a 80lb kid sitting on it. 4.5" floor clearance ...
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Forgot washer when after building a desk

I just finish building a desk. I already drilled holes prematurely (not deep, the table top isnt pre-drilled) and force my screw to fully go in. It includes washers that is meant to be between the ...
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How can I strengthen an extra wide desk? [duplicate]

I am planning to build a desk that is nearly 12 feet wide to support 3 computers. There will be two cabinets on both ends, and if possible I would prefer to not need a 3rd cabinet or post in 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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How to build a removable bench for a sit-in window?

I'm prepping for my next home improvement project and it's going to be building a custom bench to effectively create a sit-in window. It's really just a normal window but we have installed bookcases ...
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How would you create a high gloss finish on furniture?

From a smooth lacquered finish like this: To a high gloss like this: How would I get create a finish like the picture above when starting with a smooth lacquer finished piece of furniture (i.e. IKEA ...
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Furniture part identification

Can anyone identify this furniture part? It's used in my Danish Modern style cabinet to hold the upper cabinet in place. The middle brass part has female threads on both sides. The ends are screws. ...
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Rules to make a box stable, hard to tilt

I have already built a cube-shaped box out of some wood panels I had lying around. It is perfectly solid, I can push it from every side and it will not tilt. The next box should be not cube-shaped ...
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How do you get the board foot of special shapes

How do I calculate the board foot of different shapes other than squares and rectangles? To be more specific, I want to learn to calculate for trapezoids, triangles, cylinders. I dont know much about ...
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Can you create wood conditioner from DIY wood sealant?

I'm working on staining an old bookshelf, and I've worked on creating my own DIY wood stain and sealant (save money + no VOCs + Feels good). I created my own wood stain already by using steel wool and ...
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Raised oak grain after 3 coats of acrylic polyurethane

I'm refinishing an oak table top. Got it sanded down smooth, stained, then applied 3 coats of Benjamin Moore Stays Clear acrylic polyurethane, lightly sanding between coats. But after the 2nd coat I ...