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Dog-Proof Bedroom Trash Can

My dog is good at jumping, climbing, and loves to eat literal garbage trash. I'm sexually active, have a roommate, uh....there are reasons I need a trash can in my bedroom that my dog ABSOLUTELY CANNOT GET INTO. What are my options? [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on Jun 27, 2016 - 28 answers

Most bang for 500 bucks at Pottery Barn?

I have a gift certificate for $500 at Pottery Barn. I never shop there because it's so expensive! And every time I look at item, I think to myself, "It's ridiculous to spend that much on something." However, we are moving into a new house and need many household items. If I could be convinced that something is really worth the money, I would have an easier time using this gift certificate. What is the most efficient use of $500 at Pottery Barn? [more inside]
posted by enzymatic on Jun 20, 2016 - 14 answers

bedroom furniture?!

What bedroom furniture goes with this bed? [more inside]
posted by aaanastasia on Jun 6, 2016 - 11 answers

Shipping things halfway across the world

I have an antique armchair that lives in Vancouver and I want to know if it is feasible to move it to Berlin. What's a reasonable amount to expect to pay to have it shipped? Also, if I have some boxes full of things what's the best way to send them? [more inside]
posted by anybodys on Jun 3, 2016 - 3 answers

Can a beginner make a table without screwing up irreplaceable wood?

I have enough surface wood from an old velodrome to make a smallish coffee table or a large endtable - inspired by this beauty. I'd use the surface wood for the table surface, and mount it on... something. But though I'm reasonably handy, I have no experience woodworking. [more inside]
posted by entropone on May 25, 2016 - 18 answers

Signs of quality in a wood bed frame

I need a new bed frame, and I found one that's hitting a lot of my buzzwords: it's hand-made from locally-sourced hardwood by a small business. And at $280 (Canadian) for a queen, it's less expensive than comparable beds from IKEA. So I'm assuming it's made by someone in their garage. How can I tell if it's well made? [more inside]
posted by Banknote of the year on May 22, 2016 - 7 answers

Is a hanging dining table a terrible idea?

I am thinking of hanging my dining table from the ceiling with a winch and lowering it down when needed. Is this a great idea or a terrible one? [more inside]
posted by any portmanteau in a storm on May 17, 2016 - 46 answers

How to protect a desk

We just bought an antique wooden desk for our living room -- mostly for our young son to do arts & crafts, etc., and eventually homework. The desk surface isn't in pristine condition, but we want to protect it from my son and from our cats. We could get a piece of glass cut to fit, but the desk was $275 and glass would probably be $100+, so we don't want to spend that much. Someone suggested Plexiglas, but I'm not sure if that would stay flat and/or look nice. Suggestions?
posted by trillian on May 16, 2016 - 16 answers

Tips for turning a new apartment into a Home?

My fiancee and I are moving to a new city/apartment this summer. Our current place never really felt like a home; it was a temporary, pre-furnished living situation and we made it work for us for a couple of years. Now that we're moving and buying adult furniture and all that jazz, we want our next place to feel like our Home. So, AskMeFi....How do we do this well? What do you wish you knew when you first moved into your home?
posted by sdis on Apr 13, 2016 - 23 answers

Bookcase in corner?

I have a bookcase in the corner of my room. I want to replace it with a taller one. Is there a safe way to anchor it given that it's not against a flat wall? Do I need to anchor it at all? [more inside]
posted by capricorn on Mar 28, 2016 - 20 answers

Exp.with renting furniture?

Hi; Thinking of getting a couch & love seat at a rental place. Has anyone gone down this route before? If so,please share your exp doing this-the bad & good. I know of I rent it full term that I will pay prob double. Thank you :-)
posted by LOOKING on Mar 12, 2016 - 8 answers

Painting a dresser indoors

Pinterest and lifestyle blogs have led me to make an ambitious and very misguided decision to buy an unfinished and unpainted dresser for my bedroom. Well, I forgot I am useless at DIY projects and also have no clue on how to paint ANYTHING. [more inside]
posted by theappleonatree on Mar 10, 2016 - 11 answers

Are there styles of furniture that are always in fashion?

Most of my furniture at this point consists of hand me downs from family or pieces purchased cheaply at Target or IKEA and I'm looking to start acquiring some higher quality furniture that I actually enjoy aesthetically. Since I plan on keeping these pieces for a very long time, what I want to know is this: Is there a style (or styles) of furniture that never go out of fashion? [more inside]
posted by Schwartz on Mar 8, 2016 - 25 answers

I am not good at things and I broke my tv cabinet. Help!

I managed to drop a tv and scrape the hell out of the entertainment center. The TV is sadly a lost cause, but I would love to salvage the furniture. Suggestions? Pics: 1, 2, 3
posted by LittleMissCranky on Mar 7, 2016 - 3 answers

What kind of chair is this?

I'd like to know what kind of chair this is (scroll down a bit till you see the black&white pendleton dutch mid-century chair). Obviously the upholstery job is a custom thing, but if possible I'd love to figure out the designer/make/model of this chair so I can hunt one down for myself.
posted by matt_od on Feb 19, 2016 - 5 answers

Seeking inexpensive wooden Adirondak chair kits, where I assemble them.

My condo association has been purchasing plastic chairs for our common areas, and they break and/or they get broken by vandals. Long story short -- one chair fell apart yesterday, injured a condo owner, now the plastic chairs are gone. Which is a good thing. I've offered to build chairs out of wood -- they won't break, harder to vandalize, chained down they can't be stolen. [more inside]
posted by dancestoblue on Feb 17, 2016 - 14 answers

is this dresser too good to be true? in other words, is it bedbugs?

I found a dresser on the sidewalk in Brooklyn yesterday, the 30th. I rushed to take it, since it appeared to be of very high quality and, having recently moved, I needed one! Now, I'm paranoid I may have exposed myself to bedbugs - not because of any obvious empirical evidence, but because the risk in New York City is purportedly so high, and the piece could have been thrown out because of an infestation. (It could also have been the casualty of a move.) The only possible visual sign of any infestation is here, in the base of the dresser: http://imgur.com/ARBrX3K This white substance scattered and disappeared when I tried to scoop a bit of it up with some paper. I think it's probably wood shavings from the dresser itself; an extensive search turned up no obvious signs of droppings, shed skins, the things themselves. But this white, salt-like substance does not seem altogether inconsistent with eggs. Should I get this thing out of my apartment immediately?
posted by barbudo on Jan 31, 2016 - 11 answers

Can you find the DIY couch instructions with the funny setup?

Several years ago I found some instructions for building your own (banquette style, I think) seating out of plywood, foam, etc. What sticks out in my memory was the author introducing the need for new furniture. It was something like this: 'I loaned my apartment to some filmmakers for a shoot. After the fact, I discovered they made porn, and you can guess what they used my couch for. (They had sex on it.) Obviously I need new furniture.' Can you track down this page?
posted by Monochrome on Jan 29, 2016 - 2 answers

Similar if not same clothes rack but in different country

Hi all, I've fallen in love with this bamboo clothes rack from Argos but unfortunately they only ship within the UK. Do any of you happen to know a smiliar or same item from a different store, one that would ship to Berlin in Germany where I currently reside? Many thanks, hive!
posted by mrsh on Jan 24, 2016 - 6 answers

How can I sanitize my home theater riser?

After a sewage line back-up disaster in the house were renting, is there any way for me to sanitize the riser I built for our screening room? [more inside]
posted by mboszko on Jan 22, 2016 - 5 answers

Calling all Internet super-sleuths... help me find this umbrella base!

Sam's Club used to sell these umbrella bases in-store. I can't find them anymore. I'd love to know the manufacturer so that I could order ten or twenty (even direct from China). However, I'm not only unable to find these bases in-store, but I can't find anything like them anywhere else. Can a Google or manufacturing super-sleuth help me? [more inside]
posted by uncannyslacks on Jan 17, 2016 - 4 answers

Help me think through this furniture hack?

I want a small file cabinet with a numeric keypad or fingerprint lock rather than a key. [more inside]
posted by neat graffitist on Dec 30, 2015 - 10 answers

Oh for a bag of holding

My husband has about eleventy-billion Magic cards in various binders and boxes. He plays at our dining room table, and the area on and around it are cluttered with them. He wants access to all cards at all times, and our old house doesn't have any downstairs closets (because it was build before MTG was invented, I assume). I would really, really like to declutter the room, as it's both the first room guests see in the house and a place I would like to eat dinner again. [more inside]
posted by bibliowench on Dec 17, 2015 - 15 answers

More Pee-Wee's Playhouse than Pottery Barn

Where to find quirky home inspiration? [more inside]
posted by lunalaguna on Dec 17, 2015 - 12 answers

Buying new lighting fixtures

I'm replacing the outdated and ugly ceiling lighting fixtures in my place -- almost a dozen of them at once. Decor is simple and modern, with white walls and wood floors. I also really like Tiffany lamps and chandeliers although I don't usually go for ornate stuff. I'm new to decorating. Can you recommend some fixtures for me (with links)? [more inside]
posted by 3491again on Nov 19, 2015 - 7 answers

What is up with my couch?

Help me cure my sofa. [more inside]
posted by emmatrotsky on Nov 16, 2015 - 5 answers

Which chaise longue / reclining chair was at the Mumbai airport?

This chaise longue was found at terminal 2 of the Mumbai airport and turned out to be quite comfortable. Any ideas about the product/company/designer?
posted by UrbietOrbi on Nov 7, 2015 - 4 answers

What is this piece of furniture and how much should I ask for it?

If you were selling this thing on Craigslist, how would you describe it (like--what is it? what is its purpose? what era/style? etc.) and how much would you ask for it?
posted by HotToddy on Nov 5, 2015 - 21 answers

How much to claim for movers' furniture damage?

I've recently moved and my great-grandmother's dresser now has some significant new chips and one thing I'd call a gouge. :( The claim form from the movers says you can request a repair--or put down an amount of compensation you want. [more inside]
posted by bradamant on Oct 25, 2015 - 8 answers

Reluctant UK dog owner, staples chicken wire to furniture

Mrs. Demon and I both remember reading, in either a book or a periodical, in the early '80s, an article about an Englishman who found himself with a dog he didn't really want, which dog then had puppies. To keep the puppies in one place, he made a pen by stapling chicken wire to his living room furniture. Does anyone remember anything like this?
posted by carping demon on Oct 5, 2015 - 1 answer

Cozy round seating: ideas, images, sources, experiences sought

I'm looking for chairs like this -- round, compact, cozy. Is there a term for this style? Do you have one that you love? Is there a better small but comfortable and clean-lined option out there? [more inside]
posted by MonkeyToes on Sep 28, 2015 - 6 answers

What's the trick to removing this lock?

I have a piece of furniture with a lock on it. I'd like to replace the lock, but I'm having a very difficult time figuring out how to remove it. Pictures inside. [more inside]
posted by primethyme on Sep 26, 2015 - 11 answers

What should I know before trying to rehabilitate my desk?

The huge pane of glass that was my desk's main surface broke, and I'd like to replace it. The return (also glass) is still in decent shape and I'd like the main desktop to match it as much as possible in hue and the shape of the edge. How much can I expect to pay for a suitable 7'×3' piece of glass, is there anything non-obvious I should ask about, and does anyone happen to know good glaziers in the Cambridge, MA area, or how to look for one besides flipping through Yelp? [more inside]
posted by vsync on Sep 10, 2015 - 7 answers

This blasted elusive baby furniture!

We are preparing for a homestudy ahead of being licensed for foster care! Hooray! We need a crib to pass the homestudy! Hooray! This is the most lovely and practical piece for our small space I could ever dream up! [more inside]
posted by The Noble Goofy Elk on Sep 10, 2015 - 12 answers

Best Glue for an Aeron Chair?

The seat for my 13-year-old (out of warranty) Aeron chair has cracked rather dramatically, with stabby bits pointing out. What's this thing made out of, and what's the best glue for it? [more inside]
posted by musofire on Sep 10, 2015 - 4 answers

What's a good balance board for a standing desk?

I use an adjustable desk at work, and alternate between sitting and standing. After a coworker mentioned the Level, I really want to try using a balance board while standing, but maybe not a $400 one! So what should I look for instead? [more inside]
posted by daisyk on Sep 7, 2015 - 1 answer

Tiny car, big furniture?

I live alone in West LA. I have a tiny car with no trunk to speak of. I would like to start shopping for some used furniture, but it won't fit into my not-trunk. Everywhere else I've lived, I've known friends or family who have access to pickups, SUVs, etc and coordinated with them when I needed furniture moved. Not here. How do people manage this single-handed? [more inside]
posted by Alterscape on Sep 5, 2015 - 24 answers

Office chair for a tall person with a long torso

My boyfriend is looking for an office chair that will be comfortable for his height (6'3") and long torso (34" from hip bone to top of head). What options are available in the UK? [more inside]
posted by fanlight on Aug 30, 2015 - 5 answers

Help me find a great dedicated Blu-ray shelving unit?

I've been looking so long that I'm about to consider commissioning a custom-built unit — but before I do, is there a great Blu-ray-specific shelving unit that I've missed? [more inside]
posted by mboszko on Aug 15, 2015 - 3 answers

The perfect desk chair

I'm looking for a chair for my bedroom desk. Requirements: white, comfortable and supportive for a person with short legs, not too office-y looking, minimal assembly required, under $650 but cheaper is better. Any tried-and-true recommendations? [more inside]
posted by capricorn on Jul 19, 2015 - 5 answers

Weird Furniture Phenomenon: Please Explain

Hi MeFites, I have a furniture puzzle for you to solve. Riddle me this… [more inside]
posted by shelle on Jul 17, 2015 - 8 answers

Clock and Selectors

What is this piece of furniture with a clock, large sector to 150 and a smaller selector? [more inside]
posted by Mitheral on Jul 11, 2015 - 1 answer

What is this very tall cupboard used for?

This odd piece of furniture is in an upcoming auction in my area. It's called a "map cupboard" in the listing. Was it made to hold incredibly large rolled up maps? I've never seen one before.
posted by crazylegs on Jul 10, 2015 - 10 answers

Cat scratching best practices

How can I prevent my beloved cat Maya from scratching the new microfiber couch? [more inside]
posted by serelliya on Jul 4, 2015 - 14 answers

IkeaFilter: please identify my TV stand

I have a tv stand mounted to my wall that appears to be this thing. Can someone tell me what it was, and how to get a new drawer for it?
posted by snickerdoodle on Jul 3, 2015 - 3 answers

Stylish scandanavian-design midcentury leather chair for a song?

Anyone know where I can find a good knockoff/copy or used example of this leather armchair? [more inside]
posted by lalochezia on Jul 1, 2015 - 10 answers

Wood furniture restoration in New York City

I own a wood Singer sewing machine table handed down to me by grandmother that is in otherwise decent shape except for the top, which is damaged (as you can see here). Seeking recommendations for someone in New York City who can restore the top. Thank you.
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell on Jun 16, 2015 - 2 answers

Where to find an authentic Moroccan Pouf in Seattle

I'd like to buy a Moroccan pouf for my new livingroom but I'd rather not order one from Etsy if I can get one in person. I live in Seattle and would love to know if there are any shops around here where I might find such a thing - especially if you have actually seen one there and aren't just speculating. [more inside]
posted by matildaben on Jun 15, 2015 - 4 answers

App for sorting lots of furniture into different rooms?

I'm looking for an app or other software (hopefully available online) that will help me to plan how to put large numbers of chairs, desks and tables and sort/divide them into different rooms. Do you know of any?
posted by pick_the_flowers on Jun 5, 2015 - 3 answers

Best product question: furniture pads version

We have hardwood floors and despite the use of carpets, there are now lots of scratches in areas of heavy use. We have felt pads on the legs of our stuff but the things seem to come off at every opportunity, especially on items that are moved often (dining chairs). I hate having to reapply them and I hate the stupid black felt circles that come off knocking around the floor all the time. Is there a better way? What is the absolute best pad I can buy? Most items have wooden legs but a couple are metal. Can't easily increase amount of rug converge.
posted by bq on May 26, 2015 - 7 answers

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