I've got a black IKEA Expedit bookcase that I've used as a surface the last two years or so, and it shows. For various reasons, I can't really move it from where it is right now (it's part of some custom built in furniture). How can I repaint or restain this thing to look a little better? [more inside]
posted by Apropos of Something
on Jun 5, 2013 -
I have an old armchair that I'd like to reupholster, but I have zero prior experience in the "furniture repair / restoration" field. I was wondering if anyone could recommend a very basic "step-by-step" guide to get me started. [more inside]
posted by NYC-BB
on Jan 21, 2013 -
I'm thinking of buying and repairing this vinyl sofa
set, but some of the tufted buttons are missing. Anyone know how possible it is to repair this? [more inside]
posted by nosila
on Dec 14, 2012 -
Our Noguchi coffee table
is in need of some serious TLC. Does anyone know a good furniture repair place in NYC that could fix the broken leg and hinge, without overcharging us? We've already tried wood glue and failed, miserably.
posted by J-Do
on Feb 17, 2012 -
We have six Herman Miller Aeron
chairs in varying states of disrepair in our office. Some need new parts and a couple don't tilt or raise properly, etc. Some were bought new and some were bought secondhand, and everything I've found online says to take them to a dealer, which I'd like to avoid (hassle, having no chairs for a while, etc). I'd like someone to come over and diagnose them and replace parts and/or fix them on-site (I'm in Manhattan). Anybody know a service that does this?
posted by notclosed
on Jul 31, 2010 -
The magnetic closure on my new piece of furniture does not work properly. It is a simple problem, but I can't figure out a solution. Please help me fix it! [more inside]
posted by AtomicBee
on Nov 15, 2009 -
Hand sanitizer stained (really, lightened) my antique furniture. Is there a remedy? [more inside]
posted by wheat
on Jul 12, 2008 -
I just bought an old danish-midcentury modern type dining set. Its wood with a finish (lacquer or shellac, I don't know). It has a couple of nasty scratches. I live in San Francisco....know of any businesses/individuals that do wood furniture repair?
posted by hazel
on Jun 15, 2007 -
I have a small tear in my leather couch. It is about an inch long and on the top of a cushion. Any recommendations on fixing this myself?
posted by iphog
on Mar 18, 2007 -
The side rails on our wooden bed frame attach by hooking into a metal plate screwed into a recess in the headboard. We didn't assemble things snugly enough when we first put the bed together and as a result one of the screws on the metal plate eventually levered out of the wood. How do we repair this? [more inside]
posted by Lazlo
on Feb 19, 2006 -