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Ron Swanson me.

I have decided that I want to start doing some basic woodworking, but I have absolutely no clue what I'm doing. Where to get started? [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Jan 14, 2012 - 26 answers

Relight my cabinets!

I've recently obtained some lovely 70s teak G-Plan cabinets (like these), which were wired, back in the day, for lights. I want to make them work again, but I don't know how or whether to start from scratch or use what's already there. [more inside]
posted by armoured-ant on Jan 13, 2012 - 6 answers

Oh, IKEA ...

I just bought the Karlstad chair from IKEA. It's slightly defective and I'm wondering how bad it would be if I overlooked this particular defect and went ahead with putting it together anyway. [more inside]
posted by lunasol on Jan 8, 2012 - 13 answers

How to repair a leather couch damaged by kitty?

Wondering how to save a leather couch that my cat had a party on... [more inside]
posted by zinful on Jan 5, 2012 - 7 answers

Buying quality furniture at a lower price

I'm in need of new furniture and I'm wondering if I can buy on-line cheaper than the local furniture store prices. I'm looking at manufacturers like Hickory Chair, Baker, Henredon. I know the advice of buying used, i.e. craigs list, estate sales etc. However, there are a few things I need right away and can't wait until the perfect used piece becomes available. Any suggestions would be helpful. I live in Santa Rosa, CA which is 60 miles north of San Francisco. [more inside]
posted by blaisec on Dec 29, 2011 - 3 answers

How to fill a bachelor pad

I am going to be moving soon, and for the first time in several years, it will be on my own. I'd really like resources for checklists on what to have in my new domicile, and as well, ideas for furnishing and decorating. [more inside]
posted by Mister Fabulous on Dec 26, 2011 - 21 answers

Going out of business... again.

Why do furniture stores rely so heavily on the advertising gimmick of “going out of business” sales? [more inside]
posted by eschatfische on Dec 21, 2011 - 25 answers

Cats+Couch = Happiness?

We have a $1500 budget for a new couch. We also have two boisterous longhair cats. What type of couch will survive them better, leather or something with slipcovers? [more inside]
posted by odayoday on Dec 21, 2011 - 11 answers

Help me get rid of some old furniture.

What is the easiest way to get rid of old furniture? [more inside]
posted by J. Wilson on Dec 18, 2011 - 21 answers

I have to move this couch without bending space and time.

Help me get this couch back *out* my apartment! Arrrrrrrrrrggggghhhh. [more inside]
posted by functionequalsform on Dec 17, 2011 - 33 answers

My furniture is too deep!

Where can I find a shallow dresser? [more inside]
posted by mhz on Dec 7, 2011 - 14 answers

How to narrow down the cause of nighttime wheezing?

Something in our bedroom is affecting my boyfriend's breathing and allergy symptoms. How can we figure out the specific cause? [more inside]
posted by pourtant on Nov 30, 2011 - 17 answers

Protect new oak table?

How should I protect this new White Oak table? [more inside]
posted by patrad on Nov 30, 2011 - 8 answers

Where can I find an affordable, fire code compliant armchair?

Where can I find a comfy armchair for my office that is Cal TB-133 compliant, is not butt ugly, and is not over $400? [more inside]
posted by alicetiara on Nov 29, 2011 - 2 answers

advice about removing superglue

I inadvertently left an open vial of super glue on top of my antique desk, and then leaned on it with my elbow. Now it's stuck on with a rock-hard ring that looks like a satellite view of a mountain range, a centimeter wide at its base and peaks of a millimeter or so. I've tried applying nail polish remover with little success: the glue is just too thick. I hesitate to scrape at it with a knife because doing so will trash the finish and perhaps gouge the wood, but I'm thinking that may be my only option. Any advice?
posted by BadgerDoctor on Nov 22, 2011 - 14 answers

Furniture Shopping in Bali and Shipping to Sydney

How to go about buying furniture in Bali (Indonesia) and getting it to Sydney (Australia)? [more inside]
posted by vidur on Nov 6, 2011 - 5 answers

Steadying an unsteady headboard

How to secure my headboard in a more sturdy fashion. [more inside]
posted by oflinkey on Oct 30, 2011 - 10 answers

How to have my open floor plan cake and also eat the cake without distracting everybody else.

How can I create some privacy from noise in an open floor plan office (700 sq. feet) while keeping it a really cool, collaborative place? Weird ideas totally welcome! [more inside]
posted by michaelh on Oct 30, 2011 - 7 answers

Avoiding back spasms and sore butts at the dinner table

Recommend comfortable, modern dining room chairs, please. [more inside]
posted by Meg_Murry on Oct 9, 2011 - 4 answers

Uh oh, We Used Old Shellac

Uh oh, I think we used old shellac. Now what? [more inside]
posted by musofire on Oct 9, 2011 - 3 answers

Decorating a tiny, square studio

How should I arrange and decorate my new teeny studio apartment to make it feel homey but not cramped, and not like I'm spending all my time in my bedroom? [more inside]
posted by lunasol on Oct 7, 2011 - 21 answers

Help me find this settee

I want to buy this tufted corner bench. I cannot find it anywhere. [more inside]
posted by morganannie on Sep 29, 2011 - 10 answers

Mystery chair

Can anyone identify this chair? [more inside]
posted by swordfishtrombones on Sep 21, 2011 - 3 answers

Fully Furnished

I need to furnish a house for myself, my wife and two small kids. We have zero furniture right now. We will only be in this house for a year until we eventually buy a house. Without knowing the space that we will eventually end up in, I am not sure if I should make big investments in couches, entertainment centers, etc. I need to do this as quickly as possible. Should I buy what I really want or should I just buy cheap stuff for now? Either way, what's the easiest way to do this without running around like a mad man? I am going to have to pull this off without any help. Should I just walk into Ikea with a shopping list? Can I have all of this stuff delivered? We are in Austin if it matters.
posted by jasondigitized on Sep 19, 2011 - 26 answers

Little Pink Chair

Help me learn a little more about my new cute Pink Chair. [more inside]
posted by hillabeans on Sep 9, 2011 - 5 answers

Identify these armless armchairs

Help me identify the grey chairs that are being moved at 0:03 in this Home Depot commercial. I wants them.
posted by billtron on Sep 6, 2011 - 3 answers

Should I be satisfied with the way my movers repaired this table?

Should I be satisfied with the way my moving company repaired this table? [more inside]
posted by enlarged to show texture on Sep 3, 2011 - 14 answers

Whereabouts of a used furniture market in London

Where in London can one find a decent market with second-hand furniture? Hopefully in the N-something postcode areas (Golders Green and Finchley Rd would be perfect). Thank you!
posted by noztran on Aug 30, 2011 - 4 answers

Help me find a place to sit.

Can anyone ID this chair? [more inside]
posted by cusack on Aug 25, 2011 - 5 answers

Inspiration images for map-based artwork

Can you suggest some inspiration pictures for artwork involving old maps? [more inside]
posted by lollusc on Aug 23, 2011 - 9 answers

I need examples for the mental pictures

Are there any decorating/design blogs that are a little more "realistic" than Apartment Therapy and its ilk? Design resources for the unlucky renter on a tiny budget? [more inside]
posted by bleep on Aug 5, 2011 - 20 answers

Can I use Febreze on fiberglass chairs?

Can I use an anti-odor spray such as Febreze on fiberglass chairs? [more inside]
posted by zan on Aug 4, 2011 - 6 answers

Ultimate Guide to Furniture Restoration

Furniture Restoration: Please give me your suggestions for books and web resources for furniture restoration. [more inside]
posted by Busmick on Aug 1, 2011 - 3 answers

Where have all the beds gone?

We've decided its time to buy a grown up bedroom set and have some questions I'm hoping the folks here can answer. [more inside]
posted by JPD on Jul 30, 2011 - 16 answers

looking for furniture online

looking for well made inexpensive online furniture resource [more inside]
posted by assasinatdbeauty on Jul 30, 2011 - 6 answers

I don't want my chair to smell like shampoo! I want it to smell like a chair!

How do I get this shampoo smell out of a recently-cleaned chair? [more inside]
posted by Sloop John B on Jul 27, 2011 - 5 answers

Show me a patio table that can work outside as a patio table mainly but double inside as kitchen table that only comes in when we have a (smallish) dinner party?

What is a good way to have a kitchen table sometimes, but not other times? We don't have space for a permanent kitchen table, but my fiance and I want to be able to have his parents and possibly 2 siblings over for dinner every couple of weeks. I'm having nightmares of plastic fold up card tables (yuck) or the dreaded TV trays (double yuck). One thing we've thought of is a patio table that can sometimes come inside. Any links to cute looking patio tables that are not too heavy to bring in and out sometimes? Teak? Or?
posted by powerbumpkin on Jul 26, 2011 - 19 answers

Lightweight furniture options?

Lightweight yet comfortable furniture that can be moved out of the way easily? Asking for my mom who runs a rental cabin but also hosts yoga classes form time to time. [more inside]
posted by Rocket26 on Jul 24, 2011 - 10 answers

How to sell this stuff?

My mom has a lot of stuff to sell, and she doesn't want the hassle of a do-it-yourself approach. What kind of people should we involve? We're thinking maybe an ebay broker for the small stuff and an estate person for the big stuff. (Or else maybe a place like Sotheby's?) Know any good ones who serve Westchester, NY? How would we find good people? [more inside]
posted by daisyace on Jul 24, 2011 - 9 answers

Help me find a long-lasting, durable futon sofa-bed.

I'm looking for the perfect futon (sofa-bed) in the UK (preferably the South East) that will work equally well as a bed or sofa, long-lasting, and easy to convert. [more inside]
posted by K.P. on Jul 20, 2011 - 2 answers

If you see one of these chairs, BUY IT, they are the best.

I have access to the best chairs in the world, but so far as I know there are only four of them. Can anyone help me find more of these fabulous springy outdoor chairs, probably from the mid-20th century? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by mskyle on Jul 15, 2011 - 11 answers

All I want is a piece of wood with character!!!

Reclaimed wood in Indianapolis? (whole, raw, and amazing!) [more inside]
posted by xicana63 on Jul 12, 2011 - 8 answers

Cushioned Risom lounge: is this a thing?

Did Knoll manufacture a variation of the Risom lounge chair with arms in the 1950s that had an upholstered fabric seat instead of one made of parachute strapping?
posted by billtron on Jul 11, 2011 - 3 answers

Can you help me find this sofa - or something like it?

A friend of mine is hunting for a sofa similar to this one - which was available at World Market until they pulled it a few months ago. Does anyone know where I can buy either this exact sofa, or something similar (a nice, minimalist, wood-framed three-seater)? [more inside]
posted by The Shiny Thing on Jul 9, 2011 - 3 answers

It's all in the wardrobe!

I am looking for an armoire/wardrobe/closet to hang my clothes. Any inexpensive ($250 or less) and non-cumbersome recommendations? Also, will it damage my clothes if it's in the bathroom, where I'll be showering daily? [more inside]
posted by ista on Jul 8, 2011 - 4 answers

Where to buy Asian-style sleep pad?

Where do I buy a sleeping mat? [more inside]
posted by veganfilmjunkie on Jun 27, 2011 - 9 answers

Who is this chair?

Where would I go to find out more information about a chair that we found at a thrift store. I want to know its style and if it is a collectible? [more inside]
posted by cmh0150 on Jun 26, 2011 - 7 answers

Retro travel desk?

I need to buy a desk. The room it will go in has a retro travel vibe. [more inside]
posted by Morrigan on Jun 21, 2011 - 10 answers

Oak, Pine, Handful of Norsemen, Creativity

Studio apartment 2.0: What are some simple and affordable tweaks I can make to basic furnishings that let me shop at IKEA without looking like all I did was shop at IKEA? [more inside]
posted by Apropos of Something on Jun 20, 2011 - 20 answers

Where to get seat cushions?

I need new cushions for my mid-century modern armchairs. Pics inside. [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on Jun 10, 2011 - 3 answers

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