I want to do some fine woodworking to build a portfolio to apply for jobs in furniture shops. But I don't have a fully equipped shop to do this in, what kind of projects should I be looking to do and what tools do I need? [more inside]
Clever hardware for making shelves quickly and easily -- where can I find more? [more inside]
Affordable furniture in Los Angeles? What should we even look for in terms of a (moderate) quality couch? [more inside]
Can I hack my (Ikea Varnamo) couch? SHOULD I? [more inside]
Can you help me find a two shelf version of this lovely piece of furniture? [more inside]
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.
How can I try to keep my white laminate furniture nice? [more inside]
Building a standing desk two-parter: 1) Should I get a mini stair climber, manual treadmill, or mini elliptical? 2) What's the best way to attach legs to this "desk"? [more inside]
How would you attractively distress this buffet hutch? [more inside]
I am trying to find photos of rooms where the furniture (desks, armoires...) is painted the same shade as the wall. [more inside]
Help me furnish my living room with child-friendly, chic, stow-away-able chairs [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
Wondering how to save a leather couch that my cat had a party on... [more inside]
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]
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]
Why do furniture stores rely so heavily on the advertising gimmick of “going out of business” sales? [more inside]
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]
What is the easiest way to get rid of old furniture? [more inside]
Help me get this couch back *out* my apartment! Arrrrrrrrrrggggghhhh. [more inside]
Where can I find a shallow dresser? [more inside]
Something in our bedroom is affecting my boyfriend's breathing and allergy symptoms. How can we figure out the specific cause? [more inside]
How should I protect this new White Oak table? [more inside]
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]
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?
How to go about buying furniture in Bali (Indonesia) and getting it to Sydney (Australia)? [more inside]
How to secure my headboard in a more sturdy fashion. [more inside]
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]
Recommend comfortable, modern dining room chairs, please. [more inside]
Uh oh, I think we used old shellac. Now what? [more inside]
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]
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.
Help me identify the grey chairs that are being moved at 0:03 in this Home Depot commercial. I wants them.
Should I be satisfied with the way my moving company repaired this table? [more inside]
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!
Can anyone ID this chair? [more inside]
Can you suggest some inspiration pictures for artwork involving old maps? [more inside]
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]
Can I use an anti-odor spray such as Febreze on fiberglass chairs? [more inside]
Furniture Restoration: Please give me your suggestions for books and web resources for furniture restoration. [more inside]
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]
looking for well made inexpensive online furniture resource [more inside]
How do I get this shampoo smell out of a recently-cleaned chair? [more inside]
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?