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]
I need to buy a desk. The room it will go in has a retro travel vibe. [more inside]
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]
I need new cushions for my mid-century modern armchairs. Pics inside. [more inside]
What should I do with 50 copies of the same book? [more inside]
Help me furnish a reading nook that's compact, cozy and cheap. [more inside]
Leather versus fabric furniture pros and cons. Is it worth the extra cost to get a couch in leather? This is regarding a Room and Board sofa, so if you have an opinion on R&B in general, feel free to join in. [more inside]
How would you go about moving or buying furniture when your new place has a single entrance that is, when opened, only 26 inches wide and has very steep stairs? I posted earlier and got great responses about my new place that I thought I'd bring another challenge to discussion and would love the feedback. [more inside]
What comfortable and stylish desk chair doesn't look like the typical office chair but can still recline? [more inside]
Until recently, I have been a healthy, active, young male. Since several months ago I have started losing my appetite, especially at breakfast. I can barely eat a banana for breakfast. I wake up to nausea almost every day. Sometimes I throw up even if I haven't eaten anything. Could I be allergic to my new furniture? Are my symptoms even possible allergic reactions? [more inside]
Anyone have experience moving an Ikea EXPEDIT bookcase? [more inside]
Got a $400 gift certificate to spend at Lie-Nielsen heirloom woodworks. I'm a beginner luthier (solid body electrics) and furniture maker. What are the essential basic hand tools for a hobbiest? [more inside]
What are great furniture stores, specifically for living room? And in terms of quality, what am I looking for? [more inside]
By chance do you or someone you know own an Armen (Art) Furniture sofa, and if so, how does it rate it in terms of quality and comfort? Are you satisfied with it? I'm particularly interested in the Armen 725 Centennial. [more inside]
This is my dream table: Simple, classy, sturdy and inexpensive. My problem: I want it in an unusual size (long and narrow, almost like a console table [5-6 feet long, 18 inches wide]). Any suggestions? [more inside]
Why are there so many "new" mattresses on Craigslist and on hand-written signs at intersections? Are they really new? [more inside]
I need creative bedside 'table' ideas for a day bed in a corner. [more inside]
What legal recourse do I have if I feel an item sold by an auction house is misrepresented? (Antiques, estates and drama, oh my!) [more inside]
Interior design for idiots: Looking for a media center but have multiple types/colors of wood going on. [more inside]
At the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, I saw this side table with some sort of basket underneath. What is the purpose of the basket? [more inside]
On a walk through the alley behind my apartment building, I discovered a beautiful vintage vinyl-upholstered bar next to the dumpster, abandoned by some craigslist-averse neighbor. Unfortunately, it appears to have absorbed several gallons of this morning's downpour. There are a few tears in the vinyl, and the foam beneath is saturated- ditto for the plywood shelves. Is it salvageable? Should I try to use a hairdryer, or will that only hasten the development of dry rot?
Where on the Internet, or in the Bay Area, can I find a small bench (@ 3' wide x 1' deep) for my front stoop? [more inside]
Where can I find furniture hardware like in this picture? [more inside]
I want to buy this awesome adjustable height table/nesting ottomans. They have it at Macy's here in NYC, but the catch is I'd really like to have it tomorrow and they can't deliver for another week. [more inside]
My beloved is leaving her apartment in Oakland, which means getting rid of her couch. She arranged with a local thrift store to pick it up, but upon inspection they were unwilling to do so, citing "sun damage". Now she has only about 48 hours to get the couch out of her apartment and get rid of it. Any suggestions? Goodwill no longer does pick-ups. [more inside]
Is there a way I can get paid to hunt through estate sales for awesome furniture? [more inside]
Antique and furniture road trip through PA. Where should we go? [more inside]
So I have to restore this small chest which is no big deal, but I have no idea what it actually is. [more inside]
I want to buy a convertible couch so guests can sleep in the man cave. What style of couch do I need? [more inside]
I'm looking for good books and blogs on furniture building and other diy home improvement projects for apartment dwellers. I like building things, and am interested in making my own furniture, but I'd like to use a book that's geared toward small spaces and spaces where one can't actually make "built-ins" but can replicate the look.
What are some good ways to learn upholstery on my own? [more inside]
Attractive modular media shelving? [more inside]
Please help me decorate my home like a grown-up for the first time! Tons of details inside. [more inside]
Vancouver computer workstation shopping: We need a desk about six feet wide with one large flat desk area to hold 25.5" 16:9 LCD displays, a laptop, mouse, and two shelves above. Cannot afford Anthro, Steelcase, HON or other expensive office furniture. [more inside]
Bookshelves that don't suck. [more inside]
Need a recommendation for a simple shelf to put my LCD TV on (and large center speaker inside) [more inside]
Interesting uses for file cabinets? [more inside]
Top and bottom shelves in backwards in an Ikea bookcase, the particle board is showing through.. can't turn them around, because the back's nailed in. How can I make the most of the situation? Its light wood colored.
High ergonomics to cost ratio office furniture for people who sit at their desks 12 hours a day? [more inside]
Why does my bed squeak? And how do I make it stop? [more inside]
We are redoing a bathroom. We need a wooden vanity cabinet that is made with plywood, not particle board or furniture board. Ideally we need this within the next few weeks.We have a sink top, just need the cabinet. Everything at Home Depot was particle board. We are in Morris County NJ, north central Jersey. Any suggestions, ideas?
My husband came into our relationship with a very expensive Stickley (not antique) dining table. It doesn't match any of our furniture, it's too big for our space, and it also comes with some bad memories from his previous marriage. We'd love to sell it, but can't seem to find a buyer. We've had no bites on Craigslist (other than scammers), no luck with an estate sales company, and when I check completed listings on eBay, I see that similar tables don't sell, new or used. What are we missing? [more inside]
Just moved, got to my new apartment, only to find movers lost one piece of this end table (Target link) - namely one of the plastic feet. I have everything else. Any way to get/buy a single plastic foot for the table? Ideas? I couldn't even discern the manufacturer from the Target website.
My favorite tree went down in a huge storm here in Brooklyn and I recovered a log from it to turn it into a stool. It has been sitting on the ground for at least 3 weeks, but looks good, no rot. I did see some bugs and there is definitely dog pee on it. How should I clean it, make sure the bugs are out and then seal it up (polyurethane I assume). I'm a total novice at this and could use some advice!
How easy is it to buy used furniture off of Kijiji/Craig's list, clean it up, give it a new coat of paint, and then resell it for a profit? [more inside]
A sticky pad has bonded itself to my all-wood endtable. Can I use a product like Goof-Off to remove it, or will that damage the finish on the table? [more inside]
What style of dining room chair would look best with this dining room table? (Pics inside) [more inside]
Should the words “old-fashioned” and “homemade” ever appear in the same sentence as “furniture stripper”? Is there a chemist in the house? [more inside]
Looking for an upholstered armchair/slipper chair type chair that I can order online that will work as a desk chair. Must be under $300. [more inside]