I want a piece of cheap furniture, specifically this Fredrik desk from Ikea. Difficulty: I live around 280 miles from the nearest Ikea. Even if I wanted to pick one up, I drive a small car. What to do? [more inside]
Finding prices for Brown Jordan patio furniture? [more inside]
How do I keep the lumbar support pad on an aeron chair from constantly sliding up and falling off the chair?
How do I keep the lumbar support pad on an aeron chair from constantly sliding up and falling off the chair? [more inside]
Can you help me find this television stand? [more inside]
Decorating a small flat in London on a budget without resorting to IKEA? I'm tired of having my place looking studenty and would like to pick up some nice, unique furnishings and accessories. I don't have a lot of space or money to work with, however. I know about Gumtree, but can you recommend some stores I can visit to get ideas as well as buy cool stuff? I live in W2 (which isn't exactly budget-friendly, I know.)
I've got this metal thing on my metal desk. How do I get it off? [more inside]
what is a good online store for contemporary furniture? [more inside]
I need inspiration and suggestions for bright, clean, unfussy interiors... incorporating early-American-style furniture. [more inside]
Looking for a chair that will suit my invalid grandmother's needs [more inside]
Help me strip and re-seal my outdoor patio table made of stone! [more inside]
How do I get rid of furniture?? [more inside]
I want to do this Ikea hack , but I have some questions about how to make it durable, since I will be, well, ironing on it. [more inside]
How do I properly finish my new dining room table? [more inside]
What are your favorite space-saving pieces of furniture or furniture related items? [more inside]
How to make the coolest pad in NYC without breaking the bank? [more inside]
Due to an oddly arranged living room and an unfortunately placed cold air return duct, I have some very specific requirements in a corner media cabinet and I think I need to have one custom built. I’m in the Boston / Metrowest area. [more inside]
Single guy needs to furnish and decorate an empty apartment. Completely lost -- please help! [more inside]
Nicest but Cheapest Furniture Possible for a New Home? I'm looking for something more durable and nicer than IKEA (my furniture staple since college), on par with, but at a discount from the normal price of, Restoration Hardware, Crate & Barrel, West Elm, etc. I've had no luck at the Outlets for the previous stores. I've read about hotel liquidators and have heard about special wholesalers only available for designers in major cities, but I'm not sure where to find them in D.C. (current city) or El Paso (where I'm moving). Bonus question: Do you have an online designer (like Kelly and Olivia) that helped you?
I have a TV hanging on the wall, and want to put some things under it - laptop, antenna, etc. My room is very narrow, so I need a narrow table. [more inside]
My display cabinet cost me $1000 in 2003. It's mostly in very good condition, but has some scratches on the solid pine bottom shelf. Similar (less well made) models are selling new for $1500 today. What price should I advertise it for? What should be the lowest price that I accept for it? [more inside]
I have a tiny, weird-shaped studio apartment. Help me figure out the most logical way to add a full-sized bed! And/or help me figure out what to do with an acutely angled corner. [more inside]
Where can I buy furniture in Innsbruck, Austria? [more inside]
Is the Guardsman furniture protection insurance worth it? [more inside]
I am thinking of building something like a breakfast tray (more like a laptop tray) out of steel wire mesh or something like it. The question is, where do I buy a sheet of wire mesh that is strong enough but malleable enough? [more inside]
Looking for a unique, comfortable chair for my office -- with a few odd requirements. [more inside]
I need to find places to buy cool/offbeat furniture, but with the durability and dimensions/styles needed for a retail store. [more inside]
I want to stain (ideally) or paint (less good) my ikea wood veneer desk. How can I best do this? [more inside]
New baby, new couch. Bad idea? [more inside]
I have been experimenting with corrugated cardboard construction. Looking for new project ideas. [more inside]
Help me furnish and decorate my new small studio apartment. [more inside]
I need advice on replacing couch cushions but know nothing about furniture. [more inside]
Please tell me about the coziest, softest, and most comfortable things in your home. [more inside]
A desk I bought from office depot a couple of months ago has sharp edges -- not sharp enough to cut, but sharp enough to be plenty annoying if I ever touch those edges. Is there any easy and not-ugly way to deal with these?
I am looking to buy a desk and two-drawer lateral file cabinet in solid oak, Mission or Amish style. I have seen some nice furniture online (for example, at barnfurnituremart.com and missionliving.com), but have no idea if these are reliable sources. Does anyone have experience ordering this kind of furniture online, or alternatively, are there good stores in NYC?
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]
In six months, I am moving to Alaska. What is the best way to sell my household goods? [more inside]
How would you decorate a living room with a mirror wall? [more inside]
We've inherited a wooden sea chest from 1827 along with accompanying provenance and documentation. That's the good news. The bad news is that it stinks. [more inside]
How can I introduce some color in my very brown apartment - AND - can you recommend some cheap sources for cool/hip furnishings & paintings? [more inside]
I'm in the process of getting an entertainment unit built. Instead of glass, I'm thinking of putting something over the doors that would be dark (to hide the LEDs), allows my remotes to work, and still allows decent airflow. Any suggestions what would work here? Speaker fabric? Screen door mesh? Something else?
Help me find a new LCD television for my modern guest bedroom. [more inside]
My wife and I are looking to buy a new (queen size) bed, and trying to decide between two beds from two different stores. Both are actually quite similar in terms of look/style and price. [more inside]
So I've been coveting a sewing machine cabinet for a couple of reasons. They're expensive, but I find affordable used ones at a local thrift store and on craigslist pretty regularly. However, I don't know what I'm doing! [more inside]
What style of armchair did I buy? Also, what are some good books/websites for answering this kind of question? [more inside]
Recommend a dining table that's round, expandable, sturdy, and will fit a bolt-on highchair? [more inside]
Anyone with experience buying and bringing IKEA stuff from Canada into the US? [more inside]
What style of bentwood furniture does The Dude in The Big Lebowski have in his pad? Does this style have a name? Google images came up with only one matching photo when I searched for "Bentwood Mission Furniture" I do not believe that this is any kind of a variant on the mission style, but this is where it was found.
Where in the world is this table (1 2) from? We got it at a yard sale. It's octagonal, about 27" in diameter, and 6" high, and it has metal ornamentation attached to the top. We were thinking South Asia, or perhaps North Africa, but really have no idea. Any help much appreciated!
I can't believe I'm asking this, but I want a magazine rack next to my toilet and can't seem to find one anywhere that doesn't look like it belongs at my grandparents' house. [more inside]