The perfect dining table exists in my head. Does it in real life? [more inside]
Can someone help me identify the manufacturer of this coffee table? [more inside]
The second small bedroom was an editing suite/video room, but soon the baby will arrive. Are there good examples of dual use rooms that're half baby/half studio in small spaces? [more inside]
How can I keep my cat off the back of the couch? [more inside]
Anyone have any experience with Urban Barn furniture, good/bad/otherwise? I'm considering buying a used sofa and chair, but wondering if I should take the money and buy a lesser name new set elsewhere, instead. [more inside]
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?
I'm really intrigued by the idea of a variable height sit/stand desk, but for a couple reasons, I'm probably stuck with my current utterly inconspicuous, heavy wood composite desk. Fortunately, the top comes off, so I think I might be able to modify the desk so that I can raise/lower the top independently of the rest of the desk. What kind of hardware would I need, and where can I buy it? [more inside]
Furniture ideas for the perpetually mobile. For better or for worse, I've been changing living spaces about every six months. I'm sick of lugging furniture but don't want to live completely out of boxes. What are your ideas for cheap, compact, very mobile solutions for (at least) a desk, dresser, and full-size bedframe that doesn't require a box spring? Bonus points for book storage ideas and organizational pieces. Real furniture or makeshift (i.e. tupperware bins) OK. [more inside]
How do you get brown spots out of white furniture? We have white dresser drawers that we just bought my daughter. They are high end wood dressers from a company called Pulaski. There is some kind of laminate on it because it is very smooth. We put a CD player on top of it and on the bottom of the CD Player there are little rubber like pads on it so that it will not scratch furniture. It is a common, regular CD player and the pads look common enough. Our own clock radio in our bedroom has the same kind of rubbery pads on the bottom. So anyway, it has been very humid, and within a week of buying this expensive set, I saw brown stains in the shape of the round rubbery pads on the dresser. How do I get them out? [more inside]
Furniture Filter: I'm looking for media unit similar to that seen in this picture—horizontal, solid wood and low. Ideas where I could find it?
My roommate has a rather nice piece of wooden furniture that my cats have scratched all up. It's real wood, basically just stained and maybe somehow varnished. What are my options for restoring it and how much are they likely to cost? (She is aware of the damage, so it's not like a sneak job.) [more inside]
Looking for furniture store that offers practical, novel and multipurpose furniture (and other household items) in Seattle. [more inside]
Hey kids, I'm looking for appreticeship opportunities in cabinetmaking (fine furniture-making, more than kitchens), here in Canada or anywhere in the world (Denmark? Japan? France? Idaho? Wherever, you know.) I'm studying cabinetmaking at trade school in Montreal, and feel like I'm just scratching the surface, wanna really master this trade and do something cool. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
Where can I have wood (pine boards and plywood) accurately cut for furniture-building in the Boston area? [more inside]
Do you know American antiques (possibly)? If so help me figure out what I just bought. [more inside]
How do I fix the chipped finish on my coffee table? [more inside]
Some months ago I came across a site that, I think, makes products from bespoke designs by young designers, or at least makes such products available for purchase. I think (am almost certain in fact) that it is based in the UK. I cannot remember the site and no amount of searching turns it up. [more inside]
I'm looking for a wall-mountable cabinet-type piece of furniture to house my two printers. [more inside]
Looking for built-in desks (is that the right search term?). Have an inspirational photo to start from! [more inside]
We are putting new woven fibre rush chair seats on our kitchen chairs. Any hints on how to do the weaving so that it doesn't look crappy?? [more inside]
Modern bed frame that hides a boxspring? [more inside]
Can you recommend a good furniture store in San Francisco where I can find well-made dining room furniture (specifically a buffet/sideboard/credenza) in a "classic" style? [more inside]
Comfortable office chair under $1,000 that can be used for extended periods. [more inside]
I have several projects (furniture, doors) using steel. Painting them does not interest me; I like rougher, more transparent finishes. In the past, I have used clear varnish to protect against rust. Am looking for new ideas. Wax? Has anyone tried grinding and finishing?
Getting rid of old furniture. Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota. [more inside]
Recommendations for 1960s-1970s "California Modern"-compatible outdoor furniture? [more inside]
Moving to New York. How? [more inside]
I'm interested in buying a bed that's made of "tropical hardwoods" and Mindi wood veneer. Am I likely to be supporting rainforest destruction? More generally, how I can make environmentally conscious buying decisions regarding furniture? [more inside]
FurnitureFilter: Please help us find a stylish, compact computer desk-like thing that hides all components.
FurnitureFilter: Please help us find a stylish, compact computer desk-like thing that hides all components. [more inside]
Where can I find a stand alone pantry cupboard in the Toronto Hamilton or Niagara region. [more inside]
I've come up with a functional and adaptable line of furniture. Problem is, it's entirely in my imagination. What's the step-by-step process I can take my original idea from fantasy to an actual, sellable product? [more inside]
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?