Furniture How To & DIY
Improve the value of your home by discovering our furniture step-by-step tips & ideas.
House One’s Jenn Largesse demonstrates how to build a round tufted ottoman without having to sew. In part one of this project, Jenn builds the frame of the ottoman, secures the foam, and wraps all of the pieces in batting.
Read this guide on how to clean upholstery in your home in the most effective way.
This freestanding bathroom cabinet features open shelving, allowing you to keep an eye on supplies and fulfill as needed, or display washroom decor. Read on to get the free plans, cut list and instructions for this project.
Assemble a custom storage piece with plywood and moldings, or select a ready-made option.
Natural wood shows through the subtle color of this painting technique.
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O’Connor build a wall shelf for an entryway using stock poplar from a home center
Got scratches, dings, or nicks to fix? Here’s how to repair your wood furniture.
Mold commonly grows on wooden surfaces, as wood is very good at absorbing water. Add to this moisture warm temperatures and mold spores (which are always in the air), and it’s the perfect storm for a mold infestation. Read our guide to learn how to easily remove mold from wood.
Build a DIY poker table friends for food and fun that turns into a dining table too with the flip of a lid.
Learn how to build a shoe dresser with This Old House DIY Expert & House One Editor, Jenn Largesse.
We rounded up unique ideas so you can make your own table that suits your home, style, and budget.
Up the coziness factor of your bed with this custom-made, fabric-covered accessory.
Want to bring the beach indoors? Here’s how to make an ocean table with concrete and epoxy resin step by step.
We asked TOH fans about picnic tables, and they asked us for an update to the park-variety A-frame. Here's our answer.
In part two of this project, House One’s Jenn Largesse demonstrates how to upholster a round tufted storage ottoman, without the need to sew.
In this video, we show you how to easily install soft close drawers step by step.
Do you have some worn wood furniture in need of a makeover? You can easily update pieces of furniture inexpensively with spray paint. Read this guide to learn how to spray paint wood the expert way.
Build a Midcentury-style desk with This Old House DIY Expert & House One Editor, Jenn Largesse.
Microfiber is becoming an increasingly more popular furniture option these days. The synthetic but soft fabric is made from thin fibers that can make a couch or chair look like suede or leather, but costs far less than those materials. How do you keep it looking new? Read on for our microfiber cleaning tips.
If the cost of replacing your leather furniture is more than you can bear, these steps will show you how to make the repairs yourself.
Use cedar boards to make a table and benches fit to host family and friends for years to come.
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva repairs an old dining room built-in cabinet with hand tools and a bar of soap.
Mysha Bolen, whose blog Remington Avenue covers topics for the home ranging from DIY projects to recipes used three Billy bookcases from IKEA to form a dramatic built-in bookcase
In just a few hours, Tom Silva and Kevin O’Connor turn a single sheet of MDF into a piece of furniture that provides both storage and seating.
Rustic wood meets modern metal to create this striking—and timeless—piece of furniture. Tom Silva and Kevin O’Connor show how to make a live-edge console table of your own
Build this furniture piece in just a few hours with basic cuts and pocket-screwed joints
Ask This Old House host Kevin O’Connor makes a bucket stool with Ben Uyeda, a maker best known for his design-based online videos
Norm builds a version of a wonderful oak desk based on an original 1910 Oak Knee Hole Desk made by L&JG Stickley
Norm builds a slant-top writing desk with tapered legs and a nest of small drawers
Norm builds a modified chest of drawers from knotty pine featuring a base cabinet and an open shelf section