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How to Clean Upholstery

Read this guide on how to clean upholstery in your home in the most effective way.

How to Build a Three-Tiered Bath Stand

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.

How to Build a Small Bookcase with Moldings

Assemble a custom storage piece with plywood and moldings, or select a ready-made option.

How to Create a Color Wash Patina on Furniture

Natural wood shows through the subtle color of this painting technique.


Build It | Entryway Wall Shelf

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

How to Fix Furniture Finish

Got scratches, dings, or nicks to fix? Here’s how to repair your wood furniture.

How to Remove Mold From Wood

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.

How to Build a Bookcase

Make a DIY bookcase to that is strong, fits your space, and makes for a beautiful display in your home.

Black wooden DIY poker table.

How to Build a Poker Table

Build a DIY poker table friends for food and fun that turns into a dining table too with the flip of a lid.


How to Build a Shoe Dresser

Learn how to build a shoe dresser with This Old House DIY Expert & House One Editor, Jenn Largesse.

Building a Table: 17 DIY Ideas

We rounded up unique ideas so you can make your own table that suits your home, style, and budget.

How to Make an Upholstered Headboard

Up the coziness factor of your bed with this custom-made, fabric-covered accessory.

How to Make an Ocean Epoxy Table

Want to bring the beach indoors? Here’s how to make an ocean table with concrete and epoxy resin step by step.

Cedar picnic table and grill.

How to Build a Picnic Table and Benches

We asked TOH fans about picnic tables, and they asked us for an update to the park-variety A-frame. Here's our answer.

Jenn Largesse upholsters a round storage ottoman.

How to Upholster a Round Tufted Storage Ottoman (Part 2)

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.


How to Paint MDF Furniture

Ask This Old House painter Mauro Henrique demonstrates the best way to paint furniture built out of MDF.

Person holding up new drawers before slides are installed.

How to Install Drawer Slides

In this video, we show you how to easily install soft close drawers step by step.

How to Spray Paint Wood Furniture

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.

Midcentury writing desk

How to Build a DIY Midcentury-Style Desk

Build a Midcentury-style desk with This Old House DIY Expert & House One Editor, Jenn Largesse.

How to Clean a Microfiber Sofa or Chair

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.

How to Repair Your Favorite Leather Chair

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.


How to Build a Classic Picnic Table

Use cedar boards to make a table and benches fit to host family and friends for years to come.

How to Repair a Built-In with Hand Tools

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva repairs an old dining room built-in cabinet with hand tools and a bar of soap.

How to Make a Built-In Bookcase with IKEA Shelves

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

How to Build a Simple Mudroom Bench

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.


How to Turn a Wood Slab Into a Table

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

How to Build a Coffee Table

Build this furniture piece in just a few hours with basic cuts and pocket-screwed joints


How to Build a Simple Stool with Ben Uyeda

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


Mission-style Desk | New Yankee Workshop

Norm builds a version of a wonderful oak desk based on an original 1910 Oak Knee Hole Desk made by L&JG Stickley


Slant Top Writing Desk | New Yankee Workshop

Norm builds a slant-top writing desk with tapered legs and a nest of small drawers


Hutch | New Yankee Workshop

Norm builds a modified chest of drawers from knotty pine featuring a base cabinet and an open shelf section


Trestle Table | New Yankee Workshop

Norm builds an easily-disassembled, cherry trestle table. Go to The New Yankee Workshop to see measured drawings for all projects