Furniture How To & DIY
Improve the value of your home by discovering our furniture step-by-step tips & ideas.
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.
From our Hammer It Out series: Show off your collectibles with an acrylic-topped case that does double duty as a living room table
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.
This Old House carpenter Nathan Gilbert shows host Kevin O’Connor how to handle small scratches on finished furniture and hardwood surfaces.
See a pair of vintage chairs transformed into an outdoor bench that can be enjoyed for years to come.
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.
Are you looking to paint fabric furniture? Transform a faded, stained, or simply outdated piece of padded furniture with the right products and the easy technique detailed here.
Learn how to extend the life of your lawn chairs with the advice from an expert.
Learn how to build a shoe dresser with This Old House DIY Expert & House One Editor, Jenn Largesse.
Looking to build a new side table for your living room or bedroom? Build this sturdy Arts and Crafts–style side table from stock lumber—you can even customize its height to fit alongside your existing seating or square up the angles for a more modern look.
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
Make a DIY bookcase to that is strong, fits your space, and makes for a beautiful display in your home.
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.
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.
Ask This Old House painter Mauro Henrique demonstrates the best way to paint furniture built out of MDF.
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
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