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How to Makeover a Rattan Chair

Want to refurbish an old rattan char? Follow these instructions to learn how to update a rattan chair with spray paint.

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DIY Headboard, Rustic Edition

Tom Silva and Kevin O’Connor turn a sheet of plywood and some rough-sawn boards into a unique headboard for the bedroom.

DIY corner bench with storage
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How to Build a Corner Bench

Do you have an awkward space near your staircase or entryway that could use some storage? Watch as House One editor and DIY expert Jenn Largesse builds a simple corner bench with storage near her stairs.

10 DIY Outdoor Furniture Ideas

Here are 10 ideas for deck and patio furniture you can make yourself—for both beginner and experienced woodworkers.

Fall 2021, Easy DIY, console cabinet, finished
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How to Build a Console Cabinet

Using pocket-hole joinery and plywood from the home center, This Old House DIY expert Jenn Largesse shares the steps she used to turn a complex build into an easy assembly.

Spring 2021, Build it, Modern Platform Bench
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Build It | Modern Platform Bench

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva and Kevin O’Connor use strips of hardwood decking to create a slatted bench inspired by an iconic mid-century furniture design. Get the full plans and instructions to build your own George Nelson-inspired modern slatted bench.

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How to Build an Old Pine Coffee Table

Norm Abram and Jeff Sweenor build a coffee table for Westerly homewners Scott and Shayla using old pine from a nearby family sawmill.

Refinishing a Dining Table

What’s the best finish to use to refinish a dining room table?

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 Custom Bunk Bed

Follow these steps to plan and build a safe, wall-attached bunk bed for your growing kids.

How to Build a Murphy Bed

Here is what you need to know when building (or buying) a Murphy bed.

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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.

TLC for Wood Patio Furniture

Even though outdoor furniture is typically made of resilient hardwoods or naturally rot-resistant softwoods, it’s not immune to the elements. Here’s how to keep your deck or patio set in top form

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

Before and After: DIY Map-Drawer Dresser

Home-improvement fanatic Jenni Radosevich has been blogging about everything DIY on her website, I Spy DIY, for nearly a decade. Here's one of our favorite dresser upgrades on the Web

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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

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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

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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

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Slant Top Writing Desk | New Yankee Workshop

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

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Hutch | New Yankee Workshop

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

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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

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Bedside Table | New Yankee Workshop

Norm constructs a bedside table inspired by one found at the Hancock Shaker Village. Go to The New Yankee Workshop to see measured drawings for all projects

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Blanket Chest | New Yankee Workshop

Norm builds a blanket chest of pine and lines it with aromatic cedar panels. Go to The New Yankee Workshop to see measured drawings for all projects

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Workbench | New Yankee Workshop

Norm builds a workbench featuring an oak-edged hardwood top and a recessed tool storage area. Go to The New Yankee Workshop to see measured drawings for all projects

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Corner Cupboard | New Yankee Workshop

Norm constructs a corner cupboard with glass-paned doors and a base cabinet with raised panel doors. Go to The New Yankee Workshop to see measured drawings for all projects

Bowfront Chest | New Yankee Workshop

Norm builds his version of mahogany and is challenged to form the French feet and the dovetailed bowfront drawers. Go to The New Yankee Workshop to see measured drawings for all projects.

7 Things You Didn't Know You Could Paint

If you're still saving up for your remodel, here are some affordable and refreshing paint ideas to consider in the meantime

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How to Make a Sliced Twig Table

Maker Jimmy DiResta and Kevin O’Connor built this side table on an episode of Ask This Old House

9 DIY Headboards You Can Make

Customizable and interesting ideas to create a bold focal point

Best Ways to Apply Polyurethane