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How to Spot a Fake Antique

Amy Hughes, author of Salvage Style, offers her hard-learned tips for telling the genuine article from an impostor


Build It | How to Build a Shaker Table

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O'Connor build a historic-looking Shaker table

5 Easy Room Updates You (Probably) Never Thought Of

The folks at Apartment Therapy share nifty, thrifty interior-design ideas in a new book

10 Ways to Upcycle Sports Gear into Children's Furniture

Don't leave it on the field! Check out these sporty ways to repurpose athletic equipment


How to Build a Custom Built-In Using Stock Shelving

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva transforms stock shelving into a custom built-in

Fast Fixes for Flea-Market Finds

A salvage expert shares eight simple spruce-ups for secondhand wood, metal, and painted pieces—no refinishing required

Use Leftover Tile to Create a Showpiece Table

Follow these simple steps for making a left-over tile table

15 Fun Ways to Upcycle an Old Dresser

A planter for succulents, a wine rack, a dog-food station, and other imaginative ideas for upcycling a chest of drawers


How to Make a Victorian-Style Dresser

Buttery painted-on trim, stenciled flower details, and drop pulls give a flat-pack dresser folk Victorian character in our One Piece, Five Ways series


How to Make a Campaign-Style Dresser

Glossy orange paint, and campaign pulls and brackets lend a flat-pack dresser the look of traveling furniture in our One Piece, Five Ways series


How to Make an Art Deco-Style Dresser

Black pin bulls, teal paint, and graphic stripes give a flat-pack dresser Jazz-Age style in our One Piece, Five Ways series


How to Make a Mid-century Modern-style Dresser

Olive paint, walnut stain, and brass knobs give a flat-pack dresser mid-century modern flair in our One Piece, Five Ways series

How to Shop a Salvage Yard

Find old house parts with unique flavor

5 Photography Tips to Help You Sell Your Used Furniture Online

Move Loot cofounder Jenny Morrill shares advice on how to photograph your pieces

How to Weatherproof Furniture

Save money by prepping furniture with these weather-guarding hacks

Easy DIY Rope Ottoman

Turn a discarded tire into a new favorite foot stool

Create an Entry Bench With Pipe Fittings

Make a simple, sturdy seat with industrial beauty

Build a Dresser From Stacked Drawers

Put odd drawers to use in a whimsical piece of storage furniture

TLC for Wood Furniture

Salvage your beloved wood furniture from wear and tear with these tips


How to Hide Furniture Scratches

From our Medicine Cabinet MacGyver series: Mask small dings and scratches in wood furniture with eyeliner and nail polish


How to Build a Tiered Serving Tray

Nobody needs to know you didn't sweat over a lathe to make this graceful oak server

Transform Furniture with a Painted Patina

Give ho-hum wood furniture a colorful weathered finish with five simple distressing techniques. A pair of paint-makeover pros show you how.

How to Create a Chippy Layered Finish Patina on Furniture

Suggest an item that has passed through many hands with this worn-wood look

How to Create a Boat-Wood Effect Patina on Furniture

Mimic the look of furniture made from retired Indonesian fishing boats

How to Create an Aged Milk Paint Patina on Furniture

Recreate the look of an antique that's been dinged and scraped over many years

10 Fun Furniture Makeovers

All it takes is a little imagination and a few products and tools anyone can master to transform flea-market finds and unfinished wood pieces into personal treasures


How to Build a Tool Storage Cabinet

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva creates wall-hung storage for tools and supplies


How to Build a Utility Cart

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva transforms one sheet of plywood into a hold-all, easy-roll cart

How to Build a Folding Serving Tray

Use slim oak material to build a custom serving tray for less than you'd spend on a fancy breakfast.


How to Build a Picnic Table

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows a simple way to construct a strong and sturdy picnic table

Furniture Face-Lifts With Overlays

Whether painted to blend in or contrast with the base color, these details are definite standouts

How to Build a Zinc Tabletop

Evoking pre-World War II metal bar tops that could take a beating, tables finished in zinc develop a charming patina as they age