Furniture How To & DIY
Improve the value of your home by discovering our furniture step-by-step tips & ideas.
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows a simple way to construct a strong and sturdy picnic table
Whether painted to blend in or contrast with the base color, these details are definite standouts
Evoking pre-World War II metal bar tops that could take a beating, tables finished in zinc develop a charming patina as they age
Construct a cupboard from edge-glued pine panels, or select one to buy and get a jump on making preserves
Build a headboard from fabric and plywood or buy one ready-made and turn in early
Build yourself a wall-mount storage unit, or opt for a premade option
Whether you have a full-on mudroom or want to dedicate a section of wall to act as one, a seat with storage is a by-the-door essential
It holds much more than a reading lamp—and takes less time to make than shopping for a look-alike
Outfit your bedroom with do-it-yourself furnishings that add appeal—and save you money
Assemble a custom tiered storage unit. Modify the height and width to vary your shelf space
If you can paint and sand, you can create this timeworn look on any new or old piece
Facebook fans of This Old House came up with the idea to turn this found cabinet door into living room centerpiece
This reader-inspired bed contains 23 cubic feet of storage but no room for dust bunnies
This bedside perch now boasts one-of-a-kind style, thanks to strips of decorative molding
The massive size of reclaimed beams makes them ideal for a communal dining table
A newel-post pedestal, plus a ceiling medallion on the base, add decorative flair to this practical piece
Blending rustic wood with industrial metal, this coffee table has a high-end look—but costs less than $70 to make.
Wake up tired desks and dressers and have some fun with the fine art of spattering
Get a custom look for less by dressing up stock pieces with trim, knobs, and furniture feet
How to use stock materials and a cabinet to build a nifty workstation.
Corral your garden hoses with a handsome piece of outdoor furniture that cleverly conceals them under a lift-open seat.
This rugged stuff can weather spilled drinks, sticky hands, and even harsh winters. Use it to make a versatile outdoor table that will last for years
TOH reader Cheryl Demartini shares how she turns salvaged doors, barn boards, and hardware into one-of-a-kind furnishings
Bypass the flea market and go straight to a faux-aged finish
Repurpose a paneled beauty for a bit of classic master bedroom adornment
Turn a plain pine cabinet into a sophisticated vertical bar by adding crown molding and custom rack assemblies
From our Hammer It Out series: Relegate those plastic bins to their rightful place and replace them with classic wood storage