Furniture How To & DIY
Improve the value of your home by discovering our furniture step-by-step tips & ideas.
From our new Hammer It Out series: Create a stately and sophisticated gathering place for mixing and serving drinks
Join oak lumber with wood dowels to create a modern take on Shaker-style storage.
Wood finishing expert Bruce Johnson shares tips for refinishing new and old furniture
Transform turned spindles and plank shelves into a handsome display space
Furniture expert Matthew Haly shows how to bring new life to a worn chair seat
TOH reader Amy Paladino gets help making a tool bench for her garage from TOH general contractor Tom Silva
Giving a plain wood table an aged, whitewashed look takes no more than a few simple tools and products any beginner can tackle
This elegant storage piece comes together with off-the-shelf base kitchen cabinets and simple molding
Create a built-in place for coats and storage, with a seat to perch on while you tie your shoes
Make a roomy, reclining seat with a fan back and wide armrests out of weather-resistant decking lumber.
Whether it's a quick cleaning or a complete strip-down, you can always remedy a tired, old wood finish
Create a space-saving central repository for keys, leashes, and mail in your front entry using vintage stair parts
Turn paneled closet closers into handsome bookends for a bed
Search your local salvage yard for vintage shutters. They can tidy up more than the view
Sometimes ugly is only skin deep. Getting under those layers of old paint might reveal a valuable piece of furniture.
Get your media center organized with a custom-built storage unit
This Old House reader Rosi Zingales shows how to upgrade your home with vintage tiles
For the folks at Thos. Moser, it starts with select cherry trees, old-fashioned craftsmanship, and a passionate respect for the wood
How to make handy storage for games and gizmos, with instructions for parents and kids.
How to make a mini platform with a checkerboard top, with instructions for parents and kids
The pros aren't the only ones who can craft a handsome built-in. You can, too
Use vintage stained glass panels to build this bar cabinet in just 4 hours
Use vintage doorknobs and salvaged trim to make a showpiece coatrack in less than two hours