Furniture Maintenance

Our furniture maintenance tips can help you keep your home cost efficient, safe & cozy.

How to Repair Aluminum Patio Chairs

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How to Repair Aluminum Patio Chairs

Extend the life of your sling patio chairs with these tips.
Wood Patio Furniture, Outdoor

How to Care 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

The 5 Best Upholstery Cleaners (2024 Review)

Cleaning furniture upholstery can be tricky, as it requires a specific cleaner that eliminates stains without damaging the material. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best upholstery cleaners on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.

How To Clean Leather

Read this comprehensive guide on how to properly clean and care for your leather furniture to have it looking great for years to come.

How to Stain an Adirondack Chair

How to properly stain an Adirondack chair with This Old House DIY Expert & House One Editor Jenn Largesse.

Refinishing a Dining Table

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

Spring-Clean Your Sofa

Couch seen some spills? Before you start scrubbing, know how to decode the care symbols on upholstery and fabric labels

Pro Restoration of Antique Wood Furniture

Pro painter Nick Slavik shows you how to spruce up an antique that is covered in thick shellac

Presidential Treatment for Old Furniture

Heirloom restoration advice from the man entrusted with President George Washington's desk

TLC for Wood Furniture

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

Furniture Face-Lifts With Overlays

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

How to Fix Wood Scratches

This Old House carpenter Nathan Gilbert shows host Kevin O’Connor how to handle small scratches on finished furniture and hardwood surfaces.

Everything You Need to Punch Tin

Create intricate designs on metal for a unique, handcrafted look

Fast Fix for Worn Drawers


Fixing Falling Drawers

Create your own stops for older cabinet drawers

How to Restore Outdoor Furniture

Learn how to extend the life of your lawn chairs with the advice from an expert.

Fixing Loose Hinge Holes

Stopping the wiggle in your cabinet doors

Fast Fix for Blistered Veneer

A simple repair for a blemished surface