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How to Build a Spindle Headboard

It only looks tough to build. This easy-to-customize piece will give your bed an instant lift

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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.

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How to Build a Shoe Dresser

Learn how to build a shoe dresser with This Old House DIY Expert & House One Editor, Jenn Largesse.

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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

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Build It | Rough Sawn Headboard

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O’Connor build a headboard using rustic barnboard

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Build It | Simple Side Table

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to construct a simple yet beautiful side table

Summer 2021, Build It, Adirondack chair, Tom Silva and Kevin O’Connor
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Build It | Adirondack Chair

Tom Silva and Kevin O’Connor build a classic Adirondack chair. Tom demonstrates how to build an Adirondack chair by using a template and a project plan.

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Build It | Rustic Dining Table with Jimmy DiResta

Ask This Old House host Kevin O’Connor returns to upstate New York to build a farmhouse table with maker Jimmy DiResta.

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How to Build a Display Coffee Table

From our Hammer It Out series: Show off your collectibles with an acrylic-topped case that does double duty as a living room table

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.

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How to Build a Side Table

Looking to build a new side table for your living room or bedroom? Build this sturdy Arts and Crafts–style side table from stock lumber—you can even customize its height to fit alongside your existing seating or square up the angles for a more modern look.

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Build It | Reclaimed Heart Pine Bench

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O’Connor create a wooden bench out of reclaimed heart pine.

Black wooden DIY poker table.
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How to Build a Poker Table

Build a DIY poker table friends for food and fun that turns into a dining table too with the flip of a lid.

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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.

Cedar picnic table and grill.
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How to Build a Picnic Table and Benches

We asked TOH fans about picnic tables, and they asked us for an update to the park-variety A-frame. Here's our answer.

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How to Paint MDF Furniture

Ask This Old House painter Mauro Henrique demonstrates the best way to paint furniture built out of MDF.

Person holding up new drawers before slides are installed.
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How to Install Drawer Slides

In this video, we show you how to easily install soft close drawers step by step.

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Build It | Adirondack-Style Outdoor Chair with Jimmy DiResta

Ask This Old House host Kevin O’Connor returns to upstate New York to build an Adirondack-style outdoor chair with maker Jimmy DiResta

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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.

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Build It | MDF Storage Bench

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O’Connor build a modern storage bench out of a single sheet of MDF

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Build It | Live Edge Slab Table

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O’Connor build a console table using a maple slab with a live edge on it

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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

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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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Chest of Drawers | New Yankee Workshop

Norm constructs a chest of drawers from Ponderosa pine

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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