Using pocket-hole joinery and plywood from the home center, This Old House DIY expert Jenn Largesse shares the steps she used to turn a complex build into an easy assembly.
From subtle to bold to instant "vintage," for pieces big and small, there’s a paint project here to perk things up all over the house.
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.
Are you having a difficult time finding the perfect size or shape mirror for a particular space in your home? Read this guide to learn how to cut a mirror to the size or shape you desire.
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva and Kevin O’Connor use strips of hardwood decking to create a slatted bench inspired by an iconic mid-century furniture design. Get the full plans and instructions to build your own George Nelson-inspired modern slatted bench.
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O’Connor create a wooden bench out of reclaimed heart pine.
Assemble a custom storage piece with plywood and moldings, or select a ready-made option.
Got scratches, dings, or nicks to fix? Here’s how to repair your wood furniture.
Make a DIY bookcase to that is strong, fits your space, and makes for a beautiful display in your home.
Build a DIY poker table friends for food and fun that turns into a dining table too with the flip of a lid.
If you’re working on a project that involves wooden furniture or paneling, you’ll likely find yourself facing an important decision at the end: varnish or polyurethane for the finish? There’s a lot of confusion over the difference between these two popular wood sealants, and it’s important to know what sets them apart so you can choose the right topcoat for your project.
Squeeze the whole family in at the summer barbecue by creating a classic American picnic table with integrated benches or picking up a ready-made one.
We rounded up unique ideas so you can make your own table that suits your home, style, and budget.
Norm Abram and Jeff Sweenor build a coffee table for Westerly homewners Scott and Shayla using old pine from a nearby family sawmill.
Computer desks are a practical way of staying focused while working from home. In this review, the This Old House Reviews team highlights the best computer desks for working, paying bills, gaming, and everything in between. The products included in this article are available at various furniture stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.
Want to bring the beach indoors? Here’s how to make an ocean table with concrete and epoxy resin step by step.
Tom Silva and Kevin O’Connor turn a sheet of plywood and some rough-sawn boards into a unique headboard for the bedroom.
We asked TOH fans about picnic tables, and they asked us for an update to the park-variety A-frame. Here's our answer.
Read this comprehensive guide on how to properly clean and care for your leather furniture to have it looking great for years to come.
Today, Murphy beds are so much more than a mattress and frame that you push into a wall cutout. Read this roundup of creative Murphy bed designs that make the most of your space without sacrificing your style.
House One’s Jenn Largesse demonstrates how to build a round tufted ottoman without having to sew. In part one of this project, Jenn builds the frame of the ottoman, secures the foam, and wraps all of the pieces in batting.
In this video, we show you how to easily install soft close drawers step by step.
Our start to finish guide will help you decide how to remove paint from wood.
Learn how to build a shoe dresser with This Old House DIY Expert & House One Editor, Jenn Largesse.
This freestanding bathroom cabinet features open shelving, allowing you to keep an eye on supplies and fulfill as needed, or display washroom decor. Read on to get the free plans, cut list and instructions for this project.
Get ideas to help you design and build built-in bookshelves to add more beautiful and functional storage to your room.
Before you grab a saw and begin a DIY bookshelf project, there are a variety of factors to consider. From wood selection to tools and materials, read our tips for building your own bookshelves.