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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

The 5 Best Upholstery Cleaners (2022 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 Build a Simple Mudroom Bench

In just a few hours, Tom Silva and Kevin O’Connor turn a single sheet of MDF into a piece of furniture that provides both storage and seating.

The 5 Best Rocking Chairs (2022 Review)

Whether the rocking chair you’re shopping for will be used indoors or outdoors, look for one with ergonomic back support, comfortable armrests, and a smooth gliding mechanism. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best rocking chairs on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you and your home. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.

S20 E24, Nathan Gilbert shows Kevin O’Connor ways to fix scratches to wood finish
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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.

The 5 Best Reading Chairs (2022 Review)

Reading chairs give you a relaxing place to sit and enjoy your favorite book. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best reading chairs on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you and your home. The products included in this article are available at various retail stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.

How to Build an Outdoor Bench From Dining Chairs

See a pair of vintage chairs transformed into an outdoor bench that can be enjoyed for years to come.

How to Restore Outdoor Furniture

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

The 5 Best Zero-Gravity Chairs (2022 Review)

Zero-gravity chairs are comfortable because they suspend you in a way that makes you feel weightless. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best zero-gravity chairs on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you and your home. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.

Best Outdoor Rocking Chairs of 2022

Rocking chairs can be used on your porch or patio to create a relaxing outdoor seating area. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best outdoor rocking chairs on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you and your home. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.

8 Desk Ideas for Small Spaces

Turn small, overlooked nooks into productive stations for remote working, household tasks, hobbies, and more.

11 Cool Bunk Bed Ideas for Kids’ Bedrooms

Forget those oversized, chunky bunk beds of the past—today’s bunk bed designs are sleek, cool, and every bit as cozy.

The 5 Best Sleeper Sofas (2022 Review)

A sleeper sofa is a multipurpose piece of furniture that can act as a place to sit or sleep. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best sleeper sofas on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you. The products included in this

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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.

The 5 Best Hammocks (2022 Review)

Hammocks are a relaxing way to read a book, use a laptop, or enjoy the outdoors. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best hammocks on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you. The products included in this article are available at various furniture stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.

The 5 Best Sectional Sofas (2022 Review)

A sectional sofa allows you to seat multiple family members or friends without buying several couches, armchairs, loveseats, or other pieces of furniture. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best sectional sofas on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you. The products included in this article are available at various furniture stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.

The 5 Best Recliners (2022 Review)

Sitting in a recliner can help you unwind after a long day. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best recliners 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.

10 DIY Outdoor Furniture Ideas

Here are 10 ideas for deck and patio furniture you can make yourself—for both beginner and experienced woodworkers.

The 5 Best Couches (2022 Review)

Nothing is better than sinking into a comfortable couch at the end of a long day. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best couches on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you and your home. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.

Best Ottoman Storage of 2022

Ottomans give you additional storage in your living room while also providing you with a comfortable place to rest your legs and feet. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best ottoman storage options on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you and your home. The products included in this article are available at various furniture stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.

Fall 2021, Easy DIY, console cabinet, finished
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How to Build a Console Cabinet

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.

17 Beautiful Painted Furniture Ideas

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.

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.

How to Cut a Glass Mirror

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.

Spring 2021, Build it, Modern Platform Bench
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Build It | Modern Platform Bench

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.

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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.

How to Build a Small Bookcase with Moldings

Assemble a custom storage piece with plywood and moldings, or select a ready-made option.

How to Create a Color Wash Patina on Furniture

Natural wood shows through the subtle color of this painting technique.

How to Build a Bookcase

Make a DIY bookcase to that is strong, fits your space, and makes for a beautiful display in your home.

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.

What is Varnish?

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.

How to Build a Picnic Table with Attached Benches

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.