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How to Build a Three-Tiered Bath Stand

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.


How to Makeover a Rattan Chair

How to update a rattan chair with spray paint.

7 Surprising Built-In Bookcase Designs

Get ideas to help you design and build built-in bookshelves to add more beautiful and functional storage to your room.

Refinishing a Dining Table

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

Best Wood to Use For DIY Bookshelves

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.

How to Repair Your Favorite Leather Chair

If the cost of replacing your leather furniture is more than you can bear, these steps will show you how to make the repairs yourself.

How to Build a Custom Bunk Bed

Follow these steps to plan and build a safe, wall-attached bunk bed for your growing kids.

How to Build a Murphy Bed

Here is what you need to know when building (or buying) a Murphy bed.


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


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.

All About Furniture

Furniture provides comfort at home while letting us express our personal style, so it’s as much about form as function.

TLC 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

Spring-Clean Your Sofa

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

Our 5 Favorite Projects from Home Made by Carmona | Best of the Web

Ursula Carmona is the creative mind behind the DIY and design blog Home Made by Carmona, a TOH favorite


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.

7 Low-Cost, High-Style Furniture Upgrades | DIY on a Dime

Home-improvement bloggers are ingenious problem-solvers, making up in fearlessness what they may lack in funds. Here, seven of our favorite money-saving DIY projects, cleverly created to add style and function in every room of the house

How to Make a Built-In Bookcase with IKEA Shelves

Mysha Bolen, whose blog Remington Avenue covers topics for the home ranging from DIY projects to recipes used three Billy bookcases from IKEA to form a dramatic built-in bookcase

Pro Restoration of Antique Wood Furniture

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

Before and After: DIY Map-Drawer Dresser

Home-improvement fanatic Jenni Radosevich has been blogging about everything DIY on her website, I Spy DIY, for nearly a decade. Here's one of our favorite dresser upgrades on the Web

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.


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


Build It | Rough Sawn Headboard

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

Destination Antiquing

Planning a summer or fall getaway? These markets and fairs are worth a visit


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


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

How to Build a Coffee Table

Build this furniture piece in just a few hours with basic cuts and pocket-screwed joints


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


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


Slant Top Writing Desk | New Yankee Workshop

Norm builds a slant-top writing desk with tapered legs and a nest of small drawers


Hutch | New Yankee Workshop

Norm builds a modified chest of drawers from knotty pine featuring a base cabinet and an open shelf section


Chest of Drawers | New Yankee Workshop

Norm constructs a chest of drawers from Ponderosa pine


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