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.
Designer Q&A: Home Design Elements Worth Splurging On
Not sure where to put your money when it comes to your home’s finishes and furnishings? Design pro and Clare founder Nicole Gibbons has some answers.
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.
The Best Cooling Mattress to Ward Off Night Sweats
If your mattress isn’t doing you any favors when it comes to cooling you off, it can lead to high electricity bills from constantly running your AC. The solution? Get a cooling mattress. Finding the best cooling mattress may be one of the greatest long-term investments you make, both in the comfort and quality of your sleep and in your home energy use.
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.
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.
The Best Latex Mattress Experiences of 2023
The best latex mattresses offer not only a more environmentally friendly way to sleep but are wonderful options for sleepers who want to curb any allergies. Find out which latex mattress is the one for you with this guide.
The 10 Best Hybrid Mattresses
Hybrid mattresses combine the best design features of memory foam, innerspring, and latex. This blend of mattress materials provides high levels of comfort and support. The question is, what’s the best hybrid mattress for your sleep preferences? We give you the rundown on the best hybrid mattresses in this guide.
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 Clean Upholstery
Read this guide on how to clean upholstery in your home in the most effective way.
The Best Black Friday Mattress Sales of 2022
Black Friday is an excellent opportunity to cash in on some of the best mattress offers of the year. Take a look at 11 of the best Black Friday mattress sales of 2022 to learn which product best suits your needs.
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.
How to Find the Best Mattress for a Guest Room
Looking to provide luxury accommodations for your out-of-town friends and family members? Start by making sure you have the right bedding. Use this guide to pick out one of the eight best mattresses for a guest room.
Looking for a Great Mattress Deal? Discover the Best Labor Day Mattress Sales
Holiday weekends like Memorial Day and Black Friday often provide an opportunity for major savings on great mattresses, and Labor Day is no exception. Many of the top online mattress brands offer savings or promo items as summer turns to fall, and we’ve rounded up ten of your best chances to save.
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.
5 Creative Murphy Bed Ideas
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.
How to Upholster a Round Tufted Storage Ottoman (Part 2)
In part two of this project, House One’s Jenn Largesse demonstrates how to upholster a round tufted storage ottoman, without the need to sew.
How to Make a No-Sew Round Tufted Storage Ottoman (Part 1)
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.
The 10 Best Organic Mattresses of 2023 That Help You Sleep Green
Sleeping on an organic mattress is a great way to protect the environment and your health. Whether you’re shopping for an eco-friendly mattress or seeking to reduce your exposure to harmful chemicals, choose your next new bed with our roundup of the ten best organic mattresses.
How to Spray Paint Wood Furniture
Do you have some worn wood furniture in need of a makeover? You can easily update pieces of furniture inexpensively with spray paint. Read this guide to learn how to spray paint wood the expert way.
How to Remove Mold From Wood
Mold commonly grows on wooden surfaces, as wood is very good at absorbing water. Add to this moisture warm temperatures and mold spores (which are always in the air), and it’s the perfect storm for a mold infestation. Read our guide to learn how to easily remove mold from wood.
Have your Dream Bed Delivered to your Doorstep with the Best Mattress in a Box
Check out this roundup of the top picks for the best mattress in a box. There’s a mattress out there for all types of sleepers, and you can find yours online.
Best 9 Mattresses for Couples in 2023
Whether you’re planning a bedroom remodel or it’s time for a mattress update, finding the best mattress for couples will be key to improving you and your partner’s sleep. But with a mattress for two comes two different mattress wish lists. This Old House Reviews Team weighs in on the top mattresses that can accommodate both of your sleep needs.
The Best Mattresses Under $1,000
The design of your bedroom plays a role in the quality of sleep you get. With the best mattress under $1,000, you can give your bedroom—and sleep—a DIY makeover without going over budget. Our expert researchers reviewed several top mattresses to find the nine best mattresses for your budget.
How to Hang a Hammock
Hammocks are great for unwinding, napping, read a book while lounging, and soaking up the sun. Here are a few easy steps for hanging a hammock.
How to Build a Shoe Dresser
Learn how to build a shoe dresser with This Old House DIY Expert & House One Editor, Jenn Largesse.
How to Build a DIY Midcentury-Style Desk
Build a Midcentury-style desk with This Old House DIY Expert & House One Editor, Jenn Largesse.
How to Stain an Adirondack Chair
How to properly stain an Adirondack chair with This Old House DIY Expert & House One Editor Jenn Largesse.
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 Upcycle a Bookcase into a Kitchen Island
How to turn a bookcase into a kitchen island with fresh paint and a new top.
How to Makeover a Rattan Chair
Want to refurbish an old rattan char? Follow these instructions to learn how to update a rattan chair with spray paint.