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  1. Interior Decorating
    Hi, We have a solid aspen wardrobe that it's time to let go of (we need the space now). It currently has a beautiful, clear finish and the wood has remained light (hasn't yellowed or darkened). I was initially thinking of using a well-rated stain/poly all-in-one and doing one coat of gray over...
  2. Painting
    Hi all, We have a baby on the way in September and our parents gave us this older pine bedroom set. There are scuffs throughout and some weird red stains on top of some of the pieces. We are wanting to paint the set white and are wondering what steps we should follow? I believe the wood is pine...
  3. Interior Decorating
    Given: I'm building a game room with a couple HDTVs that I bought at Black Friday pricing. That said, I'm looking for some options where I might find good prices on furniture I don't expect to use nearly as often as one would use their couch in their living room. I'm not really interested in...
  4. Carpentry
    I bought a used desk made by Jasper Desks. It has a solid walnut top and most of the other wood too. Not bad for the price and it cleaned up nicely. I can't find how the top is attached, the fasteners so far can't be found. I'd like to,pull the top off so I can carry it to the 2nd floor solo...
  5. Carpentry
    Hello, I'm trying to take apart six old (1952) dovetail drawers as part of a furniture restoration project. They're glued together pretty firmly. Am I nuts to think that I can take these drawers apart and keep the notches in tact? Should I just rip them with a table saw instead? Any advice...
  6. Carpentry
    I have a 30"x50"x3/4" granite slab that I would like to use for a table. I'm thinking of putting 5/8" plywood underneath (20"x40"?) and before glueing the granite on top, inserting a few T-Nuts for this type of metal legs...
  7. Project Showcase
    Hi guys in this period of quarantine I tried to optimize the space on the balcony of the house and I made a piece of furniture to take advantage of a corner that was not used.
  8. General DIY Discussions
    I am attempting to repair some damage to the finish on my nightstand and dresser. Most of the damage is to the tops of the pieces with some scuffs and scratches to the rest (pictures attached). As you can see, the top of the nightstand has a lot of spots where the finish is missing. The dresser...
  9. Flooring
    My wife is finally going to be out of town for a couple weeks this fall and I thought it would be the perfect time to get started installing the new hardwood floors she has been wanting. I'm currently trying to figure out our best options for what to do with all the furniture while I'm working...
  10. Painting
    Thinking about painting this 25 year old dining room furniture. Not sure what to do. Any advice would be appreciated.
  11. Painting
    I am in the middle of painting a cabinet piece and I used a foam roller for the first coat. I'm not 100% happy with the turn out. Lots of bleed through with my Behr paint/primer and the roller left a texture on the piece. Am I better off brushing on the 2nd coat rather than using the foam...
  12. Carpentry
    I'm making a new console table for my entryway, and as I've done with past furniture projects, I am using cheap framing lumber. My plan was for the top of this table to be a 3' piece of 2x12, and instead of my usual staining, I decided to try Shou Sugi Ban, the Japanese technique for burning...
  13. Interior Decorating
    I have a cheap old fake farm table and windsor chair set...the kind you see on craigslist all the time. I am experimenting with one of the chairs and painted it black, first by hand, then resanded and did with satin black spray paint. The chair looks great black, it's just a little "dead"...
  14. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    I am getting ready to do my first project with veneer and purchased the peel and stick type and really do like the pattern of the wood grain. This is for a 1950's dresser. Most all of the surfaces are veneer and in pretty good shape, however the top is something like a Formica. Because I...
  15. Carpentry
    I recently purchased a sectional couch with a removable inner piece. I have removed this extra piece so the couch can fit properly in the room, and now I have this extra chair-sized piece that I would like to use on its own as a chair. I would need to modify the piece before using it as a chair...
  16. Interior Decorating
    Hi everyone, Few days ago i buy a new home with garden and lots of space, its going too expensive for me. Now i have another problem for kitchen furniture, there are hundreds type of furniture available in market but i dont know which one perfectly suitable for my kitchen. So give...
  17. Painting
    We have wooden porch chairs that were supposed to be painted with outdoor paint but they have succumbed to some sort of mold. To repaint these would I have to sand/strip all of the existing paint & mold off? Is there a way to just prime the chairs and then paint over it all without fear of...
  18. Painting
    I bought my significant other a nice pair of unfinished adirondack chairs for the yard and stained them Federal Blue with a Cabot acrylic stain and they look great. The color is exactly what she wanted, but she doesn't like the "feel" of the chairs, says they feel like a chalkboard! argh!! I...
  19. Painting
    Hello...First Time Poster Here! I am absolutely livid!!! I recently purchased a solid wood hutch from a second hand furniture store. I have bought many pieces from the same place and have always been happy but this time I got the hutch home and began prepping it to paint only to find it is...
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