Furniture

How To Restore an Outside Plastic Bench that is Powdery and Oxidized

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    Today I decided I had a little extra time so I started looking for something to do to improve the front yard. Near my front door I have an Outside Bench that is made of heavy plastic. It is still in decent shape since it doesn’t see much use other than to be a place for the mailman to drop a package or once in a while I will go out and enjoy the …

    How To Repair A Broken Bed Box Spring Slat

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      Things happen and when they do you need to be able to fix them. A visitor writes about a broken box spring that happened when one of their teenage children’s friends decided to jump on a bed. Not really smart but not the end of the world. In this case the wooden slats that run across the bottom of the box spring split really bad and although you can’t sleep on it until its …

      How To Select The Right Materials For Building Furniture

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        If you have decided to build a piece of furniture you might find it hard to find the right materials at a price you can afford. This means you will either need to search in unconventional places or be prepared to spend much more than you might for a premade piece.

        Today the cost and availability of hardwood is not what it use to be. In your average home store you …

        How To Remodeling Used vs Building a New Kitchen Table

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          A guy I know was looking for a woodworking project for the winter. He was thinking about building a new kitchen table but he didn’t have access to a table saw or other woodworking tools all he had is a miter saw and some basic equipment like a drill. He was looking at some plans from a website for a basic table. One of the plans he showed me was an outside garden …

          How To Decide Between Building or Buying a Bookcase

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            Building Bookcases is one of the easier starter projects for people who want to learn how to work with wood. The project can be very simple or intricate and you can go with a Painted surface or with Natural Wood Stain. Unfortunately if you think that building a bookcase will be cheaper than buying one then you are wrong and we will go through what it will take and the materials that you might …

            How To – Reclaiming Old Furniture with a Distressed Black Lacquer Finish

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              Black lacquer finishes on contemporary furniture designs never really seem to go out of style and the reason for this is that many of the design features harken back to centuries old Japanese styles and finishes.

              Black Lacquer finish on high quality furniture is a time consuming process that can take weeks to complete. First the furniture is sanded as perfectly flat as possible then layer after layer of lacquer is applied, allowed to dry …

              How To – Removing Paint From Old Furniture

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                Finding and restoring old furniture is a great hobby and an inexpensive way to accent your home with pieces you can’t buy at a local big box store. You can find old furniture at auctions and yard sales or even for free if you keep your eyes open on trash day but if you want to get items cheap it will probably mean repair and refinishing is required.

                Repairs will mean matching of wood and …

                How To – Painting Wicker Furniture With Spray Paint

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                  Recently a friend was restoring some old wicker furniture and had a problem where the spray paint they were using was not giving the finish they wanted.  Using a glossy spray paint they found that many layers were required to get the gloss and then it would fade before drying completely. If they added enough paint to keep it glossy the paint would build up so thick that it remained sticky for many days.

                  This …