Restoring & Refinishing Furniture

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Become a Professional Furniture Maker

To become a professional furniture maker, you must have knowledge of woodworking and the ability to use

Restore Your Used Furniture in 5 Easy Steps

Restoring and renewing your used furniture can save you a great deal of money and prevent the added expense

Wood Furniture Stripping In Six Easy Steps

Your old wood furniture can easily be restored and renewed by removing, or stripping, its finish. This

Create a Storage Ottoman from a Regular Ottoman

In addition to having a comfy place to kick up your feet, a storage ottoman affords the extra convenience

Chair/Ottoman Upkeep Made Easy

Keeping your chair/ottoman looking good is all about upkeep and maintenance. While there are seemingly

How To Revitalize Old Drawer Fronts

As drawer fronts age over the years they show wear and become drab looking. Restoring them is a relatively

Refurbish Old Furniture: Four Tips

Instead of incurring the expense of purchasing new furniture, refurbishing an old furniture piece may

Using Lacquer on Antique Furniture

Even antique furniture looks great with lacquer. Many individuals have taken to ‘antiquing’,

Restoring The Life Of Formica

One of the wonderful things about Formica is that it is very durable and designed to take a fair bit

Thoroughly Clean a Grandfather Clock in 8 Steps

Like all furniture that stands in one place, a grandfather clock will gather dust and dirt. You can keep

How to Apply Leather Moisturizer

Leather is wonderful on furniture and for car seats, but it can dry out and crack if not treated properly

How to Cut Replacement Furniture Glass

Furniture glass is an integral part of many classy or modern interiors. Glass seems to never go out of

Using Crackle Paint to Give Furniture an Antique Look

Crackle paint is a pretty faux decorative paint that can be used to decorate any type of material. It

How to Fix a Scratch on Wooden Bedroom Furniture

Wooden bedroom furniture can last for decades if you take care of it properly. However, even a well

Clean Driftwood to Be Used as Furniture

Driftwood can provide any space a particular lovely aura. Many people want to use driftwood as furniture

Whitewash Wood Furniture: 3 Ideas

If you are considering a whitewash wood look for any room of your house or for your patio, there are

The Pros and Cons Of Using Polyurethane Foam

Polyurethane foam is one of the most common materials used in the restoration of furniture. It is a popular

How to Refinish Wood Furniture with Tung Oil

If you need to refinish wood furniture in your home, you may want to consider using a tung oil as your

How to Refinish Wood Furniture with Lacquer

For the prepared and diligent DIY’er to refinish wood furniture with lacquer, requires only a few

How to Refinish Wood Furniture with Varnish

Many homeowners who have refinished furniture and want a durable and lustrous finish, have found that

3 Tips for Waxing Wood Furniture

Waxing wood is one way of enhancing the surface to bring out the features such as grain and knots. Those

How to Refinish Wood Furniture with Wood Glaze

If you have a piece of furniture that needs a breath of new life, you may like to know that it is not

How to Refinish Wood Furniture with Gel Stain

When you start your next furniture refinishing project, gel stain is one of the many staining options

How to Frost a Glass Table Top

It is a fairly easy process to frost a glass table top. With a few supplies and a little time, you can

Is Natural Wood Stain Safe for Babies?

Natural wood stain is suitable for for a baby's room as long as it is VOC free. VOCs or volatile organic

How to Prevent Paint from Flaking on a Crib

When adding a new finish to an old crib or a plain wood crib, you must take steps to prevent paint flaking.

Can You Paint Over Painted Furniture without Sanding?

If you are interested in painting over painted furniture without having to spend time sanding, you have

Can You Seal Lead Paint Furniture?

If you find lead paint on a piece of wood furniture, you have a few different options when it comes to

Painted French Furniture: How to Refinish

If you find painted French furniture second hand, such as from an antique shop, you may find that the

How to Paint Purple Heart Wood Furniture

Purple heart wood is a wood taken from one of the 23 species of Peltogyn flowering plants. As the name

How to Stain and Maintain Purple Heart Wood Flooring

Purple heart wood is known for its distinct color. You can keep your hardwood floor in the best condition

What is the best way to protect laminate wood furniture from damage?

Protecting your laminate wood furniture from damage is not difficult. Using coasters will protect the

Can I use spray paint over laminate wood furniture?

It is possible to obtain good results when painting over laminate wood furniture. The first step is to

Reupholstering a Wingback Chair Applying the Fabric

So far, we've covered how to reupholster the back, the seat and the arms of a traditional wingback chair.

Reupholstering a Wingback Chair Getting Started

Is that old, wingback chair you have moldering in the corner beginning to show signs of its true age?

Reupholstering a Wingback Chair Stripping the Chair

We've already covered the materials you'll need to reupholster a wingback chair in the first part of

Reupholstering Furniture: Before You Begin

ON TO PART 2 In today’s tough economy, more and more people are looking for less expensive ways

Restoring Natural Beauty to Wood Furniture

While stripping is pleasurable in some venues, in the home workshop, it is seldom so. In fact, if

Removing Build-up on Furniture

Sometimes all it takes to bring furniture back to its original look is a simple removal of the build