Restoring & Refinishing Furniture

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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

Fill a Glass Chip in Your Furniture Glass

There is no doubt that furniture glass can make any home look regal and fabulous. However, the delicate

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

How to Remove Wood Oil Finish from Wood Furniture

Wood oil finish is great as a varnish, but if you are planning to remove it, it can be difficult. Step

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

Painted Crib: What Kind of Paint to Use?

If you want to have a painted crib, you will want to look for a paint that is lead free and non-toxic.

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

Furniture Refinishing 1 - Introduction

What You Will Be Doing Many who want to refinish a piece of their furniture are put off by the amount

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

How to Remove Wood Veneers

If that beautiful dresser would be perfect if only the veneer was in better shape, try removing the wood

Furniture Refinishing 10 - Applying the Finish

Margin of Error: Properly apply finish to create desired effect and smooth finish. Most Common Mistakes

Furniture Refinishing 3 - Preparation

Time: Time will depend on the size and complexity of your project. Be sure to allow plenty of time

Furniture Refinishing 2 - Tools and Materials Checklist

Tools for Cleaning and Testing Natural Bristle Brush Steel Wool (0000-3) Materials for Cleaning

Furniture Refinishing 4 - Preparing the Surface

Most Common Mistakes Not cleaning the surface thoroughly before refinishing. Sometimes, if a piece

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

Reupholstering Furniture: Finding the Perfect Piece

BACK TO PART 1 Reupholstering furniture is beneficial in a number of ways. For starters, older furniture

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

Answering Furniture Finish Removal Questions

Q. I am trying to strip shellac finish from 35-year-old doors and frames. I have used 3M Safest Stripper