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Making Furniture

This page contains tips and instructions for making your own furniture.

Homemade Mattress Ideas
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Building a Build-in Bed

How do you build a built-in, full size bed for an adult?

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Making a Padded Headboard

Hi there do-it-your selfers. My daughter and her husband have a huge bed and when the moved they needed a headboard. They decided to make it themselves.

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Fiberglass Furniture

I want know how to manufacture FRP furniture and any other FRP products such as, doors.

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Decorating Wood Furniture
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Build Your Own Sofa

How can I make a sofa?

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Making a Garden Bench

How do I make a garden bench?

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Making Bookshelves On the Stair Rails

How do I make a bookcase shelves on the rail of a stairs? I have a small space house. Thank you.

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Making a Space Saving Kitchen Table

Does anyone have an idea or instructions for making a space saving kitchen table that attaches to a windowsill, maybe folding under the window?

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Making a Seat Lift from a Recliner

How can a seat lift be made for a recliner chair? I need one badly. If anyone has a clue please let me know. Thank you.

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Making Cushion For Porch Swing

I have a new wooden porch swing and I'd like to make my own cushion for it. I sew but I don't know what fabric would hold up in the outdoor weather. It's underneath my porch, but I'm afraid the moisture might ruin it. I need some ideas.

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Making Cushions For Wicker Furniture

I need to make chair cushions for my wicker furniture, just the bottom. Does anyone have a pattern along with a list of material they used?

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Making A Papasan Chair Cushion

How can I make a papasan chair cushion without putting a lot of money into it? I bought the frame at a Goodwill and found a way to make a cushion, but I just wondered if I could get some other ideas? Thanks!

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Advice For Making Cabinet Doors

I am planning making mdf cabinet doors. I want to know if anyone has done this before and/or if anyone has tried routing out a square in the center?

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Building Inexpensive Table and Shelving

I am a clothing designer living in a TINY studio apartment looking for a cheap table (preferably a high one that is big enough to work on), and shelving that I'm assuming would fit under the table. I'm okay at building things, but maybe you know a cheap way to make shelving and a table? Please give me advice!

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Making a Bar Height Dining Table

I want to make a bar-height dining table to go with some stools I bought at a resale shop. We have basic woodworking tools but not much skill/experience. Just something very simple, straight cuts and basic construction, large enough to seat eight. Not finding what I want from internet search. Any ideas?

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Making Your Own Futon

How do you make you own futon and futon chair frame?

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Comfy Chair Headboard

I'm trying to make a headboard for my son's bed that looks like a big comfy chair. I'm lost on how to make the rounded arms!

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Homemade Mattress Ideas

I'm looking for inexpensive ideas on creating a mattress to sleep on. I can't believe there is so much labor and materials in a good mattress that they have to charge the ridiculous prices I see in stores nowadays.

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Corner Dining Booth With Storage

We live in a railroad layout apartment in NYC and we want to build our own corner dining booth, i.e. a table with a rounded or two-sided banquette with storage space. We have scanned the net and books and we cannot find exactly what we need. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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Need Some Ideas for Making a Bed Frame

We recently moved into a new apartment and realized that our Queen size boxspring would not fit up the stairs into our bedroom. Our last bed frame broke, so we had just been using the boxspring and mattress on the floor.

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Plans for a Fainting Couch

I am looking for plans to build a fainting couch. One with a simple wooden frame that I can complete kind of quickly and upholster.

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Make Your Own Chalkboard

You can make a chalkboard to fit any size of frame. Just take a thin, smooth board (smooth plywood works well for this), cut to the desired size and paint it with dark primer. Let that dry and spray paint it with chalkboard paint, which you can buy at your local hardware store.

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Simple Furniture Plans

I'm looking for simple furniture plans, e.g., West Elm-type sofas, tables, shelves. Thank you. Bridgetab

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Making a Crate Sofa

I'm in the process of building a crate style sofa. I have a major back and leg problem and this is the only style I can sit on and be comfortable. I have all the measurements for the outside frame, 76"L x 32"W x 25"H. However I don't have the seat height.

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Recovering a Sofa

Do you have a sofa that has seen better days? I have one that the material was really worn and had started to rip in places. It was second hand when it came to us but my children were very young then and helped it deteriorate.

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Cheap Home Office Desk

Get two 2-drawer file cabinets for hanging files (metal $59, Plastic $38 at Staples or used for around $10) Set them up 2 feet apart, and lay a flat interior door on top. Unfinished, those are around $20. Put the lock cut-out at the back and bring all your cables neatly up through it. Done. By DearWebby

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Construction Drawing of a Bearchair

Hello, I'm trying to find a construction drawing of a bearchair. Over here, in Holland, I can not find one. Can somebody help me out? Peter

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Constructing My Own Bed

I am in the middle of designing props for my stage production however, I am stuck as I need to create a bed from scratch. If anyone knows anything, what materials I should use and why, as well as a step by step guide on how to do it, I would be very grateful. Thanks From James from Sheffield

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Build Your Own Bed

I have Several Grand kids who live with me. Would like to build two twin beds for them. Cant afford to buy them. any body have any ideas. Thanks, Sharyl

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