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Building Your Own SofaThis is a page about building your own sofa. Many people enjoy making their own furniture, either to save money or to show off their craftsmanship.

 

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Homemade Mattress Ideas?This is a page about homemade mattress ideas. Mattress are very expensive to buy. You may be able to save money by making something yourself.

 

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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 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 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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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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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 SofaDo 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 DeskGet 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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Fiberglass Furniture?I want know how to manufacture FRP furniture and any other FRP products such as, doors.

 

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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 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 Garden Bench?How do I make a garden bench?

 

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Build Your Own Sofa?How can I make a sofa?

 

Decorating Wood Furniture

Decorating Wood Furniture?Does anyone know how to make furniture similar to the piece pictured? I would like to make one as a gift for a friend's birthday. Thank you.

 

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