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Questions tagged [furniture]

Hacks related to the use, modification, or improvisation of furniture.

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Making Furniture Polish Last Longer

What are some good methods for keeping furniture polish nice and shiny? Over time, performing simple things such as moving or shifting furniture or continual dusting causes the polish to wear off. ...
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Sitting pillows of a couch keeps moving from place

I have a couch, and the sitting pillows always move from their place after a few days and I need to rearrange them. I thought about using a strong velcro, but I'm not sure it will do the work. Any ...
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How to hide rough finished laminate/sunmica edges on furniture

I have recently did the furniture on my home. And they have not did the perfect job. All the sunmicas have rough edges at all the bends. They look very bad. Whole wardrobe and all the drawers have the ...
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Preventing Bed Resonance

This is somewhat similar to this question, but not exactly the same, because it's not about noise per se and I'm not the one causing it (yet). The floor of my apartment is very light (probably cheap) ...
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Rising to the Challenge - Mattress on top of Roof

I'm going to be moving across the US in a few days and am looking to transport my queen mattress (no boxspring) about 600 miles. Nearly every single person I've spoken with has strongly advised ...
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How to get rid of new mattress smell?

I have a new foam mattress and it smells. Apparently it needs to be aired out for several days. Is there anything I can do to speed up this process? I'm thinking temperature, humidity, fans, baking ...
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How to add a Headrest to this chair?

I have this chair: Here's me sitting on the chair: Pardon the pixelated face :) So, my question is how do I add a headrest to this chair? My neck starts hurting after long time sitting on the ...
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How to keep chairs from moving across the floor?

These chairs shown in the product link are pretty much unusable on Wood and Tile floors as they keep moving around at the slightest motion by the kids. http://www.costco.com/.product.100227337.html ...
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How to remove the wheels from casters on a chair, to remove hair?

All the answers to How do I remove hairs from a caster wheel on a roller chair? were unsatisfactory to me. Laborious, ineffective, fume-producing. How can I actually remove the wheels from the ...
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How to compensate for sinking / uneven floor in office

I rent an office on the 2nd floor of a 2 story building. The carpet is the standard blue you find everywhere. Certain sections of my office floor are slanted downwards with some sections (mostly the ...
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Cheap Method to Extract Oil [closed]

I'm intending on building a few shelves from scratch, including chopping down the wood, and then treating it. With my budget tightening up, what are some easy to access methods of harvesting oils from ...
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How can I keep an office chair cool enough to avoid causing perspiration?

I'm in an office environment. Like many office workers, I have a chair! When I'm sitting in said chair, my body heat seems to get absorbed by the glorious, cushiony, cloth-covered padding I'm sitting ...
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Bed frame not stable

I have a wooden bed frame that uses wooden bolt thingies to attach each part together. However, instead of 3 bolts each for connection, I only have 2, so the bed shakes a lot and sometimes breaks ...
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Tighten loose upholstery button

I have an upholstery button on the armrest a sofa that is loose. How can I tighten this? Edit: I do have access to basic sewing materials and tools.
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How do I prevent furniture from leaving dents in the carpet?

Furniture tends to leave dents in carpet when left for any length of time. Specifically, my chair tends to leave imprints where I have it in my room. How would I go about preventing this?
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Cheap way to get a clear plastic coffee table? For lying underneath it and using a windows 8.1 tablet on top [closed]

**I put this in lifehack stack exchange because I think also an alternative to the below could be built out of easy household obnjects that I just not have thought of I'm going to use a windows 8.1 ...
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How could you get a chair with very high arm rests with large surface area parallel to ground?

Imagine this: - Sit upright in a chair - Stick arms out to the side so your upper body forms a T - Using your biceps, bend your elbow 90 degrees so your fists are pointing in front of you That's ...
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Compensating for uneven flooring in a house

I moved into a house where the floors are uneven. The whole house is a bit slanted. Without convincing the property management company to hire a repairman, what can be done about this? I have a friend ...
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How to remove really old masking tape?

I have the problem that when I moved last, I moved from one end of the country to the other. When I had to vacate the flat I was living in, I didn't have a new place at my current location. Because of ...
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How to smooth out scratched leather?

My dogs keep scratching up our leather couch. We have tried putting blankets over the couch, but they fall off or just look bad. Any suggestions for smoothing(removing) the scratches that are ...
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What can I do when the upholstry on my computer chair is coming off?

My computer chair, a fantastic chair that has served me well, is starting to lose its uplholstry at the bottom of the seat and back. I'd like to preserve the chair for as long as possible. How can I ...
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How to move furniture up and down stairs?

I have some couches, shelves, etc. that I need to move up and down 1 flight of stairs (the stairs also include a turn/corner). Are there any methods/tools to do this when 2 people aren't strong enough ...
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How to get rid of carpet indents

We are redoing our living room (it has a carpet floor), so we are moving a lot of furniture around. The biggest problem is that this leaves a lot of ugly indentation marks on the carpet. There are ...
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How to cover up scratches on wood

A lot of the wooden furniture in my house has scratches on them and over time, they've gotten more and more visible. I've thought about painting over the scratches, but I don't know how good that ...
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Get wax off of wooden table

I tend to burn a lot of candles, and every once in awhile some wax will spill onto my coffee table. Are there any Life hacks to get this wax off nicely and completely? Everything I've tried (...
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What can I use to hang my headphones off my desk?

These are my headphones. They're wireless, but can be used while their charging cable is plugged in. My desk is wood, ~3/4" thick, with a square edge (not tapered). I want to be able to hang my ...
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How to work around European size hardware measurements

I have some furniture which was made in Europe. The bolts and what-not are all in metric measurements. Some of the bolts came loose and were misplaced, and some of the pieces necessary for ...
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How do I remove hairs from a caster wheel on a roller chair?

My roller chair is now immovable since there is somehow HAIR, which is about 3 feet (9 dm) per strand, rolled and tangled into all 5 wheels. Below is a picture of the chair: MSRP for this chair: $625....