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Tables, chairs, sofas, and beds make your spaces cozy and personal. Without them, your home would just be a big, empty structure. Because furniture is such an integral part of your home sweet home, you must choose pieces you love and keep them in good shape.

Today’s Homeowner knows that staying on top of furniture maintenance, repair, and cleaning can be enough to make your head spin — especially if you have countless pieces decorating every nook and corner of your home. 

Furnishing Your Home Like a Pro

We’ve compiled a hub of guides to help you tackle furniture upkeep like a pro. Explore our resources for tips on the following:

Furniture Repair

Sometimes, everyday life gets in the way of your perfectly curated furniture collection. Maybe a chair leg goes wobbly, or spilled wine stains your favorite couch. No matter what furniture fixing need pops up on your horizon, we’re here to help with DIY repair guides for everything from couches to credenzas.

Furniture Maintenance

Figuring out where to put your new sofa or loveseat is only part of the process. Next, you’ll need to determine your new furniture piece’s maintenance requirements to keep it looking fresh for years to come. No clue how to maintain materials like wood, metal, and upholstery? No worries. Our guides cover the best ways to maintain and clean various types of furniture.

Furniture Refresh

You’ve maintained your favorite side table for years, but the color just isn’t doing it for your interior design anymore. Or, maybe you’re a thrifting enthusiast and found a must-have antique piece for a killer price. In either scenario, the furniture might need a good old-fashioned refresh. Today’s Homeowner has countless guides for refinishing worn-out furniture to make it look new.

Furniture turns your house into a home. Explore all the ways you can keep your furniture pieces cozy, sturdy, and polished with our helpful resources. 

How to Build a Console Table (No Nails Needed!)

This tall and wide console table nests nicely under a large TV, plus you don't need any nails to assemble it!
sofa arm tray on a couch arm with checking in with chelsea mug

Keep Essentials in Sight With This Sofa Arm Tray

Constantly losing items in between couch cushions? Build a sofa arm tray! Watch this video to learn how to build one.

How to Give New Life to Dated Wood Furniture

Fed up with your wood furniture's dated look? Varathane Interior Gel Stain creates a deep, rich color and instantly enhances the wood's natural grain.
Female carpenter repairing wooden chair legs in small business woodwork workshop

How to Fix a Wobbling Table or Chair

There’s nothing more aggravating than a table or chair that wobbles when you use it. Listen to this tip for a simple solution to stop those annoying shakes and wobbles.

How to Prevent Water Rings from Forming on a Table

If water rings show up on your kitchen table after setting a glass down, take a cue from most restaurants — here's what to do!
Furniture designer sanding a wooden chair frame

Beginners’ Tips for Building Your Own Furniture

Making your furniture will save you money and ensure the piece is unique. These tips will have you making furniture in no time.

Furniture Stuffing 101: What You Need to Know

Upholstery projects have the ability to transform tired, worn-looking spaces, especially when care is given to the selection of colors, fabric patterns, and the style you're trying to achieve. However, the most important part of any upholstered item is what you don’t see. Read on to find out more.

How to Restore a Marble Table Top’s Sheen

Danny and Joe answer a listener's question on Today's Homeowner Radio.
Mayonnaise applied to water stain on furniture

How to Remove Water Stains from Furniture

The secret ingredient for removing water stains from your furniture could be in your refrigerator.