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Home Furniture


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. 

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.
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.
Female carpenter repairing wooden chair legs in small business woodwork workshop

Try This Fast Fix for Wobbly Chairs

When a chair wobbles, don’t cut the long legs! Instead, do this.

Tips to Remove Oil Stains from Wood Furniture

Here are a couple of options if you get any kind of food stain on wood furniture.
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.

My Chair Legs Keep Coming Loose — What Can I Do?

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.

Clever Outdoor Furniture Design Ideas for Your Pool, Porch or Patio

Relax and get comfy with these outdoor furniture design ideas.
Cleaning supplies on wood table.

Homemade Nontoxic Furniture Cleaners

Freshly polished wood furniture really makes a home sparkle, but most furniture polishes and cleaners contain artificial fragrances, residues, chemicals, and propellants. Read on for some nontoxic alternatives for cleaning and polishing your furniture.