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How to Strip Wooden Furniture

Removing old finish from wooden furniture is a lengthy process, but knowing the proper techniques and professional shortcuts can save you time and money. Learn how to strip wooden furniture.

A Guide for Buying Unfinished Wooden Furniture

Many decisions go into buying a piece of unfinished wooden furniture. You should consider quality, style, and problems to be fixed. Learn what to look for when buying, and how to fix what you've bought.

How to Repair Wooden Furniture Veneer

Veneer is a thin layer of wood glued to wooden furniture. Veneer is very prone to blistering, cracking, or falling off. Learn how to fix damaged veneer and replace broken or missing sections of veneer.

How to Fix Popped Drywall Nails

Drywall, like all building materials, has its own characteristics and problems. As the wood studs age and shrink, nails and screws loosen and pop out of the wood. Learn how to fix popped drywall nails.

How to Design a Kitchen Pantry

A well-designed pantry can hold much more than food, including dishes and cookware. But designing an efficient kitchen pantry space can be a challenge. Corner shelves and rolling baskets are a start, but learn what else to use.

How to Remove Wallpaper

Stripping off the old wall covering is usually wiser than leaving it on. New coverings adhere better to stripped-down surfaces. There are several ways to approach the job. Learn how to remove wallpaper.

How to Install Drywall

Installing drywall can be easy, but taping the joints between panels requires some practice. Furthermore, you'll need key tools and key skills to construct smooth, sturdy walls. It's all in this article, so keep reading.

What is this bumpy stuff on my ceiling that looks like popcorn or cottage cheese?

What is this bumpy stuff on my ceiling that looks like popcorn or cottage cheese?

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