Tips & Advice
How long does it take to repair furniture professionally?
The time it takes to repair furniture professionally depends on the nature of the repairs and whether the piece needs to be transported to a professional facility or can be done on site. To fix minor dents and scratches may take just a few hours. To refinish cabinets or wood furniture pieces usually takes 1-2 days. Reupholstering furniture may take 1 week, but that’s because it’s a multi-step process that might require ordering new fabric from a manufacturer.
What types of furniture damage can be repaired?
The types of furniture damage that can be repaired by a non-professional include re-stuffing sagging couches and chairs, restoring and fixing small holes in worn leather, removing surface water marks, filling holes and repairing scratches in wood. People with a knack for DIY can often figure out how to refinish wood and re-upholster furniture.
How to repair split wood?
The process to repair splits or cracks in wood usually involves either wood glue fill, or sometimes filler wood pieces. A common technique is to place clamps strategically along the glue-filled crack to squeeze the two pieces back together again, until the glue dries.
How to fill a hole in wood?
To fill a hole in wood, use either wood putty or wood filler that is made of wood fibers mixed into a binding agent. Another common technique is to sharpen a skinny piece of wood to a point on one end, put putty or filler on the end, and push the putty or filler as deep in the hole as possible. Whether you use just putty or filler, or a combination of wood and filler, it is key to wipe off the excess from the surrounding area. Once the filler has dried, make sure it’s sawn and/or sanded down so it is even with the surrounding wood.
How to fix a sagging couch?
To fix a sagging couch, there are a few things you could try: You may simply need to add more stuffing (in some combination of foam and down) to the back cushions and throw pillows. In many cases, the seat cushions also may need more filler--specifically foam padding cut to size. Another quick fix for saggy seat cushions involves cutting a piece of plywood or particle board to fit invisibly on top of the couch frame and under the cushions, providing additional support.
What is the standard depth of kitchen counters?
Kitchen counters have a standard depth of 25 inches. These counters are sold not by square foot, but by linear foot. A square foot is 12-inches wide and 12-inches deep, while a linear foot is 12-inches wide and 25-inches deep, and the depth of this measurement is compatible with the standard depth of a kitchen counter.
How much do kitchen cabinets cost?
Kitchen cabinets vary in cost. Stock cabinets are the least-expensive option. These cabinets are fully prefabricated, and they typically cost $60-$200 per linear foot. Semi-custom cabinets give you the chance to add some customized elements, and these usually cost about $100-$650 per linear foot. Finally, custom cabinets are hand-made to suit your precise specifications, and these cost $500-$1,200 per linear foot.
What is the most commonly used material for making cabinets?
Wood was one of the first materials used for making cabinets, and it continues to be the most common . Many types of wood are available for cabinets, including maple, cherry, oak, and hickory. Cabinets can also be made with laminate, stainless steel, lacquer, and acrylic, but wood impresses by providing a look that's natural and rustic.
What are soft-close cabinet hinges?
If you've ever been irritated by the loud slam of a cabinet door, you'll appreciate the benefits of soft-close cabinet hinges. These hinges are constructed with a built-in mechanism that slows the speed at which the cabinet door closes. Doors equipped with these hinges will never slam; instead, they will gradually move to a closed position. Soft-close cabinet hinges are available for both framed and frameless cabinetry.
What are frameless kitchen cabinets?
Frameless kitchen cabinets are made without a face frame at the front of the cabinet box. With framed kitchen cabinets, this face frame holds the door hinges, and it helps make the cabinet sturdier and more resilient. Frameless cabinets use heftier box construction to improve sturdiness, and their door hinges are joined directly on either side of the cabinet box. The absence of a face frame gives frameless kitchen cabinets a look that's lean, sleek, and modern, and makes it easier to access items contained inside.