How to Repair Furniture

Is it your first time repairing broken furniture by yourself? Allow us at Hometalk to help you out. We have video tutorials, slideshows, and discussion boards to help guide you. Read our top, best, and new furniture repair projects and see how other Hometalkers tackled their furniture repairs. Good luck and happy repairing!

Repair Any Type of Furniture

Bond broken wood with Bondo

For cracked wood, apply Bondo. Mix the two solutions and smooth the paste over the damaged area, then leave it to dry and sand.

Fix cracks with clay

For furniture, shape polymer clay to fit the damaged area. Glue in place and allow to set. Finally, trim with a knife and paint as required.

Don't paint scratches, stain them

Go over the surface with sandpaper before applying a gel-based wood stain with a foam brush. Lightly wipe the excess and allow to dry.

Use dowels for caster repairs

Drill into the hole, and insert a dowel. Cut to size and cover with polymer clay. Leave to dry, drill a new hole, and glue the caster in place.

Don’t just dry water stains

For water-stained wood, apply six coats of stain. Lightly sand between each one. Finally, soak copper handles in vinegar to remove stains.

Top Projects for Repairing Furniture

We've compiled our top furniture repair projects right here. Prepare to be wowed.

Furniture Repair Videos

Need instructional videos to help you repair your broken furniture? See here.

Weaving a Ladder Back Chair Seat With Fiber Rush

I had a client with a family heirloom that wanted nothing more than to have the chair seat, that went with the set I was painting, re-weaved. This client knew I like a challenge so I told her I would research how to do it. It seemed a lot like the macrame' I did back in the 70's so I told her I thought we could do it. We did it!!! You can, too. My client was overwhelmed and loved it! Follow along to see how we did it!

Rocking Chair Makeover: Chalked Paint and Upholstery

I found this old rocking chair at a local thrift store. It was in decent condition but had one lose arm and needed a new seat and back.

How to Easily Repair and Cover Cat Scratches on Leather Furniture

Reluv is a fast and easy way to repair and color all your leather products. Furniture, handbags,shoes and boots. Reluv comes in Ebony, Mahogany and Chestnut (as show in demo) Try using Reluv Leather Renew by Heirloom Traditions Paint on all your leather products to renew and refresh the color and sheen while adding protection. Reluv Leather Renew is avaialble nation wide through our retailers. To find a retailer, visit our website and see the find a reatailer tab.

5 Easy and Natural Cleaning Recipes That You'll With You'd Seen Sooner

Not a fan of cleaners that contain chemicals? We've got you covered! Here are 5 easy cleans you can make at home.

New Furniture Repair Projects

Check out the new furniture repair projects. Grab a chair and join us.

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