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.

Browse Furniture Repair Projects

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Getting Scratches Out of Wood Cabinets and Furniture
How To Strip Furniture Without Stripper
The Dog Chewed the Wooden Furniture Leg - Despair and Repair!
Quick Tip on Fixing Bleed Through on Chalk Painted Furniture and Decor
Old & Ugly to New & Chic Dining Chairs
Easy Fix for Missing Drawer Pulls
Weaving a Ladder Back Chair Seat With Fiber Rush
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Before and After Cast Iron Bench Restoration
Martha Washington Sewing Cabinet ~ Reloved
Convert Messy Kitchen Cabinets Into Useful Drawers - A How To Guide
Refurbish Wood Furniture Without Sanding or Stripping
Cat Proof Chair Cover Up - Chair Repair With Vinegar Glue
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How to Make an Old Couch New Again for $10
Reupholster an Office Chair
How To Fix Broken Canvas On A Porch Swing
How to Repair Water Damaged Furniture
Eliminating Scratches and Blemishes From Wooden Cabinets and Furniture
DIY Upholstered Bed
How to Repair Dog Chewed Table Legs
How to Restore Damaged Cabinets
Turn Upholstered Dining Chair Seats Into Wood!
Restyled French Cane Chair
Fixing a Warped Cabinet Door
Rocking Chair Makeover: Chalked Paint and Upholstery
How to Replace Brittle Cane Seats With Jute Webbing
Repair a Chipped Corner on a Dresser Using Hot Glue, Oil and Bondo
IKEA Chair Hack With a Little Bit of Paint and Some Fabric
Refinishing Wooden Slat Patio Chairs
Using Bondo to Make New Feet
How To Chalk Paint A Desk
Barstool Makeover
First Upholstery Project Using HOT GLUE GUN!
5 Ways to Fix Out-of-Whack Dresser Drawers
Learn How to Quickly Repair Scratched Leather With a Kit
Broken Patio Chair Rescue!!
Steamer Trunk Handle Repair
Stainless Steel Contact Paper Table Top Makeover
How to Use Hemp Oil to Seal Your Furniture
6 Clever Wine Cork Hacks
Repairing a Cane Chair Seat
Repair That Missing Trim