Anytime you move, you have the choice to either try and jam that piece of IKEA furniture through the door, or disassemble it into manageable parts. The latter choice is usually better, but it has its own challenges.
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What can you make with your own body, using no tools? Designer Nikolas Bentel made a four-legged stool. He felled a tree without an axe or saw, whittled the wood with his teeth and let his woodworker father use Nikolas's bare fists like hammers. Bentel's video series All Purpose Nik explores the human body's potential through a few projects, starting with the one above.
There was a time when my coffee table was my most prized piece of furniture. Before the days of "shelfies", it served as the focal place of my living room, a curated display of my 20-something aspirations. On top of the rectangular sheet of glass perched on legs made of industrial copper pipes sat a couple sleek books -- Design*Sponge at Home to showcase my modern aesthetic and Edible Selby because I loved the idea of going on culinary adventures around the world -- along with an assortment of issues of The New Yorker that I'd tell myself I would sit down and read very soon.
Last year, IKEA recalled 29 million chests of drawers after at least six children were killed by chests of drawers that fell over. If you have a toddler, you probably know you should child-proof your furniture... but things do tend to get away from us.
Arranging a decent-sized bed and other furniture in a small living space can feel like Tetris on hard mode, but if you're up for a weekend project, you don't have to sacrifice that much space with this DIY full-size platform bed. This video shows you how.
Getting the recommended eight hours of sleep every night means you'll spend at least a third of your life in bed. So if you're going to splurge on a piece of furniture, it might as well be a bed that constantly adjusts its comfort to match your sleeping position and warms your feet so you can fall asleep faster at night.
When you shop for a new mattress, a lot of lingo is lost in translation and sounds necessary just because it's popular. The good news is that as far as comfort goes, some features, fancy as they are, are just less important.
One of the most frustrating parts of moving into a new home or apartment is the furniture Tetris you have to play in order to squeeze all your big items around tight corners and stairways. Box springs can be particularly pesky, but they're so simply constructed that you can partially cut them in half.