Three Simple DIY Furniture Projects

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Are you looking for a simple do-it-yourself furniture project? DIY projects are a lot of fun because they are affordable, require little materials, and can usually be done in a day or two at most. This is especially true when it comes to DIY furniture projects.

If you have old, worn out furniture, it’s easy to transform the look and quality without spending a lot of time and money.  Whether you’re new to DIY furniture projects or a professional, get inspired with these simple DIY furniture projects.

New Couch Cushions

Is your sofa feeling uncomfortable? It might be the cushions! Instead of buying a new couch, consider transforming your sofa with new cushions. How? It’s easy with the right foam. This DIY project shouldn’t take you more than a day, but if you’re new to using foam it might take two.

Custom foam cushions are an affordable, simple, and fast way to update your old sofa. But not just any cushions will do. Visit a foam company and purchase foam designed for sofas and couches. Next, find the right size foam. Some companies sell foam in all shapes and sizes. But you can also purchase large sheet and cut the foam to the right size. After you’ve purchase sofa foam replacement, you can really transform your couch by buying new fabric for the cushions.

Comfortable Dog Beds

Store-bought dog beds can cost hundreds of dollars. But why spend a lot of money on a bed that is sure to get destroyed? Instead, create your own dog bed using foam. This DIY project shouldn’t take more than a few hours. Foam comes in a variety of types, making it easy to find one that meets your needs and budget. If you have an old dog or a pet with arthritis, you can also purchase memory foam. Cut the foam to the size and shape you desire, which should accommodate the size of your dog. Once you find the right foam, we recommend buying a twill cover. Although not removable, a twill cover can be easily spot cleaned. You can also add a cover on top of the cover, one with a zipper that is also machine-washable.

Mattress Makeover

Does your mattress need an update? Instead of buying a new mattress, it’s easy to update your current one using foam. There are many different types of foam mattress toppers on the market that are affordable and simple to use. Visit your favorite foam retailer to find the right type of topper for your needs. It’s also important to purchase the right size.
The Foam Factory is an online retailer of quality foam products, including foam replacement cushions.


ETO Doors is one of the largest e-retailers of residential and commercial doors in the United States, but in additional to providing high-quality, reasonably priced doors throughout the US, Canada, and Mexico, ETO Doors also prides itself on supplying the DIY consumer with relevant information to make their DIY door project successful, and less expensive than hiring a professional.

While all doors have a lifespan, sometimes there are adjustments that can be made to existing doors to avoid a full replacement.  Other times, there are portions of a door installation that usually require a carpenter, but with the right tools and information, any person with reasonable handiness could complete the task.  Here are summaries for three DIY videos on the ETO Doors website ( that can help you with your DIY door needs.

  • Door Painting.  Painting a door isn’t always as easy as it sounds. While ETO doors offers, paint-ready (primed) doors for purchase, you can also prime your existing door through a series of steps outlined in this video.  It’s important to speak with a paint specialist and your local home improvement store to ensure you’re selecting the correct paint.
  • Hinge Routing.  If you’re installing a door for the first time, you may need the hinge spaces routed, which  is the carving of the hinge space with a tool to ensure the hinge rests flush with the rest of the jamb.  This process sounds complicated, but the video walks you through the process step-by-step.
  • Door Gap Fixing.  Wood doors can change shape over time, and other times, despite ordering the correct size, a small gap will remain between the door and the jamb.  Fear not!  This video provides detailed instructions on the door gap repair, including a brief discussion of materials used and the reasons behind the same.


ETO Doors DIY videos are a great supplement for your DIY project, and because you can pause at anytime during the video, it’s like having a professional alongside you during your DIY project.  If you have more suggestions for DIY videos call 888 DOORS ETO or go to the Live Chat function online at  and let the team know what you think!