Take a look at what the manufacturers allowed to pass!?
I get it. It’s not woodworking – but really – I could move that board back and forth with ease. If I stretched any fabric across it, it would pull that poor construction to the center. So my problem was this. How do I fix that problem without taking the whole dang chair apart?
Well I pulled out the staples then removed that bit of problem wood.
I chiseled out one end then got out my cheap jigsaw. I had to take about one inch off the blade because it smacked a board on the other side as I attempted to cut. DUMB! However, loosing an inch off that old blade was a no brainer.
I cut the rest out without incident. I also cut a piece of left over oak to fill the gap. Perfection was not required! I only needed a good firm bond.
When the glue set for a little bit, I removed the clamps then glued the curved piece of wood in place. On went the clamps again.
Simple enough. You don’t need a woodworking masterpiece underneath your upholstered furniture. You do need it to be sturdy and secure. That Wing repair made that the sturdiest of all 4 on the two chairs.
I still owe you all a little blog on upholstering the inside back. The good news is, I went back and filled out the stripping section. I don’t have any unfinished entries before this one leftover. Yay.
-- Thanks for all the lessons!