Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'chair repair'

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Quick Fix?

06-17-2012 02:44 PM by greg48 | 7 comments »

Well, I stepped in it again. I took on a non-remunerative commission (a favor) to repair a two seater patio rocking chair that the (client) said had sagged a bit in the corner of the seat. My first inspection looked like I could simply replace the round tenoned stretcher/seat support. Getting it back to the shop, I removed the seat slats and discovered a small bit of rot in the rear vertical stile which I probed and cleaned out. The small bit of rot grew to 7 inches in length and the...

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Chair Repair

05-16-2012 11:19 AM by bigchopperoo | 19 comments »

Here is a way to fix that wobbly chair. Choose one of four different methods. Plus enjoy the BEST dance scene EVER!!!!

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Notes On Repairing Vintage Pressback Dining Chairs #1: Assessment

11-28-2011 09:34 PM by Lee Barker | 0 comments »

All four ash-seat chairs were loose in every joint (that’s 22) between spindle and seat and spindle and crest. The side spindles were screwed in from the side, wedged from the bottom. This seemed like a pretty straightforward repair: Remove the back, clean the joints, reassemble and clamp. Whoa. Those little screw heads? Not at all! They were a cheap trick: 6 penny box nails filed with a screw-like slot!In order to get them out I had to dig. I rebored a 3/8” hole ...

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