|Forum topic by EagleTRL57||posted 04-25-2011 04:43 PM||2257 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
04-25-2011 04:43 PM
I have a family antique oak rocking chair that has two problems.
1) The screw holding one of the arms to the back stripped out. I have fixed similar problems on other furniture by gluing some wood strips / matchsticks into the hole and then putting the screw back in. Does anyone have any better methods for this type of repair?
2) The second is a little more challenging. The seat has cracked along the line where the back spindles connect in. It hasn’t broken all the way through in any spot (yet). The seat has woven cane that is about an inch in front of the spindles. I don’t think just gluing will work. Due to the age, I also don’t think replacing the seat is an option. Do any of my fellow LumberJocks have any hints on how to repair it?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.