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How to Fix a Wobbly Chair

Introduction

This simple process to fix a wobbly chair will help you avoid having to purchase a new chair, which will save you money.

Tools and Materials
Chair
Veritas Chair Doctor Glue
Drill with 1/16-inch drill bit
Length of rope (clothesline) approximately 24 feet
Small dowel (or similar stick)

Fix a Wobbly Chair How-To
1. Separate joints. Drill a small hole, at an angle, through the end of the stretcher (the bar between chair legs) and into the hollow pocket in the chair leg.

2. Inject glue through the hole into the hollow space. Push chair parts back into place.

3. Clean glue that has dripped from joint.

4. Band together with rope. Wrap twice around and tie tightly. Twist rope, using dowel, until tight. Set dowel against chair stretcher to keep it from unraveling.

5. Let dry for 12 hours.

Resources
All tools and supplies are available at woodworkersclubnorwalk.com (although most can be found at hardware stores our viewers may have trouble locating some of the more specialized products).

Steps

  1. Step 1

Source
The Martha Stewart Show, October 2008