How-to repair broken furniture

How-to repair broken furniture

What you need …

Materials

Tools

Instructions

  1. Trim what is left of the original wood joints using thewood file.
  2. Sand until smooth.
  3. Mark the center for the joint hole.
  4. Drill a 1/2″ hole 3/4″ deep for each end of the wooden dowel.
  5. Insert the dowel and check the fit. If it is too loose, you can wedge a toothpick into the joint.
  6. Remove the dowel.
  7. Put some glue into the hole and on the dowel.
  8. Let dry for 1 hour.
  9. Repeat for the other side.
Broken chair

How to repair a broken chair.

Broken dowel joint

Broken dowel joint

Remove broken dowel

Remove broken dowel

New dowel

New dowel

Repaired chair

Repaired chair

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  • Posted On: 20th March 2013
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