Many parts makeup a wooden chair to support the hundreds of pounds that will be placed on it. If one of these parts gets damaged, the entire chair will be unstable. The most common problem that arises is broken or crack formation in wooden chair legs. This small issue can be fixed and repaired easily.
If you love your wooden chair and notice a problem in its legs, all you need is a small amount of glue or clamps to get around the problem. To repair the chair legs, here is what you will have to do:
Things you will need
- Wood glue
- Damp cloth
- Putty knife
- Touch-up wood finish
- Turn the chair by its legs making it upside down. Place it on top of a worktable. Check all the legs one by one to find the cracks, splits or dowels in it.
- Scrape off any loose splinters or chips from the cracks in the legs. You can use the putty knife to aid in small cracks.
- Inject glue in the crack until it is filled. Clean the excess with a damp cloth.
- If the two parts have separated, apply glue on both ends of the leg and contact them while pressing. Apply a masking tape around the leg.
- Clamps should be added to compress the glued area. And place these clamps an inch apart.
- Remove the clamps when the glue has dried. Rub the sandpaper over the affected area.
- Apply touchup wood finish over the chair.