Furniture Repair – Broken Wood Chair
Glue and clamps are the magician’s tools for fixing a wood chair. Consider that four braces and legs support over a hundred pounds, sometimes more – its an engineering feat indeed! If one part becomes loose it can tilt or sag causing unbalanced stress leading to a break or crack without warning. Cracks and splits along the grain are the most common type of breakage. Chairs that are slid sideways or tipped backwards are also put under undo stress that can result in an ‘injury’.
Cleaning debris from the site of the wound, closing the split up tight, saturating the crack with glue, using pin nails, doweling or clamps may all be involved in a repair project. In our workshop, each damaged chair is examined and a diagnosis for repair determined. Repairs are completed with filing, sanding, filling any nail holes and matching stain to ensure a clean finished repair, only noticeable to a trained eye.
Contact us if we can help you with a damaged chair or any other furniture repair.