Of all the furniture of a house chairs are often carried the brunt. The legs are the most vulnerable, so it helps to know repair.

The chairs are subjected to a constant use in the home. Bad habits such as rocking or drag rather than lift, coupled with the presence of external agents such as termites, wear the legs and the furniture is affected.


Most of the hind legs are broken when the chair rocks back, which ends up splitting the wood. The solution most suitable in these cases is to reattach the two pieces, so that the crack does not end up finally break the chair. Cracks generally follow the direction of the grain of the wood . The first thing to do is cut a wedge deep enough, and insert it between the two sides of the crack to open further and to fill the inside with glue. A tail widely used in these cases is the PVA adhesive, but if the chair will be exposed to water, being situated in the kitchen or bathroom, better opt for a line that is resistant to moisture.


To apply the adhesive, it is best to use the rounded tip of a knife. There is plenty to extend the tail by both parties. Then, without missing a long time, remove excess product with a slightly damp cloth to prevent drying and leave a trail in the cabinet. After the timber must be joined and herein lies the success of the operation. If the wood gets a uniform pressure on all sides, both sides remain stuck. Otherwise, you end up desizing and further aggravates the problem. So that the leg receives a uniform pressure is necessary to use wood pieces so that the grip is distributed across the surface. The best thing is to link the set with brackets or clamps.

Rebuilding the feet

In the case of a seat, it is best to cut the V-shaped leg using a saw. Next, pick up a block of wood color and grain-like chair to restore, although it should be larger than the piece to be sawed before. To repair the chair must overcome the furniture that has been cut on the new wood and draw your profile with a pencil, so as to obtain its negative. We need to apply adhesive on both sides and then clamp them together. Then cut the piece of scrap wood that we have built because it has a larger size. This requires adequately protect the original leg, then cut the excess wood with a saw. Possible binding cracks can be filled with stucco, pre-heated by hand.

Another possibility is to perform the cutting of the chair leg in a straight line, rather than V-shaped In this case it is necessary to make two holes coincide with the drill in the two pieces to be assembled and then join them with glue and a wooden dowel. To secure the parts together, using a sergeant. Then the cabinet is ready to be painted, upholstered or painted , if necessary. The result of all this work of restoration is to have contributed in your own hands to the decoration of the house, whether it is minimalist , as if you tend to baroque. And most importantly, being able to sit back in his usual chair with the confidence that comes from knowing that their legs are in perfect condition.