Corner Braces Yes or No?
I'm debating corner braces on my chairs. Mostly I just need a place to attach the seat. The seats were originally not actually attached. They just sat over a dowel at the front of the chair. They stayed put fairly well but if you tipped over the chair the seat would fall out.
I'm thinking I might stick with the dowel on these ones although I did see some brass corner braces that would be easy to install and to use as a base for attaching the seat.
The larger chair doesn't have a dowel. It had some corner pieces that didn't do much to brace since they weren't a particularly good fit. Without these corner pieces though there is nothing to secure the seat to unless I go right through the chair frame with a screw. The seat sits on the back and front, not the sides and these two pieces are rough on all but the side that is facing out so I'm thinking this isn't necessarily a bad idea as long as I pre drill to avoid splitting the wood.
I'm wondering if I "need" to have a corner brace of some type or can I get away with going through the frame and if I do need a corner brace can I just use the brass ones from home depot or are they junk.
I have tried to upload a photo but it keeps saying upload failed :(