flat pack joints too tight
apologies if this question is basic for some on this list, but any help is much appreciated!!
I bought an outdoor teak furniture set from Home Depot. The assembly instructions say to apply glue to the slots, insert the slots in the tenon, and hammer with mallet.
The 2 inside slots were too tight for the inside tenons (the larger outside tenons fit). I tried hammering repeatedly but no joy - see attached photo. Did not even try glue.
This affected multiple pieces of furniture. I have been storing this in the (partially exposed) sun patio which has been a little above freezing. I also tried heating the slots in front of the fire to try and expand them but this did not help.