Loose Chair Joints - updated - broken chair arm :(
I have 8 mahogany dining chairs. When I got them they were quite damaged although reasonably sturdy. I have completely stripped them and have done some repairs to the veneer which was water damaged. I'm not at the point where I need to finish the big repairs so that I can get to sanding and staining.
I'll try to post some pics of the project as I go, just trying to figure out how!
So the legs are joined with dowel and some have pulled away slightly so the whole chair is just a bit creaky. I would rather not pull them apart completely and had originally though I could just squeeze some glue into the tiny space and then use a clamp or a rubber mallet to press the pieces back together.
Everything I have read says I should take the chair apart but I'm really nervous to do it and the amount of play in the chair is minimal so I thought this method might be worth a try.
Last edited by Annie4; 02-08-2014 at 07:32 AM.