Awesome Step By Step Guide On How to Fix a Wobbly Chair

A wobbly chair which rocks forth and back as one leg is shorter than the other legs may be an annoyance.

The solution to this problem is to add a spacer to the bottom of the short leg, and the removal of some materials from the long legs. The reality is that it is a trial and wrong process with its measure of failure.

This is a wise way to correct the wobbles, and it works well for the first time around. You need only cheap glue gun such as like some that craft projects.

how to fix a wobbly chair

A dollop of glue for the foreshortened leg as well as voila. Stability may be restored.

Re-glue and clamp

Using some clamps and glue is possibly the best or permanent solution. This is the best though not the easy solution. You may quickly fix it, and in the morning it would be a good result.

What you will need

  • Carpenter’s Wood Glue
  • Sandpaper or steel wool
  • Vinegar (if needed)
  • Wood clamp, strap clamp or tourniquet
  • Take apart as much of the chair as is loose, rungs or legs whatever.
  • Remove all old glues from the parts where you like to re-glued with steel wool, sandpaper or scraping. Tip: you may use vinegar to soften old glue which is difficult to remove.
  • Use carpenter’s wood glue on the both surfaces. Be sure; you see lots of.
  • Use strap clamp or wood clamp to use pressure for thirty minutes on the joint. To bond well keep the whole night to dry it completely

You may repair it without taking it apart

You have to do two things

At first, you need some super glue type glue. I used a type of glue named Miracle Glue. If you keep it in the refrigerator, it will last for a long time.

It needs to glue which will wick well. I would like to say that it may soak between 2 pieces of wood though they are very much close to each other.

how to fix a wobbly chair

The next thing is you may need fine powder. Fine sawdust is perfect, but they are very coarse.

If you get fine talcum powder or some baking soda, that is good. You may use some spices or coffee grounds if they are fine. They provide you the color you like to get.

  • Orientate the chair so that gravity aids you to work with powder to space between 2 pieces of woods. Note: at the time of doing this, you are leaving the dowel inside the whole of the other part of the chair. Do it until motion comes and gives between 2 pieces. Remove any excess round the whole to make it smooth.
  • Use the miracle glue on the top of the powder between the pieces and soak it well. I normally like to use a drop and do it until it soaks well. Three of four drops is enough if there is no big space to fill.

If you use the right glue, the chair will be fixed within minutes and it is necessary to wait for 24 hours to adjust the glue with the chair.

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Scott A. McKeown