DIY chair repairs often include mistakes that can be avoided. One such mistake is using screws or nails to hold loose joints. The problem is the metal can damage the wood. Another common mistake is not taking apart the joints of a chair, but just applying glue and pushing things together. Some mistakes involve not knowing how to apply glue. Others involve using the wrong glue. Polyurethane glue shouldn’t be used on chairs. Instead, use epoxy, PVA glue, or hide glue. A final mistake is not using clamps when gluing. Clamping pressure is necessary to keep the wood together while the glue absorbs and cures.
- It is unfortunately incredibly easy to make huge mistakes when using D.I.Y. methods to fix chairs.
- Common mistakes to avoid include adding nails or screws to the chair, not applying the glue properly, or using the wrong type of glue for repairs.
- These tips are only as useful as how much you are willing to follow them.
“Pulling out a finishing nail in a piece of furniture is impossible without doing damage to it.”