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Another Chair Repair

A couple of times in the last year I have been able to help friends and neighbors repair damaged furniture. I consider this part of being a good neighbor and expect nothing in return. It’s also fun to have them stare in awe at what you consider to be a quick simple repair. Several weeks ago a friend brought me part of a rocking chair and asked if I could repair it. Finally I managed to get to the part this weekend and spent an hour making a new piece.

I milled the piece to size and drilled the holes for the bolts. Then chiseled out the slot. Nothing very difficult about the process with the exception that the bolt holes did not line up, the mortise was slightly askew and the edges not square (and that was on the original and thus had to be done on the replacement..





  1. Steve
    May 3, 2014 at 10:26 am

    Great work!

  2. May 3, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    From the look of it, I’m sure I would have tried to glue the original piece back together. What made you decide this was not the way to go?

    • May 3, 2014 at 8:13 pm

      I could have glued the original and it would probably have worked but looking at the grain direction I felt that it may fail again so I used a different piece of wood. Besides it was a fun challenge. Thanks for stopping by.

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