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|I have several bar style stools with backs and the legs are sort of loose. Its not really the legs but the bar you would put your foot on when you sit between the legs. There are 5 or 6 that are loose and one is broken at the end. Is there a good way to glue it back?|
|FILL THE HOLE WITH A GOOD WOOD GLUE AND CLAMP THE LEGS TOGETHER...IE WRAP SOMETHING TIGHT AROUND THE LEGS TO GET A TIGHT FIT ON THE HORIZONTAL BAR....LET IT DRY FOR 24 HOURS BEFORE TAKING OFF THE CLAMP|
When you 'clamp' the legs while the glue dries, use something like cotton sash cord and go all the way around all the legs. Then take a piece and tie it at the middle between 2 of the legs. Run the cord across to the other side between the legs also. Now go around the cord there and then back to where you tied it. Now PULL! This will really tighten up the sash cord clamp. Take a dampened cloth and wipe all the glue sqeeze out. Now find a real level spot, like a cast iron table saw, or a pool table, and set the stool there to dry. Make sure all the legs are touching that way it wont wobble later and loosen up again!
Remember to put down a layer of newspaper so if any glue drips you won't have a lump on the pool table!
|I FORGOT TO MENTION TO CALMP ALL THE WAY AROUND..THANKS FOR CATCHING THAT....|
|Great idea to use a rope! Thanks.
But I have one rung (i think thats what you call it) that is broken. Is there anyway to buy a new one or do I have to make one. It is broken right at the end where it goes into the leg.
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Take the broken rung, if it is broken right at the part that goes into the hole, this is easy.
Carefully cut off the part where it goes into the hole. Only cut up to where it actually goes into the hole and not the part you would see. Go to the hardware store and buy a dowel thatís the same size as the one you just cut off. Bring the rung so you can size it up using the good side. Make sure you donít get one smaller or it will not glue good. If you have to get one slightly larger and you can whittle it down to the correct size later.
Ok hopefully you have a drill and a bit the same size as the dowel. Drill a hole into the rung right in the middle. IMPORTANT: if the rung is the same diameter as the ends then there is another method you can use too so read on. Take the drill bit and clean out any remaining wood in the chair leg too. Cut a piece of dowel to fit and glue away!!
What to do if the rung is the same diameter as the end that broke?
Just glue in the full size dowel into the leg let it dry and cut it flush. Then take a smaller drill bit (the diameter would depend on the original size), if the original is say 3/4" then use 1/2". if it was 5/8" then use 3/8". but don't go too small or it will be weak there. Drill a hole into the leg and then into the end of the rung. Install the new (smaller) dowel and clamp as above!
Remember to use only hardwood dowels!