How to fix a wobbly chair in 7 steps

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How to fix a wobbly chair in 7 steps

A wobbly chair is one of those fixes that is so simple, you’ll wonder why you put it off for so long. Here are the 7 easy steps to follow in fixing your wobbly chair.

  1. First, knock the loose joint free with a hammer or mallet.
  2. Remove any old glue from both surfaces of the joint with a utility knife. Use sandpaper or steel wool to smooth out the joint as much as possible.
  3. Spread wood glue on the surfaces of the joint. Wipe off excess with a rag.
  4. Drill a pocket screw into the chair parts at an angle for extra reinforcement.
  5. Clamp the joint.
  6. Let the glue dry under pressure for 24 hours ​
  7. Here is a helpful tip! Wobble spindles on your stairway can be fixed the same ways as the spindles on your chair back.

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