The joints on this sofa were loose because some of the dowels were broken.
To make the proper repairs, all the upholstery was removed.
The frame was taken apart, and the broken dowels were drilled out and replaced with new.
The frame was then re-glued, re-assembled, and clamped tight.
All the tack holes were filled with sawdust and glue, which was then sanded smooth.
Here’s the repaired frame – ready to be sent to the upholsterer.
This sofa was repaired for an Amenia NY client.