This upholstered chair had a broken back leg that looked like someone glued before, but it didn’t hold. It was broken right where the dowels connect it to the stretchers. Fitting and gluing it back together was not going to work this time.
To avoid future problems, it was decided to replace the leg. Here’s what was done.
First, the chair was set upside down on the work bench. Then the staples were removed as the fabric was carefully pulled away from the leg.
Next, all the pieces to the leg were removed and the old glue was scraped from the connecting area.
A new leg was made out of mahogany and fitted. Then glued and clamped.
Once the clamps were removed, one last dowel was inserted to secure the leg to the front-to-back stretcher. It was then ready for finish.
The new leg was stained and finished to match, and then all the legs were given a quick polish. The fabric was stapled back into place, and new glides were installed.
This chair was repaired for a Pine Planes NY client.