This oak chair was loose enough for me to completely dis-assemble.
I began by removing the wood plugs and screws from the arms. Then used a rubber mallet to knock apart the stretchers and legs.
As with most chairs, the back frame was solid and did not have to be taken apart.
Next, the old glue was scraped off the joinery.
I then applied new glue, re-assembled the chair, and clamped the joints tight until the glue was dry.
The screws (original) and wood plugs were re-installed, and the chair was given a fresh oak of wax.
This oak chair was re-glued for a Lakeville CT client.