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#147202 12-Jun-2014 11:42
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One of my dining room chairs has a broken front leg. The front legs are separate and attach to the rest of the chair via a large screw that goes through the chair and into the leg.

This break happened a year or so ago and I repaired the chair by getting some glue (from Mitre 10, as recommended by a staff member to do the job) and glueing the chunk of wood that had split from the leg back onto the leg, then glueing the leg itself to the chair and tightening the screw.

This repair job lasted ok till this morning when the leg fell off again.

I think I now need to get it professionally repaired.  It's only a cheap dining room set but the chances of finding a replacement chair identical to the rest are slim.

Since my woodworking skills aren't all that great, can anyone recommended anywhere that does this sort of work on the North Shore in Auckland?  The Yellow Pages gave me some upholsters and furniture restoration people, but I think this might be beneath them!

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  #1063967 12-Jun-2014 12:05
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What happened this time? If your glue job was done properly any new split should be in the wood rather than in the glue line. Maybe the way the grain runs in that piece of timber is a weakness. Can you put up a picture of the leg?

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  #1063996 12-Jun-2014 12:32
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Murray: PM sent.

Sometimes I just sit and think. Other times I just sit.


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  #1065126 13-Jun-2014 18:34
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Are they really wood, or veener over weetbix board?


PVA should work for wood, but then if they're cheap, why not just get a new set of cheap chairs?

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