Broken Chair Slats

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Project by sugarpine posted 06-29-2019 12:46 AM 381 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Two chairs came to me with the top half of the upper back slats broken off. As is normally the case, the broken pieces were thrown away. I didn’t want to disassemble the chairs because it usually causes more damage. Instead I routed a a straight and flat surface to ensure a good glue joint for the replacement piece. I then band sawed the back half of the curved slat from 1-3/4 stock, scrolled out the details, band sawed the final half to complete the curved slat, glued the new piece in place and sanded everything flush.

-- sugarpine

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#1 posted 06-29-2019 01:25 AM

Really first rate repair. Nice Job!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#2 posted 06-29-2019 10:46 AM

Great job! Nowadays people throw away things much to fast, even if it is possible to repair them.

-- Uwe from Germany.

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#3 posted 06-30-2019 11:56 AM

Perfectly refurbished chair,.... some very clever solutions.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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