Making Chair Repairs with Gorilla Glue

by Cassie on July 25, 2012

Recently on a trip to the flea market I scored a great deal on this set of 4 antique chairs that were already stripped!

Of course they were a great price because they needed some work, like new seats, refinishing, and some joints fixed.

Fixing the joints on these chairs were easy as they were mostly dowel and hole construction.  I pulled out the loose piece, filled the hole with Gorilla Wood Glue, and then pushed the piece back in as hard as I could, wiping any excess glue with a wet rag.  Then I let it dry and they were solid again!

Here are a couple pictures to help you…. though it was very hard to pull the piece out, hold it, and then hold the camera and take a picture while not letting go of that piece, so not the best pictures.  My apologies!

You can see the piece is slightly lifted out of the hole here.  Before I put the glue in, I pulled it out entirely.

Here you can see the piece has been pushed back in and the excess glue wiped away!

Do you want to see what the chairs look like with their new color and seats?  Then come on over to my blog for the rest of the story!

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Gwen@theboldabode July 25, 2012 at 10:05 am

Hmm…maybe the wrong Gorilla made my glue… or I need you to come and fix my chairs! Perhaps, I should give it another go…

ali July 26, 2012 at 1:37 am

Awesomeness!!! Cassie can pretty much fix anything :)

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