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xx   CHAIR

Technique for replacing a broken chair spindle without disassembling the chair.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #25 Mar-Apr 1992 pg. 8

Advice on laminating wood to replace curved braces that strengthen the seat-to-back-leg joint on a kitchen chair.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #31 Mar-Apr 1993 pg. 8

How to disassemble and repair the fox-wedged or blind-wedged tenon joint often found on Windsor chair legs.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #37 Mar-Apr 1994 pg. 16

Tip on removing wedged legs from the seat when repairing wooden chairs.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #42 Dec 1994 pg. 28

Jig for drilling a hole in the exact center of a turned spindle. Useful when repairing chair spindles with broken or damaged tenons.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #49 Dec 1995 pg. 28

How to repair or replace a broken spindle.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #65 Apr 1998 pg. 20
Added Info AMERICAN WOODWORKER #71 Feb 1999 pg. 18

Rejuvenate old chairs. Suggestions on disassembly and regluing, shortening a leg and touching up scratches.
AMERICANA Sep-Oct 1986 (v.14#4) pg. 12

Simple repairs for loose chair rungs.
BOYS' LIFE Mar 1965 (v.55#3) pg. 62

Tips on repairing loose chair rungs caused by the tenon shrinking.
BOYS' LIFE Feb 1983 (v.73#2) pg. 49

Taking joints apart in a wobbly chair so that they can be reglued. Includes a simple steam generator setup to soften water-based glues.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Apr 2000 (v.23#6) pg. 24

Repairing broken rungs. Sure-fire tips for restoring your old chairs.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Jul-Aug 2000 (v.23#9) pg. 20

How to fabricate a replacement for the wooden brace or bracket which goes between the frame of the seat and the back of many older style chairs.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Mar 1980 (v.3#6) pg. 30

Old chair repair including loose tenons, split seats, cracked hoops, etc.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Apr 1992 (v.15#7) pg. 46

Furniture clinic. Five easy fixes for your wooden tables and chairs. Loose joint, broken joint, broken rung, cracked tabletop, and wobbling table.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Feb 1995 (v.18#5) pg. 53

Tip on the best method for removing old glue from chair legholes and rungs.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jul-Aug 1997 (v.20#10) pg. 30

Regluing your wood chairs. It's not as difficult as you may think.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Jan-Feb 2001 (v.85#1) pg. 88

How to fix shaky tables and loose rungs and legs of chairs.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #153 Apr 1974 (v.24#4) pg. 38

How to restore an old chair into a show piece. Instructions on removing the old finish, repairing the structure and applying a new finish.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #173 Jun 1976 (v.26#5) pg. 46

How to repair a split chair rung.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #256 Feb 1985 (v.35#2) pg. 56

Tips on tightening chair joints using thread or a wedge.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #270 Jul-Aug 1986 (v.36#6) pg. 12

Chair repair. How to put your disjointed and broken wooden chairs back together. Both platform-style chairs and frame chairs are viewed.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #285 Jan 1988 (v.38#1) pg. 34

Tip on removing the rungs and spreaders from a wooden chair for regluing without damaging them or the legs.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #311 Sep 1990 (v.40#8) pg. 104

Repairing furniture. General rules for repairing broken or coming-apart furniture. Includes specific information on chairs, table legs, hinge screw tear-out, drawer repairs and veneer replacement.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #315 Feb 1991 (v.41#2) pg. 53

How to repair loose rungs in a chair.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #316 Mar 1991 (v.41#3) pg. 15

Tip on enlarging round tenons by gluing on thin shavings of pine.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #348 May 1994 (v.44#5) pg. 18

Wobbly chair repair. How to dismantle lose joints, rebuild broken tenons, remove a broken tenon or dowel and reglue joints.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #368 May 1996 (v.46#5) pg. 41

How to repair loose chair rungs, including using a reverse wedge technique on really loose joints.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #371 Sep 1996 (v.46#8) pg. 10

Tip for regluing chair tenons that no longer fit snugly.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #383 Nov 1997 (v.47#10) pg. 24

New life for wobbly chairs. Step-by-step disassembly and regluing tips for wooden chairs which feature a lot of spindles.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #399 Jun 1999 (v.49#6) pg. 70

Tip on using the action of withdrawing a screw from a block of wood (using a cordless drill) to force apart a chair's legs and tenons.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #119 Oct-Nov 1998 pg. 34

Repair turned chair legs by salvaging as much as possible of the old leg, gluing on replacement wood where needed, and then chucking it into the lathe to turn the replacement wood to shape.
FINE WOODWORKING #14 Jan-Feb 1979 pg. 18

Repairing wobbly and broken chairs. Tips on fixing legs, stretchers, arms, etc.
FINE WOODWORKING #20 Jan-Feb 1980 pg. 79

Tip on repairing plank-bottom rocking chairs with split (cracked) seats.
FINE WOODWORKING #26 Jan-Feb 1981 pg. 28

Tip on removing nails from old chair legs and spindles.
FINE WOODWORKING #26 Jan-Feb 1981 pg. 28

Tips on repairing rocking chair legs which have broken at the rung hole.
FINE WOODWORKING #46 May-Jun 1984 pg. 16

Technique for repairing a Windsor chair back that has broken almost straight across the grain.
FINE WOODWORKING #82 May-Jun 1990 pg. 14

Tip on regluing chair joints with cyanoacrylate glue.
FINE WOODWORKING #90 Sep-Oct 1991 pg. 20
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #92 Jan-Feb 1992 pg. 8

Using a fox-wedged tenon to attach the leg when repairing an old Windsor chair.
FINE WOODWORKING #111 Mar-Apr 1995 pg. 22

How to replace a spindle in a chair back without having to disassemble the entire back.
FINE WOODWORKING #115 Nov-Dec 1995 pg. 20

Mending a non-valuable Windsor chair with a seat that is split down the middle. The repair involves inserting a piece of replacement wood in the seat.
FINE WOODWORKING #134 Jan-Feb 1999 pg. 104

Advice on when it is appropriate to use "Chair Doctor" glue on loose joints.
FINE WOODWORKING #136 May-Jun 1999 pg. 94

Restoration technique. Advice on the careful restoration of a reproduction Chippendale-style chair with ball and claw feet, fretted splat of typical design, and top back with acanthus leaf carving.
FURNITURE #3 1993 pg. 68

How to fix uneven chair legs.
HANDY ANDY Dec 1980 (v.5#3) pg. 70

Tips on repairing a wobbly chair.
HOME MECHANIX #681 Jan 1985 (v.81) pg. 26

How to restore a chair. Covers regluing legs and back and reupholstering the seat.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Mar-Apr 1979 (v.4#2) pg. 60

Repairing a sway-back tubular metal frame chair by adding a tubular support.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #458 Jul 1966 (v.62) pg. 124

Tips on regluing loose joints in antique chairs.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jul 1978 (v.6#7) pg. 83

Tips on re-gluing old chairs. Covers removing old glue, refitting the joints, and how to deal with joints that resist separation.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Sep 1978 (v.6#9) pg. 107

How to fix a loose spindle chair.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1989 (v.166#1) pg. 105

How to repair and refinish a chair.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1979 (v.214#2) pg. 149

Tip on repairing a broken chair rung (at the point where it enters the leg) without replacing the entire rung.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #56 Sep 1990 (v.10#2) pg. 8

Tip on replacing a broken side rail which is dowelled into two legs without taking the chair apart.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #59 Mar 1991 (v.10#5) pg. 10

Advice on replacing the thin veneer found on saddle seats of old dining chairs.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #67 Jul 1992 (v.12#1) pg. 36

Replace a broken chair rung without disassembling the chair. The replacement rung has one dowel that is spring-loaded and can be collapsed for insertion.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #84 May 1995 (v.14#6) pg. 10

Using dowels to repair broken tenons on chair spindles.
SHOPNOTES #45 May 1999 (v.8) pg. 5

Tip: Before taking a chair apart for regluing, label each dowel end and its corresponding mortise with masking tape.
WOOD MAGAZINE #9 Feb 1986 (v.3#1) pg. 24

How to insert a replacement rung or stretcher in a chair without disassembling the chair.
WOOD MAGAZINE #24 Aug 1988 (v.5#4) pg. 16

How to repair a broken chair spindle using a spring-loaded dowel joint.
WOOD MAGAZINE #44 Aug 1991 (v.8#5) pg. 14

Advice on how to loosen old joints when repairing chairs.
WOOD MAGAZINE #57 Dec 1992 (v.9#9) pg. 82

Using a screw extractor to remove countersunk nails used to lock a chair joint.
WOOD MAGAZINE #76 Jan 1995 (v.12#1) pg. 12

How to repair broken chair spindles by grafting new ends onto the old spindle and retaining as much of the original wood as possible.
WOOD MAGAZINE #87 Apr 1996 (v.13#3) pg. 28

Veneer strips help old chair rungs fit tightly in new holes.
WOOD MAGAZINE #88 Jun 1996 (v.13#4) pg. 22

How to make a spreader and disassemble a wooden chair in order to repair damaged rungs.
WOOD MAGAZINE #118 Nov 1999 (v.16#7) pg. 22

Surefire tactics for taking a dowel joint apart, a technique often needed when repairing wobbly chairs.
WOOD MAGAZINE #132 Apr 2001 (v.18#3) pg. 24

How to turn a replacement stretcher for a chair.
WOODTURNING #39 Feb 1996 pg. 72

Technique for repairing a broken chair spindle without making a totally new spindle.
WOODWORK #19 Jan-Feb 1993 pg. 20

Tip shows a procedure for enlarging loose tenons on chairs.
WOODWORK #38 Apr 1996 pg. 16

Repair of a chair. Problems associated with restoring an early-17th century Wainscot chair.
WOODWORKER #1083 Feb 1984 (v.88) pg. 73

Step-by-step procedures for restoring an Art Nouveau oak chair. Techniques can be applied to other restoration projects.
WOODWORKER Jul 1987 (v.91#7) pg. 592

Furniture restoration. Repairing broken chair legs.
WOODWORKER Apr 1988 (v.92#4) pg. 344
Added Info WOODWORKER Jul 1988 (v.92#7) pg. 629

Tip on repairing a broken round stretcher on a Windsor-style chair without disassembling the chair.
WOODWORKER Dec 1988 (v.92#12) pg. 1162

Tips on repairing chairs which were left in caustic paint stripper too long.
WOODWORKER Feb 1989 (v.93#2) pg. 135

How to deal with loose joints in traditional chairs or settees with upholstery.
WOODWORKER Jul 1993 (v.97#7) pg. 38

Ripping stuff. Advice on repairing upholstered chairs.
WOODWORKER Aug 1993 (v.97#8) pg. 76

Repairs to the frames of upholstered side chairs. Removing and reupholstering a standard unsprung seat. Part 1. Ripping, webbing, and canvas.
WOODWORKER Sep 1993 (v.97#9) pg. 85

Repairs to the frames of upholstered side chairs. Removing and reupholstering a standard unsprung seat. Part 2. Construction of the seat pad.
WOODWORKER Oct 1993 (v.97#10) pg. 76

Tips on replacing broken spindles or rails on old chairs.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1978 (v.2#2) pg. 7

Tip: How to drill small holes and inject glue into loose chair joints.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1981 (v.5#2) pg. 5

Tips on restoring Hitchcock chairs which have rush seats, black paint, gold stripes and stenciled flower designs.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1981 (v.5#5) pg. 14

Restoring antiques. Pseudo Spanish Colonial chair. Part 1. Tips on disassembly and repair of inexpensive factory-built chairs of the 1920's.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1982 (v.6#2) pg. 12

Restoring antiques. Pseudo Spanish Colonial chair. Part 2. Glue, stain and final finish.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1982 (v.6#3) pg. 16

Restoring antiques. How to cure loose legs on a cane seat chair and then install a new prewoven cane seat.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1983 (v.7#3) pg. 18

Restoring antiques. Restoring a rosewood chair. Emphasis is on repairing broken tenons which were poorly designed originally.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1986 (v.10#5) pg. 14

Re-glue, refinish and reupholster an old chair to give it new life.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1969 (v.25#1) pg. 62

Restoring the molded-plywood (molded-veneer) seat on an antique rocking chair.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1979 (v.35#2) pg. 18

Tip: Two methods for removing the broken stub of a chair rung or dowel.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1981 (v.37#4) pg. 10

How to repair and restore damaged chairs.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1983 (v.39#3) pg. 78

Repairing bentwood chairs.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1990 (v.46#2) pg. 12

Tip suggests using plane shavings to tighten tenons of chair rungs.
WORKBENCH Aug 1997 (v.53#4) pg. 13

Tip on using a small hydraulic bottle jack to force apart chair joints.
WORKBENCH #256 Nov-Dec 1999 (v.55#6) pg. 24