How To Repair a Wooden Dining Chair with Michael Pendleton

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Michael Pendleton of MP Custom Made knows a thing or two about wood-working including how to save an old dining room chair from the curb. If you come across a chair you love with a wobble you don’t, Michael has the steps-by-step to bring it back.

Supply list:

  • Screwdriver
  • Prybar
  • Hammer
  • Wood glue
  • Stretch wrap
  • Upholstery foam
  • Heavy fabric
  • Scissors
  • Staple gun

Step-by-Step:

  1. Flip chair and remove seat
  2. Determine loose joints and reassemble
  3. Clean joints before reassembly
  4. Reassemble using wood glue and stretch wrap
  5. Reupholster seat
  6. Remove stretch wrap once glue is set

It’s a simple project that will extend the life of your chair another couple of decades. It should take an hour with about $40 spent on supplies.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s