How To Repair a Wooden Dining Chair with Michael Pendleton

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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


  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.

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