September 29, 2021

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How to Repair an Antique Wooden Chair with Upholstery Seat | Woodworking Repair Shop

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In our repair shop, we show you how to remove upholstery and repair the wooden frame of this antique chair. The focus of this is on disassembly and glue up. Here are related videos with more detailed information:
Types of Wood Glue – https://youtu.be/aRYNAlbBDUg
Vector Clamping (clamping odd shapes) – https://youtu.be/izMaQp5myf8

Here are the steps to repair the wooden chair frame:
– Remove the upholstery tacks with a putty knife and flat screwdriver
– Remove the dust cover tacks with a putty knife
– Remove the upholstery layers (fabric, dust cover, cotton, straw, horse hair)
– Remove the burlap, jute, and edge roll
– Unscrew the corner blocks and remove
– Separate the front from the back chair section using spreader clamps (link – https://amzn.to/3hqTLSU)
– Separate the front chair section parts
– Separate the H stretcher parts
– Separate the back chair section parts
– Where required, use vinegar or a heat gun (link – https://amzn.to/2UWfsAL) to loosen the glue
– Clean off all the chair joints of old glue
– Use hide glue from a heated pot or liquid hide glue (link – https://amzn.to/37pwT1o)
– Glue the back chair section together and clamp
– Glue the front chair section together and clamp
– Glue the whole chair together, place a heavy weight on the chair to ensure its level, and clamp
– Clean up the glue squeeze out with warm water

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