Broken Sofa Leg - HELP!


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Old 04-29-21, 06:27 PM
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Broken Sofa Leg - HELP!

Hello!

I need advice on how to repair a broken sofa leg. For the record, I'm not much of a DIY-er, but I don't want to purchase a new sofa right now, so I'd like to attempt to repair it.

I notice that my sofa was leaning this morning. So, I lifted the couch up and attempted to unscrew the leg that was bent. When trying to unscrew it, the entire leg came off along with a piece of wood! Can this be salvaged? Or am I going to have give in and buy a new couch? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!


 
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Old 04-29-21, 07:23 PM
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In my picture..... the yellow block is the piece of wood in your picture. The leg goes in the red circle.
You may be able to glue the broken piece back on but you'd need to add additional support.
Possibly and additional piece of wood glued on the back side of that area (white box)

I'd open up a little more of the bottom cloth to see the actual wood framing.


 
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Old 04-30-21, 05:22 AM
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I would cut open the covering so you can see the wood frame underneath. Once you can see you'll have to figure out how to recreate some structure to mount the leg.

One option is to use high quality wood glue and glue the broken piece back in place. Clamp it to insure a really good and strong glue joint. Then I'd probably also use some brads or screws on both sides to help hold the broken piece and sides together.

Or, I'd just make a new block for attaching the leg. Hardwood would be best and glue & screw it in place. You can pry the old wood nut out and reuse it.
 
 

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