Help with wooden bar stool repair


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Old 01-06-21, 04:11 PM
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Help with wooden bar stool repair

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I have this bar stool where the bottom of wooden base is broken . I am new to furniture repair and wood work.

First thing is, how do I remove the square shaped wood based which is glued on to it.

Any pointers is appreciated.

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Removing the glued on wood block is going to take careful prying. I'd probably use a wood chisel and whack off the bulk of the wood block. Then carefully scrape away the remaining wood & glue with the chisel. For really fine work I don't even use a hammer. I just push the chisel by hand.
 
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thanks.

What type is glue should I use for the new block of wood to be strong enough??

 
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I like to use Elmer's Carpenter's Wood Glue.
 
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My favorite wood glue is Titebond III, but it's not the only good glue available.
 
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Noticing how the failure occurred close to the edge of the block, I would make the replacement block larger so the connections are not so close to the edge.
 
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Thanks for all the tip and suggestions.

Since the base (the larger piece ) is slightly curved, when replacing the smaller block, what tools should I use to make the concave curve on the block?

Or can I just put a flat block and use lots of glue to secure it?

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From the pictures it appears that the center thickness is about 1/8 inch thinner than at the edges. Depending upon the amount of curvature you could sand to that shape with a belt sander. They can take a lot of material off fast. An orbital sander would take much longer. You could use a chisel to "dish" out the shape to the approximate depth and finish off with an orbital or palm sander. You need to get the surfaces to mate as closely as possible to get a solid joint. Relying on glue to fill as much as 1/8 inch in that application would probably not be strong enough since the "fill" would be at the edges.
 
 

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