How to Repair a Wood Chair Arm
For some projects you will definitely need a furniture repair man for but repairing a wood chair arm is something that you can do yourself. Repairing your furniture yourself can be rewarding and also save you money. Due to everyday wear, chair arms will most commonly have scratches and loosened joints. Just follow these simple guidelines.
Step 1 - Cleaning the Surface
Clean the wood chair arm using a common wood cleaner. If you would like to refinish the wood as well then you can also use stripper to remove old paint and wood finish. Make sure when using any chemicals that you open a window and use proper safety equipment like gloves and goggles.
Step 2 - Fixing Loose Joints
Tighten all screws and furniture pegs that you can see and the base of the chair arm. Replace screws or pegs that are no longer functional. For parts of the joints that are still loose you can use wood glue as a filler to make the joints solid.
Step 3 - Finishing
Now that the joints are tightened and the wood chair arm is repaired you can apply new wood finish or paint it as you see fit. Allow the repair to dry thoroughly before putting the chair arm to full normal use.