How to Repair a Wood Chair Arm How to Repair a Wood Chair Arm

What You'll Need
Protective gloves and goggles
Wood glue
Wood cleaner
Wood Stripper
Screw driver
Wood finisher or paint

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.

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