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Re: creaky rocking chair

Posted By: James Schooley <furnitureissues@earthlink.net> (0-1pool246-107.nas2.sioux-city1.ia.us.da.qwest.net)
Date: 7/23/4 23:55

In Response To: creaky rocking chair (Katie Vandehey)

Your chair needs to be reglued, locate the loose joints and knock them apart with a padded hammer or rubber mallet, after removing any screws. If there are more than 10% of the joints that need glue, it probably will all be best to be reglued. Scrape out the loose glue, if it is older than WW 2 it will most likely be a hide glue. This type of glue can be reactivated with fresh hide glue. The new form, liquid hide glue, is ok but the hot version is best. Test the joints for snugness, and add a swatch of thin cotton cloth to the loose joints as the glue is added to tighten the fit. Use plenty of glue so that there is a little squeeze out, wipe with a damp cloth before it dries. Use the padded hammer to knock the chair back together and replace any screws you had to remove. Check to see that the chair sets square, a ruler will be helpful to check from corner to corner, so as to insure a square set up, allow to dry for eight hours under clamps, no more squeeks.

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