Using Dowel Rods to Repair a Wood Chair

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Learn how to fix broken wooden furniture using dowel rods, with tips and techniques for repairing your old wooden chairs, in this free DIY video on home improvement. View Video Transcript

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Charles McMahon

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This is Charles McMahon for Expert Village. We are continuing on our repair of our chair. When I say dowel, I am talking about a piece of wood like this that you can get in a well equipped hardware store. You can get these over a range of sizes. This one is 7/16’s diameter but you can get them in sizes from very small to pretty large in steps of about 1/16 of an inch and this is made of hardwood, probably oak. This cost less than $2.00. What we are going to do is make spindles out of this as cutting this off at the right length and replacing the broken spindles. You can see with this one, this works pretty well. What we should do when we are all finished of course, is stain these so that they don’t really stand out so strongly and if you stain them with a close finish, then people tend not to notice it but even if they do, so what.