How to Clean Joints on a Chair's Front

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Cleaning joints on the front of a wood chair. Learn how to glue a wood chair for furniture repair in this free video. View Video Transcript

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Curt Martin

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Now, again, once we've got the chair apart, we want to get in and clean all the joints, get all the old residue off and scrape everything. This is probably the longest part of the process, is getting it prepped and ready to put back together again. The better you do it now, the better the chair is going to stay together in the future. Scraping all the old glue off. We may use the file again, just to get off any extra. On all your dowels rounding's, you want to scrape those off with the file. You don't want to remove a lot of wood here because, if you do, the joint is going to get sloppy and get loose in the chair. So remove all the residue from all the dowel pins and even your dowel holes. You really need to go over every single joint. Clean and scrape and get all the old residue off everywhere and that takes a little time. Once you get all that done, you feel confident about your joints and your joints are nice and clean, you are ready to do the next process.