How to Assemble a Chair's Front with Glue

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Reassembling the front of a 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 we've got all our front pieces all glued, all the dowels repaired, we've cleaned all the joinery, we've got all the old glue removed, we fixed, again, all the broken dowels, reset them with new dowels, we've glued everything, we've got it all back together and it's still a little flimsy and loose but everything is together. This is where we have everything back together, all our letters match up so we're in good shape and it's starting to look like a chair again, we know that when we put the clamps on here and we pull them up tight, that everything will be snug and then we'll let the chair dry for about 24 hours and let the glue do it's work. By the time we're done we should have a nice tight chair. The most important thing here is to make sure that you've got them semi tight. If you see a little white area, where the joints come together, even like that, it's alright, just tap it as close as you possible, the clamps will do the rest, once we put the front and the back together. The biggest thing, like I said, is keeping everything tight, glued together, wipe off any of the excess glues coming out and get ready for the next process.