Follow these five simple rules for fixing timber furniture to get the job done right.
Fixing timber furniture can sometimes be harder than it needs to be. This is because there are small aspects of the job that, if done incorrectly, can sabotage your DIY efforts. Follow our rules for repairing timber furniture and get the job done right:
Don’t use nails, screws, metal mending plates or angle irons to put broken furniture back together.
Timber furniture parts should be joined by glue.
If you use metal add-ons, remember they are just a temporary fix before the total failure of a joint.
There are exceptions to the rule. Some pieces of timber furniture are put together with screws, and some that are predominantly glued have screw joints – for example, where chair arms attach to the backrest.
And some drawers are held together with small nails.