A wobbly chair is very uncomfortable and has safety risks for the user.
The lightweight chair and wood chairs mostly wobble as compared to heavy chairs because it has to support 10 times more weight.
The wobbly chairs cause frustration and make you inconvenience while sitting.
Main reasons for wobbly chairs
A person’s body weight is more than chair weight. We move, twist, and turn for something on a chair. It adds weight to the chair’s joints which makes chairs’ joints weak. Thus the looser joints wobble the chair.
As the chair age more then the wood automatically shrinks and makes joints weak. So it becomes loose and breaks.
The poor construction of the chair has more chance of wobbling than quality chairs.
When people repaired a wobbly chair with the help of glue it may resolve the issue for some time.
How to fix/repair a wobbly wooden office chair
You can easily repair your wobbly chair.
- Start planning
- Wooden glue
- A drill
- Masking tape
- Sanding paper
First of all, number each piece of the chair before taking part because it will help you in the repairing process.
Carefully take each part of the chair. Open the small screw with the screwdriver. Gently take the joints parts with slow tapping of a hammer.
Remove any glue from all the joints with the help of sanding paper .try to remove all the glue from the joints also wipe off any sanding dust.
Apply new glue to the inside holes and pins of the chair. Put the parts of chair together with the help of glue. Try to plumb all legs perfectly and all the pieces.
Tie the chair rope and tighten its joints to hold each part of the chair while the glue dries automatically. Make the chair sturdy and the right position for the screws on the inside.
Remember the numbers you wrote on the chair pieces and put everything into its correct position.
Keep the chair clamped for 6 hours to dry the glue.
If your chair can’t be repaired with glue then you can follow more steps.
- Make a hole and connect each joint part’s legs and stretchers.
- With the help of a screwdriver drive the screw.
- Wipe off excessive glue.
- Make the glue dry after applying.
By following these guides to repair the wobbly chair. Remember for a short time the glue can fix the wobbly chair but for long-lasting you have to disassemble all parts of the chair remove the old glue and apply new glue.
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