Furniture repair

This chair, one of a set of six, had a broken back. It had been repaired before but the glue and the doweling was not adequate. I tackled this repair by using the repair dowels as a sleeve for the replacement dowels and used dowels 3” long. All the old glue had to be scraped off the joints and then the whole lot was glued up and cramped using a Spanish tourniquet and a stiffener to prevent the back from being out of line.

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Published by southamptoncarpenter

Traditional standards. Traditional tradesman. Traditional service. I have been a carpenter for over 45years, 5 year apprenticeship as a boat builder, 2 years as a wood machinist, then a spell repairing furniture and manufacturing reproduction antique clocks. I spent a further 15 years working in a therapeutic environment passing on my skills, before setting myself up as a self-employed carpenter/joiner. As you will appreciate, I undertake a wide range of projects, so scrolling through the site map may well direct you to past work that may be similar to your requirements. The preferred way to contact me is by using the contact page on this site. However you can always ring me during normal working hours. Lead times vary depending on the time of year; small jobs I can often do promptly. I cover Southampton and I am also happy to visit Winchester and Salisbury areas, but a small fee will be charged.

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