The chair has wooden arms with wooden supports three vertical, round 'rods' (my word) each about 10" long and about 2" diameter. The 'rods' go thru round holes in the chair arms. When originally built, the 'rods' look like they were made to stay in the arms by having a small wooden wedge forced into the 'rods' so as to make them stay in place in the arms. Wouldn't you know - the arms have begun to pull off the 'rods'. Put it another way - the 'rods' now portrude thru the arm holes and stick up about an inch.
There - I hope I have described the problem well enough that someone can advise me how to fix this. I think the proper way to fix the rods would be to remove the wooden wedge from each rod, and replace it with another slightly bigger wedge to basically make the rod stay in the arm's hole. Plus maybe a little glue?
I am not a carpenter, so I can't really do this. But I am wondering - is there a glue or some other substance that I could coat onto the part of the rod that is sticking up (about 1/2") that would hold the rod in place - maybe even swell the rod to make it a tight fit again?