My son and DIL have an inexpensive dining table set, one of the chairs has
two strechers that have broken off at the tenon where the it meets the leg.
I am thinking of cutting the tenon off and drilling a hole for a new smaller
tenon to be made from a dowel and filling the leg with a larger dowel and
drilling a new hole to fit the new dowel. Is this a workable idea? Or am I
just asking for trouble? If anybody has any other, or better ideas I would
love to hear them.
larry in Cinci
Better people than I in this group can give you a better answer,
so wait for their advice before you follow mine.
Use a dowel at least as large as the existing tenon. Drill a hole in
the existing tenon to remove as much of it as you can. Use a small
chisel or screw driver to remove the remaining wood. Soaking the
joint in water may loosen the glue and make removal easier.
Also, consider drilling a hole just big enough for a wood screw
and using it as a handle to pull the stub out after
soaking the joint with water to loosen the existing glue.
Before you invest time and money in this, check the price of
a replacement chair from a second hand store, discount store,
and Home Depot and Lowe's.
larry in cinci wrote:
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