The chair back consists of six turned rails supporting a flatter piece
at the top. The round ends of the rails fit into a round hole in the
back piece at the top and a similar hole in the seat at the bottom.
There's a picture of one like it at -
Now the kids have managed to break one of the rails which has broken in
the middle and at the top end which has snapped off flush with where it
inserts into the top piece. I don't reallty want to dismantle the whole
thing, I would have to get the other five rails out if I wanted to do
that. I could waggle the piece back into position with glue on the ends
and then clamp it down hard, but I don't think end to end glued joints
work very well. I suppose I could drill out and put small dowels in.
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