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Introdução

Wobbly chairs are not only uncomfortable, but often carry a safety risk.

This guide takes you through a method of reinforcing wobbly wooden chair legs through the use of metal L-brackets. Some level of experience with a cordless drill is preferable for this fix, though some minor handling instructions are covered in the guide.

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    • First, thoroughly assess your chair for loose elements.

    • Sit and jiggle them to test and note exactly what moves.

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    • Position an L-bracket as if it will brace the leg to the frame of the chair.

    • Mark the exact outline of the bracket, taking extra care when marking the center hole where your screws will hold the brace in place.

    • It might be beneficial to "x" the through the marked circles to approximate the exact center for the screw to enter.

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    • If possible, detach your chair legs.

    • In the case you cannot detach your chair legs, consider buying longer L-brackets so you still have enough room to hold your drill parallel to the chair surfaces.

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    • Check if the drill bit is longer than the width of the chair leg.

    • If so, consider marking the drill bit to your desired depth.

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    • Before drilling any holes, ensure that your drill bit is slightly smaller than the width of your screw. This will result in a more secure hold.

    • Pre-drill holes through the center of your marked circles on both your chair legs and chair frame.

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    • Using the drill, secure your L-brackets to the chair legs first.

    • Be sure to hold the drill and screw parallel to the drilling surface.

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    • For extra hold and durability, use a small amount of wood glue at the chair legs joints.

    • Be sure to wipe away any excess wood glue.

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    • Tighten any preexisting hardware holding the legs to the chair base before fixing the L-bracket to the chair.

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    • Finally, screw the second side of the L-bracket to the base of the chair.

Conclusão

Reassemble any remaining loose pieces as they were disassembled unless otherwise noted.

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