I was going to call this post “how to fix loose stools”, but I realized that sounded like an Immodium commercial or something and came up with a different name. You’re welcome for that.
Anyway, moving past the potty humor, I have a thing for antique stools. They are multi-functional and, since they are hard-working pieces, they are typically worn to perfection. They are very soulful pieces of furniture in my view.
Often times, though, the rungs that connect the legs on stools (and chairs) loosen over time, especially if they’ve been stored in a garage or attic where extreme temperatures can loosen the glue.
Fixing this issue is so simple, though! Just get some wood glue…
…and brush it onto the end of the lose rung and the recess it fits into.
Push it back in…
…and wipe away the excess glue. In my experience, most of the chairs and stools will hold together just fine, so they can dry in place. If the legs keep pulling apart, separating the joint before the glue dries, use a clamp to hold it together or wrap the legs tightly with some twine at the height of the joint to pull the legs together.
Allow the glue to dry per the directions on the bottle and then you’re good to use the piece again!
And you can brag about what an amazing woodworker you are!
Well, not really, but something was broken and now it’s fixed and that’s worth something!