September 10, 2010
Wooden Stake anyone?
Incredible! I pulled the chair away from the table and part of the leg just sorta went ~~ plop. What ta heck? We have only had the set since March of this year. No I didn’t bother calling the store we got it from, I already know how that would have been…bring it in, well you must have abused it. Nope only been sit in like 3 times, maybe. Well then that was the problem, dry rot. (no they would never have said such a thing, it just makes me giggle when I say they would have said that) Sorry lady. We can’t replace it, color / style etc. is impossible to match. We can glue it back together. Yeah you know that’s the way it would have been, if I had called.
So being the handy dandy person that I am, I fixed it myself. Now once I started I could see that the leg was cracked when it was stained, due to the knot hole, I’m sure. See, can you see where the stain leached into the crack?
I got some trusty wood glue and some rubber bands. Painted glue on both pieces of the break put them together and wrapped the heck outta the leg with rubber bands. I didn’t have clamps, hence the use of rubber bands.
No, not my trick I saw it on TV this one time and put it in my memory banks for possible use latter. See y’all just thought all those weird pieces of left over memory cells were useless.
Beloved wants to put some screws in the leg to insure it won’t break again and I don’t want screws uglying it up. You can hardly tell it was broke, see
But the screws, surely anyone could and would see them. I know wood glue is pretty strong…but I want to know what you think. Yes you , all of my dear internets…What say you?
Screw OR NOT to screw?