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This Gorilla Wood Glue project fills two needs for our back yard garden: one more tomato plant stand and one more place to sit.
The chairs came from our neighbor friends – they set them out in their front yard, bound for the curb. The chairs looked pretty pathetic, both were coming apart at the seat slats, but one was quite bad. They chuckled as I asked to have the chairs. Armed with only a bottle of Gorilla Wood Glue and a rag, it became my mission to reclaim these chairs without tools.
Click the pictures above to view the dual chair repair.
A Few Notes:
1. Check for fit by fitting the pieces to be glued together before applying any glue.
2. A proper treatment would have been to take the chairs apart, glue inside the slots where the slats fit, and reconstruct the chairs. I did not do that.
3. It’s not shown in the pictures, but I used my foot to gently but firmly bang each chair frame to re-seat the slats. My rubber mallet would have been ideal but my foot worked well.
4. Also not shown, I rested the chairs against a wall and set a brick on top in lieu of clamping.
5. I did not wipe excess glue from around the slats.
6. Read the bottle’s full instructions before using.
I am not a woodworker and this isn’t a woodworking project. I reclaimed one chair to sit a tomato pot on and another chair to sit people on. I am quite pleased with how they turned out. After reading comments on Gorilla Wood Glue’s tough nature, I suspect the chairs will break from old age before the glue bonds fail.
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