Chair Spindle Fix

Chair Spindle Fix

A common shop repair is fixing spindles in a chair that have loosened up. When the end of the spindle is too small for the hole, a good fix is to simply wrap and glue thin veneer around it. To hold the veneer in place while the glue dries, use an automotive hose...
Chair Spindle Fix

Outline Patterns

You can quickly make your own outline patterns from existing assembled wood parts with just a piece of white paper and an awl. Position the paper over the piece you want to duplicate and then rub around the edges. Remove the paper and lay it over your new wood. Next,...
Chair Spindle Fix

Problem Solvers

Often a project can go well except for one thing. A single screw, for example, that doesn’t want to go in, or time wasted constantly changing drill bits, can hang up an otherwise perfect project. Investing in specialty tools like those shown here can solve...
Chair Spindle Fix

Project Boxes

When assembling furniture or other larger projects, some pros don’t use either the tops of their workbenches or the floor. Instead, they use two or more wooden boxes about 18 in. high, 24 in. wide and 32 in. long, set upside-down on the floor to span the...
Chair Spindle Fix

Refinish Test

To check on whether you need to refinish or just thoroughly clean older wood furniture, first try cleaning the piece a few times using a good furniture cleaner on a cotton cloth. Let it dry between tries. If the wood finish begins to clear, proceed with cleaning. If...
Chair Spindle Fix

Scratch Prevention

To help protect your wood projects from scratches during finishing, use carpet on one of your workbenches. Then make it a habit to keep all tools and fasteners off of the carpet. Carpeting can also be used in other places around the shop where finished work comes to...