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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Gluing a Reproduction Chippendale Chair (Ca. 1920)

A customer recently called me concerning some loose dining chairs that they had. The chairs were Reproduction Mahogany Chippendale Dining chairs and are nicely constructed. The Joinery is a mix of Mortise and Tenon and Dowels. Below are some photos of the gluing of one and the repair on the leg of a second. There is also a photo of an old writing slate that was from their family and needed the frame reglued.

One of the Chippendale chairs (the blue tape on the parts list the location and orientation of each piece.The chair dismantled. The chair with it's joints cleaned and reglued.Fixing a crack in a leg on a second dining chair before regluing.The writing slate getting glued up!

1 comment:

  1. very nice description of the steps involved. but would you tell me how you dismantled without breaking anything?