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Moving Tips: Fixing broken kitchen furniture

Fixing kitchen furniture can be easy.

Fixing kitchen furniture can be easy.

Whether you already moved to your new residence, or you are in the middle of packing, it could be a good idea to ensure your kitchen furniture is in good shape. Chairs and tables that are not fastened and secured could lead to injury, or even ruin a dinner that you planned. Making repairs is typically easy if you have the right tools.

Chairs have a habit to come apart over time through use. However, just because a piece of the char is disconnected, it doesn't mean you need to get rid of it. Getting wood glue and carefully applying it to the part of the chair that has come disconnected, as well as the hole it is supposed to be fastened into, will likely solve the problem. Wood glue is typically inexpensive, and it is available at just about any hardware store.

It is important to use wood glue properly, and to take the right precautions, whether you are repairing chairs or parts of tables. Wood glue is much like instant glue, as it adheres to anything and does not let go. Using gloves when applying this type of glue is recommended. Also, ensure that you wipe off excess glue quickly after applying, as removal will be very difficult once it sets.

If you used glue and it didn't do the job the way you wanted, it may be smart to put a finishing nail into the problem spot. You should only do this if you have a nail that will fit in the area without further damaging it. This could depend on what is loose or separated, but this method may work better for joints on tables, as these are typically thicker.