Repair Wood Furniture: Dismantle and Reassemble Chairs

Make necessary repairs to antique wooden chairs with these step-by-step instructions for dismantling and reassembling chairs.

By Jeff Jewitt

Refinishing Furniture Made Simple book cover
Cover courtesy The Taunton Press

Old furniture, whether a family heirloom or consignment shop find, is often better made than anything you can buy today. Transform your old or new-to-you furniture into beautiful, functional pieces with Refinishing Furniture Made Simple (The Taunton Press, 2012) by Jeff Jewitt. The following excerpt will teach you how to take apart and reassemble a mortise-and-tenon constructed chair.

This book can be purchased from the MOTHER EARTH NEWS store: Refinishing Furniture Made Simple.