Repair Wood Furniture: Regluing a Tabletop

Cracked tabletops are a common problem with older pieces of furniture that can be repaired quickly and easily with this simple regluing method.

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. Learn how to reglue tabletops to repair spilt, cracked or broke surfaces.

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

How to Reglue a Tabletop

This small table has a typical problem—the top has split along the old glue joint.