Some people like the squeaking sound made by an old, wooden rocking chair. If you aren't one of those people, and you would prefer to sit in peace and quiet, then applying a wood-swelling formula to your squeaky chair is the way to go. This product basically works by filling in gaps in the joints of your chair, which is what causes the squeaking. There are several different brands to choose from, and they are all very easy to apply. In just a few minutes your squeaky wooden chairs will be as quiet as the day you bought them.
Things You'll Need
- A wood-swelling product
Inspect the joints in the chair to ensure the dowels that run into the leg or back of the chair are secured tightly. You can apply pressure on the outside of the leg or chair back to press them tightly into the dowel. Once you find a joint that seems to be causing the squeaking, move on to Step 2.
Apply a wood-swelling solution all the way around the dowel that is causing the squeak. There are many different types of wood-swelling products, such as Wood Swell & Lock or Chairlock that will work.
Allow the wood-swelling solution seep into the hole where it will tighten and harden the dowel and secure it tightly.
Allow the solution to dry completely before sitting in the chair. The drying and swelling process should take no longer than an hour.
Tips & Warnings
- For a quick, temporary fix you can apply any type of talcum powder to the wood to stop the squeaking sounds.
- Older wooden chairs should be handled very carefully. When tightening the dowels, be sure not to apply too much pressure.
- Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images
How to Fix Squeaky Furniture
Over time, the fasteners that hold furniture together, whether it be a couch, a chair or a kitchen table, will begin to...
How to Fix a Squeaky Rocking Chair
A squeaky rocking chair is often the result of loose parts. Wood squeaks when rubbed under pressure, such as when someone sits...
How to Fix Squeaky Finished Hardwood Floors
If you have old hardwood floors in your house and you've lived there awhile, you probably know the location of every squeak...
How to Stop a Glider Rocker From Squeaking
A quiet glider rocker offers soothing, relaxing comfort, even to a fussy baby. If that glider squeaks, the aggravation of the noise...
How to Repair Squeaky Springs in My Upholstered Chair
Squeaky springs cause an upholstered chair to give off a noisy racket each time someone takes a seat on it. Old steel...
How to Fix a Squeaky Office Swivel Chair
Swivel office chairs have several moving parts that need lubrication to work silently. Although regular maintenance helps eliminate most noises, any chair...
How to Stop a Chair from Squeaking
A squeaky chair in an office or any location is distracting and can take attention away from the more important daily events....
How to Stop & Fix Squeaky Computer Chairs
Computer chairs receive a lot of use in many homes. Therefore, it is not uncommon for pivot points to start squeaking after...
Will a Hair Dryer Fix Swollen Laminate Flooring?
Laminate is a durable flooring option that offers the look of hardwood but is not as vulnerable to scratches or discoloration. It...