Tools Needed to Rebuild an Old Chair

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How to Do the Shake Test on an Old Chair....5

Learn about the necessary tools for the chair, with expert tips and advice on refurbishing antiques from a professional woodworker in this free video.

Part of the Video Series: How to Repair & Restore an Old Chair
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Ok, the tools that we're going to need fix this chair include a pad for the bench so we don't mess the wood up too much. You will need several clamps like this. You can also use another kind of furniture clamp which has little circles on the end that?s called a cabinet clamp. These can be picked up at your local home supply store. They cost maybe about twelve dollars apiece. I'm going to be using four to five of these today this is another chair that's in the process of being fixed. We're also going to need a rubber mallet. A mat knife. A roll of tape. A small screwdriver. A pen. Some water. This is larger water for dipping our rag and this is for keeping our glue brush in while we're in the process of gluing. These are the basic tools we're going to use. We may need to use some small pairs of pliers or a knife, a smaller knife but we'll get into that as I start taking the chair apart and cleaning the parts. So we're ready to give this chair what we call the shake test and this is to find out where it?s loose and what needs to be fixed.

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