How to Attach the Slat Back of the Chair

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How to Clamp the Back of the Chair....5

Learn how to attach the slat back of a chair being repaired, 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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Its ok if it comes out of the clamp for right now, because we're going to need it move around a little bit while we're putting the back on. That clamp is simply to hold it together while we're doing all this. Ok, so now we have glue on everything. We're going to put the back together. Move this clamp. Put your part out there so you got it all lined up. Make sure you have the right one. This is the right side rear. This is the left side. First, take your spindle and put it into one or the other of the sides. Make sure your tape is on the right. See my label there? And you want to turn it so that the tape faces outward. Essentially, put it back together the same way you took it apart. We got one spindle in. Now we take the entire back unit and slip it into place. Take the right side. Sometimes this takes a few minutes, it?s tricky getting all these parts to line up. There we go.

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