DIY wooden furniture restoration

Old furniture is usually thrown away or taken to the garage, where it lies and gathers dust, and then accidentally catches your eye. Then the idea arises to give her a second life. Following the basic rules of restoration, you can repair an old table, chest of drawers or wardrobe. The old stool also turned out to be unnecessary. He lay there for about a couple of decades. When the stool caught my eye once again, it was decided to repair it.

The restoration work consists of certain stages. The general condition of the product is preliminary analyzed: the integrity of the structure, the quality of wood and paintwork. A decision is made on the feasibility of carrying out restoration work. Then the stages of restoration actions are planned..

In this particular case, examination of the stool showed the following:

  • despite its simplicity, the stool was made of well dried and high quality wood;
  • all connections turned out to be loose, but intact (after disassembly, defects may appear);
  • there were no damaged parts.

Here’s what we need to restore this stool.

Instruments:

  1. Chisel.
  2. Drill.
  3. Drill for wood.
  4. Sanding machine.
  5. Fine and coarse sandpaper.
  6. Hacksaw for wood with a fine tooth.
  7. Mallet.
  8. Brush.
  9. Pulling tape.

Materials:

  1. Waterproof wood glue D3.
  2. Stain.
  3. Wood varnish.
  4. Paint.
  5. Furniture dowels 6×30.

We start by disassembling the stool. Gently hook up and remove the seat.

DIY wooden furniture restoration

The craftsman who made this stool did not need nails. The spike connections were additionally reinforced with dowels, but they could not be pulled out. Therefore, we drill – we take a drill for wood with a central tip.

DIY wooden furniture restoration

Next, we disassemble the entire frame.

DIY wooden furniture restoration

When disassembling, the main thing is not to mix up the connection elements. You can mark them, but it is easier to lay out sequentially, as seen in the photo below.

DIY wooden furniture restoration

Now we take one part and sand it.

DIY wooden furniture restoration

We immediately clean the grooves from the old glue and put the blank back in its place.

DIY wooden furniture restoration

This is how it should turn out.

DIY wooden furniture restoration

After sanding all the blanks, we assemble the stool “dry”, check ourselves and the connections themselves. We coat the joints with glue. This should be done quite quickly – until the glue has dried (usually 10-15 minutes).

DIY wooden furniture restoration

We assemble the frame, if necessary, we help with light blows of the mallet through the lining. Wipe off excess glue immediately. Now we tighten around the perimeter with two ribbons.

DIY wooden furniture restoration

We put on a flat surface, check right angles with a square.

DIY wooden furniture restoration

While the glue dries (1-2 hours are enough for ours), we grind the stool seat.

DIY wooden furniture restoration

We drill holes for dowels to a depth that takes into account the length of the dowel and the thickness of the stool cover (so that they do not crawl out through the seat). We immediately put the dowels on the glue.

DIY wooden furniture restoration

We mark the places of the recesses on the back of the seat.

DIY wooden furniture restoration

We coat the top of the frame with glue.

DIY wooden furniture restoration

Putting the seat back.

DIY wooden furniture restoration

Align the holes for the side dowels.

DIY wooden furniture restoration

We hammer the dowels with a mallet all the way and cut off the protruding parts.

DIY wooden furniture restoration

We clean the traces of the hacksaw and glue.

DIY wooden furniture restoration

Cover the seat of the stool with wood stain, after it dries – varnish. From below, paint the stool in gray in 2 layers. The stool is ready.

DIY wooden furniture restoration

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