Common Problems With Wooden Chair Legs

Common Problems With Wooden Chair Legs

A wooden chair is a necessity in almost every house. However, many people do not know about the problems with wooden chair legs and methods to fix these issues.

Common Problems with Wooden Chair legs include loose fasteners, wobbly and weak internal structures, squeaking noise, and poor adhesion.

It is challenging for many people to solve the common problems with wooden chair legs because they consider it difficult.

However, it is not a challenging task to fix these issues because you can do it without the help of professional assistance at home.

Problems with wooden chair legs Solution
Loose fasteners Tight the bolts
Wobbly structures Detach the leg and join again. Use the bed riser for balance
Weak internal structure Use dehumidifier
Squeaking noise Apply wood glue
Collapse Empty the space in front of the vent. Do not put heavyweight.
Less adhesion Use good quality glue with joinery

Loose fasteners

The frame of the wooden chair is assembled with the help of several fasteners. They can be metal screws that are easy to put in their structure. They also contain bolts which are necessary for their locking and protection.

The use of these fasteners to join its legs is more durable than the generalized wooden joinery. However, it needs your immediate attention because it can lead to the breaking of its legs when you do not resolve the problem.

The problem expands, and its loosening will become more and more every time you sit on the chair. It will lead to detaching of wood fibers which makes a hole near the fastener.

This hole will no longer be able to get fit in the fastener. You will need to tighten these bolts with the help of a wrench. Rotate it in a clockwise direction and tighten it to avoid such difficulties.  

Wobbly structure

It is a significant cause of its weak internal structure. Sometimes wooden chair legs lose their original shape and become de-shaped. You will notice this sign, especially in changing weather from summer to winter.

It means it is not able to withstand the effects of changing weather. It is basically a fault at construction time when the woodworker does not consider the weather fluctuations.

He has to make such wooden furniture that does not become out the shape even in extreme summer and winter. Its wood starts to expand in winter and shrinks when the temperature rises.

It can lead to its collapse when persistent for a long time. One or more legs start leaning as a result of all these reasons. Detach the whole leg from its joints and try to join it again correctly.

You can also use bed risers when you do not frequently change the location of your chair. Get bed risers according to the size and height of your chair.

Lift it slightly from the wobbly side. Place these bed risers under it and adjust them according to the other legs. 

Weak internal structure

It is better not to expose it to moisture because it can weaken its structure. For example, sometimes you do not relocate the wooden chairs while washing the floor. It causes the penetration of water in its structure, which makes it susceptible to damage.

It absorbs the water, which is a favorable condition for mold growth. However, it badly affects its internal structure and becomes the cause of its collapse. Therefore, you need to identify other causes of this mold growth because it has several reasons.

It can be due to increased humidity in your room which is associated with its weakening structure.

You should take preventive measures to avoid such an uncomfortable situation. Use a good quality dehumidifier to reduce the humidity and keep it at an optimum level. 

Squeaking noise

It is an irritating problem that you can notice in a wooden chair. You hear a noise every time you sit on it. It also occurs when you put extra pressure on it for a longer time.

It does not produce this sound when you apply pressure for a short time, but the problem occurs when you keep it for a long time. Another reason for this uncomfortable situation is the loosening of its dowels from its joints.

They are a type of cylindrical wooden bars that are present on their legs and put into holes. They prevent extra motion and unwanted noise. Sometimes wooden chair legs become loose, and they start to make sharp sounds that are disturbing to the ears.

Some people have a wooden revolving chair in their home, which produces more noise than regular ones. You will notice it when you move it frequently from one side to another.

This frequent shifting produces this irritating noise. Therefore, fixing this problem as early as possible is better because it can lead to a big problem when you leave it unattended.

You can easily tackle this issue with the help of wood glue. Get its standard-size bottle in good quality to support its structure. Open the bottle and set its nozzle toward the chair dowels.

Apply it according to its size and set it to dry. It will swallow the wood, which is better for sealing. This sealed wood prevents all these irritating noises.  

Collapse chair legs

It usually collapses when its joinery assembly loosens, and all joints become separate from the assembly. In addition, sometimes, the connector stretchers lose the efficiency to join their parts due to a lack of lubrication.

It has several others causes, and one significant cause is poor airflow. Proper cross-ventilation is necessary to maintain the optimum temperature and humidity level in a room.

Sometimes you place a big piece of furniture, like a dresser, in front of a window or vent, which affects this flow. It blocks the way of fresh air and fails to allow enough air inside the room.

It collapses the wooden chair legs when you do not fix them on time. It is better to keep the space empty in front of a window to ensure proper airflow.

It also collapses and breaks when you put an extra heavy object on it, which is intolerable. You need to put the weight in the allowed range and not put extra weight to increase its longevity. 

Less adhesion

You notice that the wooden chair legs are loosely attached to its central seat, which makes it susceptible to break. It is due to the less adhesion of the glue used to join these parts. 

Most wooden furniture manufacturers use glue to join the chair legs with its main central seat. Good manufacturers make sure they use good quality glue for durability.

They use joinery in addition to glue for this purpose. Sometimes the adhesive power of glue reduces with time due to seasonal changes. It also reduces the efficiency of joinery by loosening its screws and other joining material.

You will hear a cracking noise every time you sit on this wooden chair. You have to get its good quality to avoid these problems.

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