Coming back home from one of my recent trips to the flea market, I found this orange Adirondack chair on the side of the road. I was glad my husband was the one giving me company that day, my daughter would've been embarrassed to see me picking it up an putting it in the van! :)
It looked good but it didn't stay straight, as you can see.
This next picture tells you why. The back of the chair was no longer attached to the back bar, which is also the mechanism to make it movable, to make it lean back or forward. So, time to fix it!
First, that "back bar" was removed, but saved for use later on in the process.
All the boards on the back of the chair where the screws came in, were worn out, but the middle board was the one with the most damage.
A piece of wood was cut to the boards width, to replace the lower part on that centered board.
The replacement piece of wood was painted and attached using wood glue and pocket hole joinery.
The back bar was then screwed on each side to the seat support (legs), and screws were also driven through each hole, trying to keep them off from the already drilled spots on each of the boards on the back of the chair.
This is how it looks now. Is not perfect, but I guess the chair can function this way for some more years.
Since the back mechanism was already fixed (not movable), now it was also the time to make the front leg mechanism to stay still. Three screws on each side took care of that.
All the screws on the chair were also tighten. This is how it looks now.
And this is how it looks when you place a nice pillow on it ... Like no repair was ever made! :)
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