Always clamp chair legs in position when regluing rungs. After gluing the end of the rung and its socket, fit the rung back into position and then wrap a double length of cord around the chair legs, placing pieces of card between the legs and the cord to stop the cord marking the wood’s surface. Insert a length of wood through the cords at the front of the chair and twist it – tourniquet fashion – to tighten the cord and pull the legs into position. Jam the wood against the rung to prevent the cord unwinding before the glue has set. Leave the cord in place for at least twelve hours.
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