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I have a king size rice bed. Due to frequent moving, etc. the post no longer tighten, the screws seem to be stripped, how can I fix this problem?
Nickyb71 from Augusta, GA
You can insert a toothpick into the hole, cut it flush with the wood and then screw the screw back in. Used this method on my kitchen cabinet doors.
You need to use Teflon tape. Just like you would use on your water pipes. Wrap it a couple of times around the screw threads. You don't want to use glue, if you need to take it apart to move again it might not come loose. With the Teflon tape if you need to take it apart you can then if it needs to be re tighten just use a little more tape. I have a used furniture store, take my word, this is a easy fix!
We have a broken a headboard post with our last move. The break is at the narrow logical point below the carved upper and the square below. The broken grain fibers need to fit perfectly when repaired. I would really like to use a dowel (inserting it at least 2.5" into each broken end). The tricky part will be centering the dowel so that both halves slide back together. I do have a plan, but would like to have other opinions before tackling this project.
Thanks in advance.
Sorry to be late in answering your question but my copies of ThriftyFun always arrives a day later than when posted(?).
Are you trying to repair your bed post without using glue?
Sorry Judy - Judys suggestion would be a good idea but the Chair-Loc Co. went out of business several years ago and I do not believe you will find it for sale. But they do make similar products that can be used. This type of product is not glue as we normally think of "glue" but it is supposed to swell the fibers and lock them in. I have never used this as I generally use it E6000 glue but it seems to be getting good reviews.
Here are some links that might interest you:
E6000 glue is a very good product:
The bottom rail on my rice bed is broken. I would like to find a new one or where can I get that one fixed.