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Wood Splitting on Bentwood Rocker

I spent months fixing up an old bentwood rocker whilst I was pregnant and have used it everyday for over a year now. The wood on the very bottom, the rocker part, is starting to split apart causing one side to weaken. Is there a any to fix this without having to cut away that section and replace it?

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March 17, 20170 found this helpful

You can use wood filler to fix the rocker. It comes in a powder and you reconstitute it,or it comes in a tub ready made.

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March 21, 20170 found this helpful

Would carpenters' glue and clamps do the job? (Not using it until the glue is thoroughly dry?)

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March 21, 20170 found this helpful

This looks like the advice you are looking for: "For splits where the wood has separated along the grain, glue with wood adhesive and clamp. For splits where the wood fibres have separated, either fill with fine-grain wood filler (I use Liberon) mixed with powder stain; or cut away the damaged section altogether and replace with sound wood taken from a scrap chair, trying to match the curvature of the grain as closely as possible. Cut the replacement piece oversize, glue and clamp, and then gradually take it back down to the right profile using a spokeshave, rasp and sanding block."

Source: http://antiquer  ig.pl?read=10612

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