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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.

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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."

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