The screws in my 30+ year-old glider (used daily) are getting loose again. I have tightened/replaced them several times over the years, so now the wood has been reamed by the screws. I thought I'd drill holes all the way through and fasten with nuts and bolts. I bought wing nuts and lock washers to use with the bolts, figuring it would be easier to get my small hands in the tight spaces than to use conventional nuts and a wrench. Has anyone tried replacing screws with nuts/bolts?
Also, a couple of the seat springs have broken loose, so as a quick-fix, I placed a piece of extra thick foam-core board under the cushion. I bought some chair webbing and plan to weave it to make a new seat support, using glue and a staple gun to secure the ends (after wrapping around the frame). Has anyone tried this?
I haven't found another chair as small as mine; it fits me perfectly and I'd like to keep it!
It sounds like you have done the best that you could on making the piece stronger. A suggestion to making your bolts and nuts stronger, you could try adding washers to give the bolts a more tighter fit. This will also help with those bolts , that may enlarged the holes over time.
You can glue in wood dowels of the same size as the screw holes. Once completely dry, drill the correct size new holes, screw the screws into the dowels and it should hold like brand new.
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Hi there. I have bought a glider recliner second hand and it appears to be rubbing on one side, and then not getting a smooth glide and a lot of noise because of this. I've looked online and there are plenty of articles on if the bearings have gone but nothing about if one side is rubbing against another.
Any ideas on how to fix this issue as the clicking noise is not helping baby settle.
Have you tried a lubricant like silicone spray to the parts that seem to be squeaking?
Here's some more info on repairing the chair:
In addition to soap, you could try paraffin wax or beeswax rubbed on the squeaking and rubbing areas. If the rubbing is at a point of a hardware connection, you might need to put a plastic/silicone washer between the rub together pieces, to space them just enough to keep them from making contact. Good luck.
I have a 4 year old rocking glider for my nursery and from the looks of it, the bolt came out from the bottom on one side, collapsing one side of the chair as a result. When I try to stick the part back into the hole, it comes right back out after I sit. How do I fix it and secure it back in place?
This could be an issue with the wood being cracked or broken. You may need to put this back together and add some wood glue to make sure the wood is holding it correctly.
You may need to put some wood filler in the hole so that the screw has something to adhere to. The hole may have gotten larger over time with use. However, 4 years is not a long time.
I have a 25 year old glider rocker. The canvas that is the seat support under the cushion is ripped. I cannot find any replacement parts for it online. Any ideas where I might look?
The only way to repair your Glider Rocker is to re-upholster the rocker.
I was given a rather old wooden glider. It has been in my family for many years and recently a part broke. How can I find this part or fix this chair?
Go to a furniture repair shop that specializes in restoring antiques. They can order the part for you. You could then have them fix it, or do the repair yourself.
to me it looks fairly straightfoward. You look for that particular piece, either at a furniture repair shop or woodworking shop, unscrew it and then screw the new one back in.
here's an eBay search that could have the parts www.ebay.com/
and here's one from home depot: www.homedepot.com/
Check with a furniture store, or see if someone has a 3D printer that could make a new one. Or, have a metal one made by an iron or welding shop or if you have an iron forge. We have a blacksmith who comes to our antique club who makes replacement parts for various things, you may have one in your area who will do the same.
My husband inherited a glider rocker that we had bought his mother at least 15 years ago, and it has been squeaking like a mouse for the past month. He's tried to lubricate the bearings, nuts, bolts, and washers. That did not help, and today he took the glider apart, finding out that one of the bearings was extremely worn out.I have a photo attached of the set up, but we can't find the parts anywhere in order to replace them. I found this forum after searching online for any of the parts, and hopefully someone can give us some help.
We have 2 oak Best Chairs, Inc. glider rockers. As we are living at the beach and opening our sliding glass doors frequently, the snake coils under the glider rocker seat have rusted and one of the coils is broken. They need to be replaced. Does any one know where I could purchase these or have them replaced?
Thanks for any suggestions.
By Joyce from Holden Beach, NC
The chair maker's website may sell parts, that would be my first place to check if this is something you feel you can do yourself. Also a check of the Yellow Pages or an online search for upholstery supplies should yield several potential parts sources.
You could try your local adult education centre to see if the current upholstery class would take on the repair job if you feel you need a low-cost repair solution. They will likely only charge you the cost of parts in exchange for using your chair as a teaching moment.
And there are loads of local craftsmen who do upholstery and repair in your community. Try the off or online community bulletin board to find one reasonably priced with a good reputation for trustworthy work and service times.
No matter who does the work, make sure the part is coated with something like Rust-Oleum to prevent this repeating. Rust weakens metal but if coated with a protectant, you can expect years of service from the repair even in your coastal situation.
I need to replace the 12" X 12" fabric under the glider seat cushion and hardware which is 4 short springs and 4 bolts to hold fabric at back of glider
I received a free glider rocking chair for a church nursery. One of the cam bolts is coming out. In order to assess whether or not it needs to just be tightened or replaced, I need to be able to remove it and reinstall the screws. However, the bottom leg is blocking access to the head of the bolt with a socket wrench, and the clearance between the moving parts is too narrow to secure the middle of the bolt to keep it from moving when I try to remove the bolt with an adjustable wrench.Any help would be appreciated.
My glider chair moves just fine when nobody's sitting in it. Starting a few weeks ago, when an adult sits and rocks, the rearmost tooth (rightmost in the photo) bumps against the locking bar. I don't see any loose screws or any other reason for the locking mechanism to be pushed lower when someone sits down, so I'm not sure exactly what's causing it or how to fix it.Any ideas?
How do I tighten up or repair my rocker glider? When not in use it reclines too far back and smacks the wall, etc. When sitting in it, it comes forward and will rock or recline as you wish; but get up and it slams back into the wall.I have seen many people post this question, but no answers. Anyone?
When I lean back in the chair while rocking it makes a thunking noise. It seems to be on my right on the bottom part back of the chair. If I sit up straight or lean ahead a bit it glides smoothly.I am just wondering if maybe it's the ball bearings. I tightened any parts that were loose.
I inherited a glider rocker and it is stuck in the lock position. When I hold up the lock it will glide, but once I release it, it goes right back to lock. What can be done as this is useless for rocking my grandson?