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Kathi: what do you mean by "stabilize?" Is the wood rotted?
Here's a tutorial that might be helpful: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fue64WBjiKE
This link might help you:
If the wood is rotten, those boards might need to be replaced.
Could you provide us with more details please like what exactly is wrong with the chairs?
Stabilize how? What exactly is the issue? Can you post a photo?
Might just be tightening of screws or missing nails. Turn it upside down and check it out.
If wood is rotted, the boards need to be replaced.
If it is wobbly look at you tube on how to tighten loose chairs but use water proof wood glue not just reg wood glue.
Are the joints just loose? Tighten the screws and get a joint tightening liquid from your local home improvement store.
It’s probably the floor move it around
If painted, Rub down and repaint. If bare wood, use a wood preserver with colour (like used on fences).
Hi Kathi -
We found these vintage Adirondack chairs that were from the 1930's, and restored them into gorgeous pieces of outdoor furniture. You can see the transformation here (and they have even been featured by Hometalk!). Hope this helps with some inspiration. Hugs, Holly
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGiDKTBmMJk. I appreciated that this tutorial has goal in its title. I had the same question as you. Was frustrated with only finding repainting videos. Then I searched for "loose nails Adirondack chairs" and plenty came up.
This one was more specific to helping with my problem, which was a cracked piece (a back leg in my case). It also gave me the idea to deal with the several loose nails (at weathered, rotted, stripped places), by choosing an appropriate length of screw and adding screws to areas where the nails are loose.