How can I fix the creaking in our large antique rocking chair?
I have a several generations old, wooden, antique rocking chair. It isn't dainty, but more of a grandpa's chair. There are no obvious joint problems to the naked eye, it just creaks loudly when rocking it. Any ideas how to diagnose the problem and fix it?
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Here are a few ideas.
Thanks! I'll try someone these tips!
Try filling a hypodermic needle with wood glue and careful putting some in each joint
Try to track down a wood swelling liquid, maybe at a woodworking shop, that should do the trick.
Knock the joints out of place using a rubber mallet, apply a thin layer of carpenter's glue to the joint, and put the joint back in place. Clamp the chair together with either straps or bar clamps, and wait for it to dry. Spray a small amount of WD-40 onto the joints if they are completely secure but still squeak.
I have an antique rocking chair. There are devices called squeakers built into it as when rocking the baby the sound would comfort it. See it as an embellishment