How can we repair a broken chair leg?

Chef sally
by Chef sally

When we moved recently one of our dining room chairs broke at the top of the leg and we need help on how to repair it. Thank you.

  5 answers
  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Aug 02, 2019

    Hi Sally, sorry to hear about your chair. I'm hoping this video will help you fix it - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TANSZSZFv-I

  • Chef sally Chef sally on Aug 02, 2019

    Thank you so much. We are seniors and do not have any experience in carpentry and we can't find anyone who can fix it. We will watch this and give a try. Have a blessed day.

  • William William on Aug 02, 2019

    A photo would help. Different breaks, different repairs.

  • Pat Pat on Aug 02, 2019

    Depending on the width of the leg, I'd get a chopstick, golf tee, or purchase a small bag of wooden pegs.

    1) Match the thickness of the peg with a drill bit and drill a hole in the top of the break, making sure the peg is in line with the leg (if the leg is straight up and down, make sure the peg is, too) and line up the bottom piece with another hole.

    2). Insert wood glue, (don't fill the hole!) then the peg in the top end of the break.

    3). Insert wood glue in the drilled out hole (again, don't fill the hole with glue)of the bottom piece.

    4). Line up the two pieces so that the peg in the top piece goes into the hole in the bottom piece.

    5). Push down until the peg is not visible anymore.

    6). Wipe up any wood glue that seeped out.


    Hope this is easy enough and works for your leg [the chair's, not yours!  ]

  • CrowEyes CrowEyes on Aug 06, 2019

    Could you please provide a few photographs of the chair/broken part?