Repair base of cheval mirror

by Debbie
I have an antique cheval mirror and the mirror base is falling apart. Tightening the wood screws, does not help. The hardware to adjust the mirror angle is fine. It’s the leg piece with the cross wooden bar that is the issue. Have tried longer screws, wood glue, etc. thanks
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  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Apr 20, 2018

    Im not certain if this might help your situation —but I have rehabilitated $3 thrift store dining chairs and 100 yo mahogany piano stool ( was cross wired below the seat with purchase) with adding acrylic nail powder followed by superglue to the drilled doweled ( where chair or stool legs meat underseat area) insertion areas. Doing this seals up all the wobbles and a fully functional chair has resulted. Sawdust or some other powder might work too, I just had the acrylic nail filler on hand and knew it would work with superglue nicely.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Apr 20, 2018

    Have you tried a rawlplug or wood filler and start again with the Screws.

  • Jeane shaw Jeane shaw on Apr 20, 2018

    If these things don't work, I hung the mirror and hung it on the wall, I am happy with that and doesn't take up floor space.

  • Shore grandmom Shore grandmom on Apr 20, 2018

    Stuff wooden toothpicks in the hole. Fill with wood putty or wood glue. Let dry. After dry, try putting the screws back in. Good luck, I love the mirror.

  • William William on Apr 21, 2018

    Wood glue either a wood dowel rod or golf tees into the holes. Trim flush. Predrill new holes for the screws and screw together. Wood filler/putty won't hold. It will just crumble and fall out.