Yesterday’s post described the deconstruction necessary before making the repairs to the French Garden chairs.
Using primed pine mullions I scribed the length onto the onto the new piece matching the slats on the original chairs.
I cut the slats to length with a power miter saw and also trimmed the corners by adjusting the saw to 45 degrees.
I sanded the sharp edges off the corners with a radial hand sander. (I tried using a Dremel tool which was both inefficient and spotty.)
Using one of the broken slats as a guide I marked the screw holes and drilled them so the bolt would be a tight fit. Charlie screwed in the bolts (from our supply) and secured them with nuts on the underside.
We fixed 6 entire chairs. In order to finish the final 3 we need a trip to Home Depot for more lumber supplies.
When all the chairs are repaired I’m planning to give them a fresh coat of paint with our pneumatic paint sprayer.
Did you have a productive weekend?