Pushing heavy furniture doesn't cause it to break immediately, but it can cause problems, especially with older furniture.But this structural fracture can be repaired.Loose furniture casters are held in place by a metal rod inserted into the bottom of the furniture leg to bore holes.When moving furniture, the stress on the casters destroys the surrounding wood and enlarges the aperture, causing the casters to loosen.
If the damage is not serious, the casters are just loose.If this problem is ignored for a long time, the casters may fall off or the ends of the legs may crack as the furniture is lifted.Both problems can be solved.Loose casters can be fastened with metal or plastic sleeves, which come in several specifications and are easy to use.Remove the loose casters and drill the casing into the furniture leg.No adhesive is required to install the casing.
The casing should be close to the hole or, if not, a larger casing.Then insert the caster into the casing.That should solve the problem.If the legs are split, remove all casters from the furniture.Pour enough glue along the cracks, then press down on the cracks and wipe off any excess glue.To increase the strength of the fracture, thin black wire can be wound around the split.Many furniture casters have bumps or cracks in their positions, where the wire is wound so that repair traces are not obvious.If the legs are not carved or decorated, a triangular file can be used to file grooves along the entire leg and then wound with wire.
Treat all furniture legs in the same way so that all furniture legs are consistent.If the metal cap does not work, you can install extended legs.Make extended legs from the same wood as the furniture, and if possible, make sure they are in the right shape.Place the lengthened legs in place, then use glue and nails to join them to the bottom of the short legs and drive the nail head into the wood.Finally, you may need to repaint the legs to make them fit with the rest of the furniture. Casters are held in place by a metal rod inserted into the leg of the furniture.
If the caster hole is enlarged due to rod stress, a caster casing (left) is driven into the hole.If the leg is cracked, remove the casters completely (right), then glue the cracks together and wrap wire around the leg to increase the strength of the break.Finally, wrap the legs around the rest of the furniture to stay consistent.Home has a shorter leg if one leg on wooden furniture is shorter than the others, your first thought may be to cut off the longer leg of furniture to match the shorter leg.Please don't do that.You'd better lengthen your short legs so that they are the same length as the other legs.Sawing off long leg often can produce bigger error, and make furniture change short, destroy whole furniture design completely.If the legs are only slightly shorter, use metal leg caps to pad them.These leg caps come in several sizes and have one to three points on a metal base.The leg cap can be mounted simply by driving a hammer into the tip.To ensure that you do not nail or split the wood, place the leg cap in the center of the leg of the furniture and gently tap to indicate the point position.
Then, a small hole is drilled to accommodate the tip.If the legs are only slightly shorter, use leg caps to pad them (left).Place the leg cap in the center of the leg of the furniture and pre-drill so that the tip of the leg cap does not split the wood.If the legs are much shorter, cut a v-shaped extension leg from the same wood as the furniture (right).Piece furniture legs together with extended legs and fix them with nails and glue.If the difference is really big, cut A v-shaped groove between the legs of the furniture and the extended legs and glue them together to form an a-shaped support.This extensive repair leaves a lot of traces of hand work, so you don't have to make the extended legs exactly the same as the furniture legs.Use glue and countersunk nails to hold the seams together.Drive the nail into an invisible depth and fill the nail hole with wood filler.This way, even if you can see the nail hole, it will not be very ugly.Wooden furniture doors also require frequent repairs.In the next section, we'll show you how.