Restoration of an Elm chair seat
December 13, 2010
For Griff Rhys Jones I restored some furniture for his holiday cottages in Pembrokeshire, here an elm chair. There is a crack in the joist and one across the seat. I am not worried about that big crack so much; it’s the small one the one in the joist that makes the seat wobbly.
I replaced the joist with a piece of Oak with dovetailed ends.
These dovetailed keys placed under the seat that will keep the Elm together as one piece.
The crack is still there i thought it would change the chair too much by replacing the seat the chair is strong and stable again i smoothed up the crack so no splinters