How to Replace Rocking Chair Rockers

A rocking chair.
  • 1-2 hours
  • Intermediate
  • 25-50
What You'll Need
Dowel
Wax paper
Drill
Hammer
Sandpaper
Wood clamp
Glue
What You'll Need
Dowel
Wax paper
Drill
Hammer
Sandpaper
Wood clamp
Glue

Rocking chairs give the users an ergonomic benefit as they rock comfortably back and forth, thanks to the chair rockers. The rocking chair provides a gentle motion that soothes and calms the nerves. When the rockers are broken, the rocking chair loses its function.

Step 1 - Glue the Broken Pieces to the Break

Using the glue, put together the rocker’s broken pieces. The glue must be strong to hold for long. Some of the recommended glues include acrylic, aliphatic, and hide glue.

Step 2 - Clamp the Break

To ensure that the break holds firmly, use the wood clamp. Place the clamp on the break and leave it there overnight for a firm hold.

Step 3 - Reinforce the Break

Using the drill, make a hole on the rocker’s side, which must pass through the break. Then take the wood glue, spread it in the hole, and then fill it up using the dowel. Drive in the dowel using the hammer. Leave the chair to dry for 24 hours.

Step 4 - Saw the Dowel

Remove the excess dowel using a saw and then even out the rough side using a sandpaper. Your rocking chair is now as good as new.