Just finished mini project of repairing (6) old Benny Linden Danish high back teak table chairs yesterday. Will hand down to my daughter and her hubby today. We gave them our old matching table last month and upgraded to a Lippa round 54" table/ chairs for breakfast room. (DW always wanted a round table. I couldn't sell her on counter high, Dober proof table, however...)
New Lippa 54" Table w/Chairs (Seats 6-7)
(Note: Convinced DW to return fancy, smancy, $$ placemats in exchange for ones that could actually be used as place mats (i.e. cleaned). Also, just got LOWER centerpiece so you can fully see others seated across table)
This new table is VERY heavy, solid and assembled from two pieces. SIL had to help me mount top on pedestal. Note these chairs swivel, so very easy for seniors to get in/out from with no chair sliding, but DON'T reach too far in them or they will slip out from under you (Previous post on my DW falling on floor...) I might install no slip feet on bottom, later on...
We had old teak Danish chairs/table for (26) years. The chairs were worn out and have been recovered several times. Table was still in good solid condition. Chairs that were broken, loose and dilapidated and stored in my backyard shed, which limited room/access for other stuff. (6) Dining Table Chair Repair Project Completed!
(My Dobe "helper" in back...) DIY Details:
Had original quantity of (8) but due to amount of damage, had to cannibalize two to get (6) good ones- (2) arm captain + (4) side chairs. Many back slats were split or broken out, arms split, even top chair rail broken. I used Gorilla wood glue for all wood/wood dowel joints and back slats. Where dowels broken, drilled and installed w/new dowels. Where structural member broken, re-glued and reinforced joint with GRK Trim head screws pre-drilled into teak. Where holes over-enlarged or wood tang broken, used partially screwed drywall screws as a tang substitute, then inserted into joint hole filled with JB Clear Weld 4400 psi epoxy. This epoxy repair only needed for a few slats, as I was able to cannibalize good slats from extra two chairs. Cleaned any stains w/Scotchbrite & Windex or WD-40 contact cleaner, for paint splatter. Resealed most areas with Danish Oil, natural.
After structure of chairs repaired, went to JoAnn's Fabrics with DW to get 8ft. x 54" of leather-like upholstery material. (FYI- JoAnn's now looks like Michael's- Selling every sort of "crafting" stuff plus fabrics) Had enough material to recover (8) cushions, (6) installed and (2) spare cushions.
Took a day (between Dobe & grocery shopping stuff) to remove old coverings and reupholster seats. Could not have done (easily) without my Arrow PT50 pneumatic staple gun! (Note- Dobes don't like sound of stapler inside foyer of house)
Arrow PT50 Pneumatic Stapler https://www.homedepot.com/p/Arrow-PT...PT50/300126656 Good Youtube Video About Covering Chair Cushions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmQpQmhXbMo
On to next project!