You’d be surprised how many times we regretfully hear, “I didn’t know it could have been repaired!”
A split seat threatened to reduce a set of eight chairs to a set of seven. When the seat was turned over, a previous “repair” was visible. To properly repair the seat splits, dowels need to be inserted into both pieces. A jig assures proper alignment. The pieces are then glued with epoxy and clamped tightly until dry. We removed the previous band-aid “repair”, opened that split and repaired it the same way before reinstalling the seat.
Quality furniture can usually be repaired to provide many more years, if not generations, of use and enjoyment.