THE SHAW OAK CHAIRS Repair

The curved arms of a pair of olderhigh-backed oak chairs were quite split up at the critical end joints from so many previous repair attempts. Since the arms were also designed to hold the whole back to the seat properly, things had gotten pretty shaky. One of eight small but involved repairs is seen being made here, splicing cross-grain oak on to give the end joints the strength needed to do their part in holding the chair together.

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