Mr. Stafford
Re: Screw Blocking Hole
Thu Aug 3, 2017 10:55am


I'm new to the forum also. It sounds like that screw was either put in as an attempt to tighten a loose chair or possibly the original shorter screw was lost and a longer one was put in its place. I would try either finding a shorter screw or cutting the existing one shorter. I restore and repair antiques for a living and I have seen countless makeshift fixes that people have made. One thing that's for certain is that no one who made a cane seat chair would have knowingly allowed a screw to protrude through one of the holes.

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