Published on June 18th, 2017 | by Henri0
Tightening furniture joints
Q. There used to be a product called wood-swell or wood-lock or something of that nature, which was very useful for tightening joints on chairs, beds, etc. It would eventually wear out, but as a temporary fix it was ideal. I can’t find it anywhere. It was probably declared toxic, I suppose!
Is there any comparable product on the market today? We are moving a couple of old beds with shrunken joints (the beds, not us) and I thought it might be just the thing to use prior to putting the frames back together again. Thanks!
A. There are a number of products to tighten loose joints in furniture. I have not done comparative testing, but any of them should help.
- WonderLok ‘Em Loose Joint Repair is available at Rockler.com or from your local Ace Hardware Store.
- Swel-Lock is available through Amazon.com.
- Chair-Loc from westernwooddoctor.com.