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Best Wood Glue - Needed to fix sofa!

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Hi Our £2500 DFS sofa has just given up...we've ripped up the fabric at the bottom and discovered that some of the wood has basically kinda collapsed. This could probably be fixed with some VERY he… Read More
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7y, 9m agoPosted 7 years, 9 months ago
Hi

Our £2500 DFS sofa has just given up...we've ripped up the fabric at the bottom and discovered that some of the wood has basically kinda collapsed. This could probably be fixed with some VERY heavy duty wood glue but is there any such thing? Would it be strong enough to glue wood which is going to have a lot of weight subjected to it?

Any recommendations would be great!

Many Thanks
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7y, 9m agoPosted 7 years, 9 months ago
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#3
It depends on where and how the wood is broken. No amount of glue would repair some breaks.
#4
Well there are 2 pieces which have come apart...they have a medium-ish surface area so if they were glued back together with something strong enough it could probably do the trick.
#5
thesaint
It depends on where and how the wood is broken. No amount of glue would repair some breaks.

True. Glueing might work but as you say depends where it is and how the weight is applied on the broken wood.

However the Evo -stick wood glue is very strong - if its a large enough surface area to join it might work. For best results apply plenty of glue, press together, wipe off excess then, clamp wood and leave for 24 hours.....
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madmatt
Well there are 2 pieces which have come apart...they have a medium-ish surface area so if they were glued back together with something strong enough it could probably do the trick.


take a pic of the split / break
#7
Personally I think that you would be better off replacing the broken parts, wood pieces are pretty cheap even at B&Q.
#8
Nails and or screws will be better, if it is a snap in the middle of a piece, then put another piece of wood by it and screw them together. If it is break at a join, again, use screws.
#9
Nails wouldn't hold it - screw and glue would work best.
#10
madmatt
I was looking at these on the B&Q website...is it strong enough??


It is used in resistant material classes in most secondary schools, to stick table legs together etc so i reckon that would do the job mate, suggest putting a clamp on it though once you have glued it :thumbsup:
#11
fragaliciousbob
take a pic of the split / break


Here you go, took a while to upload:

http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/2779/dsc06032d.jpg

These two pieces have come apart and it is right at the end of the sofa so an important part. I've just put in some nails for the moment but they'll probably snap as soon as someone sits on the sofa!
#12
tinkerbell28
How old is it, dfs give a 10 year guarantee on the framework don't they as standard, doubt they would honour it now though.


Only about 5/6 years old....we didn't take out any guarantees....:thinking:
#13
tinkerbell28
Nope dfs guarantee the framework of all sofas for 10 years of 5 years if not by them I doubt they will do anything though if you have ripped the covering off, you could ask,


We've only taken off the thin sheet at the bottom which hides away all the wood etc...it was only stapled on and can be put back easily. Where did you hear about the framework guarantee?
#14
DFS are the leading specialist in upholstered furniture and we go to great lengths to ensure that everything we sell is of the highest quality. DFS have the confidence in the products we sell that we offer a 10-year guarantee on everything we make and a 5-year guarantee for products that we have exclusively sourced from our supplier partners.

The guarantee starts from the date of delivery and offers cover against manufacturing defects on the frame and spring construction. We also cover your furniture for 2 years against any defects which may arise, under normal use, through faulty factory workmanship.

This guarantee applies to Mainland UK only. Your statutory rights are unaffected.

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Would our problem be covered??
#15
Go for the DFS warranty. If that doesn't come off then if I you have any diy skills you can do the repair yourself. I really wouldn't bother trying to glue, the broken piece is made from chipboard and has probably come apart beyond where you can see. Get some pine from a hardware store and replace the whole length. Avoid using nails and screw and glue the bits together.

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