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These steps encompass most of the breaks you might encounter in a wooden papasan chair base. It is a quick and simple set of repairs that will allow you to enjoy your papasan chair for many years to come.

  1. Remove and save rattan from broken sections. Remove and save rattan from broken sections.
    • Remove and save rattan from broken sections.

  2. Remove old nails from the sections that have separated. Pliers may be helpful for nails that are hard to reach with the claw of a hammer.
    • Remove old nails from the sections that have separated. Pliers may be helpful for nails that are hard to reach with the claw of a hammer.

  3. Glue the split wood pieces together, clamp, and let them dry. Glue the split wood pieces together, clamp, and let them dry.
    • Glue the split wood pieces together, clamp, and let them dry.

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  5. Nail the thin decorative wood pieces to the larger sections of the frame.
    • Nail the thin decorative wood pieces to the larger sections of the frame.

  6. Screw the circular base and upper to the vertical supports that have become disconnected.
    • Screw the circular base and upper to the vertical supports that have become disconnected.

  7. Screw together two ends of the circular part of the frame. Align the screw to be perpendicular to the seam where the two ends connect.
    • Screw together two ends of the circular part of the frame. Align the screw to be perpendicular to the seam where the two ends connect.

  8. Nail down one side of the rattan and re-wrap it. Finish by nailing down the other end of the rattan to secure it. Nail down one side of the rattan and re-wrap it. Finish by nailing down the other end of the rattan to secure it.
    • Nail down one side of the rattan and re-wrap it. Finish by nailing down the other end of the rattan to secure it.

Conclusion

Following these steps will restore your papasan chair to working order.

Cassidy Calcutt

Member since: 03/31/2020

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What screw you used? Screw dimensions?

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