The way to Fix a Wobbly Ottoman

21 Dec

The way to Fix a Wobbly Ottoman

A wobbly ottoman or footstool is usually brought on by a faulty bolt link on at least one of the ottoman’s bun feet. If the wood to which the bolt is connected has been stripped, the issue won’t go away by itself, but will continue to get worse since the ottoman is utilized. Fortunately, you can fix a wobbly ottoman in just a few minutes using some basic hand tools.

Turn the ottoman over and unscrew the bun foot in the furniture foundation.

Catch the system of the threaded bolt (below the machine threads) using a pair of locking vise grip pliers, and bend the bolt at a counterclockwise movement until the wood threads are disconnected in the bun.

Place a bead of adhesive to the stripped hole. Then break the head off of a wooden match stick, and tap it in the hole using a hammer. Repeat with a second and a third party stick. Keep inserting matchsticks until the hole is filled tightly using matchsticks and glue.

Cut off any protruding matchstick wood using a sharp utility knife. Then reposition the threaded bolt (using the locking pliers still attached) above the full hole, and bend the wood threads to the hole till you reach the base of the hole.

Remove the locking pliers, and thread the machine threads onto the embedded nut at the ottoman frame.

Repeat the steps for any extra feet.

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