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How to Fix Wobbly Rattan Garden Chairs?

January 11, 2022 3 min read

Rattan garden furniture has the characteristics of elegant color and fresh style. Whether placed indoors or in the garden, it can give people a strong local flavor and light and elegant taste. Its material is durable and never out of date. At the same time, with the gradual improvement of people's awareness of environmental protection and the return to nature, various rattan products and green handicrafts have begun to enter thousands of households, becoming a new round of home decoration fashion. This kind of furniture is gradually favored by consumers because of its simple and refreshing features. Especially, if you can sit and read in your garden on a sunny afternoon, it is definitely a pleasant thing. However, when your furniture wobbles and tilts, it will weaken the relaxed atmosphere.

Unfortunately, with the passage of time, almost all rattan style garden furniture will start to wobble after long-term use, especially chairs. Of course, I believe there is nothing more annoying than a pesky, wobbly chair. A wobbly chair may be a minor inconvenience, but the frustration caused by wobbling can slowly erode your patience and sanity. But in fact, a little imbalance is completely normal, which doesn't mean that they should be thrown away, but there are ways to fix them. If this happens to your rattan garden chairs, you can actually finish all the work in one afternoon and restore your furniture to the best condition. If you are also plagued by this type of problem, why not follow our step-by-step guide to repairing the wobbly rattan chairs in your life so that they can make a comeback in your garden.

Reasons for their wobbling
Before starting the repair process, you may want to know why your rattan chair wobbles. There is a reason why they wobble, which we will outline below.

The Wobbly Rattan Chair

1. One of the legs may be longer or shorter than the other legs. This is the most intuitive reason. On some wobbly rattan chairs, when one leg is actually longer or shorter than the other three legs, it will inevitably cause your chair to sway back and forth.

2. Your chair parts are loose. Unlike other rattan furniture, most rattan chairs are very light. For example, rattan sofas are heavy, but rattan chairs usually do not exceed a few kilograms, and the weight they carry every day is many times larger than their own. We move, twist and turn around to find that comfortable place, or reach for things on the table. When we walk around, our weight will add pressure to the joint hardware. This will weaken them and lead to loosening of joint screws. After weeks, months and years of use, the joint parts of your chair may be more worn out. The looser the joint parts, the more wobbly the chair will naturally become.

Methods of fixing them
Once you have identified the cause of the wobble and prepared what you need, you will now perform the most important part, fixing it.

1. If the wobbly rattan chair is the result of a loose part in the joint area. Then you can turn it upside down and check that the leg attached to the seat of the chair does not swing to fix the loose screw or needs to be reattached. Start tightening the nuts and bolts with the help of an adjustable spanner. If the bolts and nuts are missing, the best thing to do is to replace them with new ones. Similarly, the screws will need to be tightened and replaced to secure loose fittings. In many cases, new glue will need to be inserted into the holes to keep them stable.

2. When you find that the wobbling is caused by a rattan garden chair with legs of different lengths. Place the chair on a flat, level surface and find the long leg that has the problem. Grasp the long leg in question and lift the whole chair slightly off the ground. Then by tapping only the long leg in question touches the ground and stops the chair from falling off the leg. After a few taps, place the chair on a flat level surface again with the front feet touching the floor. If both back feet touch the ground, the wobble should disappear. If not, repeat the process. Make sure you start tapping gently and increase to the desired intensity. Don't overdo it too quickly or you will over-correct the problem and cause the other leg to be uneven. If one leg of the chair is shorter, this problem can be solved by adding or replacing thicker anti-skid foot pads.

Through this article, I hope you can adjust all rattan chairs to normal state by yourself and never be bothered by wobbly rattan chairs any more.

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