Ghetto Rigged Rehab

I’ve been putting off this rocking chair project for over a year because I don’t have a clamp to hold the pieces together while the wood glue sets. Call it laziness, call it procrastination, call it I-just-can’t-ever-remember-to-buy-the-darned-thing when I go to the hardware store.

Today I was feeling inspired and decided “no more excuses” was the appropriate approach. Since most of my rehabbing has been trial and error, I figured it was the perfect time for a trial.

Here’s what I ended up with:

If you can’t tell, I’m supporting the pieces with a dollar store candle, and old GRE prep book, hand weights, and a chip clip.

If you can’t quite get the picture with the close up of my mess, here’s another shot:

I guess only time will tell whether this actually works! I’m going to wait a good day or two to remove my makeshift support system.

Taking all bets! Do you think I’m a little too hopeful or do you think this may actually work?


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  1. Ha-ha! put a note in your phone to buy a clamp. They sure are handy! I had the same problem with a melon baller…I only remembered I needed one when cutting up melon 😉 I finally bought one when I had a Pampered Chef party!

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