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squeak and creak

Have a beautiful antique rocker to sell, but it makes a loud creaking sound. Does anyone know of a way to silence it? Thanks in advance!

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Posted 2013-04-12T23:24:30+0000  by nurtureyou1216 nurtureyou1216
 

 

nurtureyou,

 

The squeaking is caused by the joints not being firmly glued and wood rubbing against wood. Ideally, you should locate the offending joints, separate and reglue them. Short of that, it might be possible , if the gap is large enough, to let glue run down into the joint to stabilize it. Normal capenters glue requires a rather close fit of the parts. If a large gap is present, using a two part epoxy glue in a syringe type appplicator might fill the gap and stop the rubbing. Such epoxy syringes are available in the paint department at Home Depot. They have a spiral tip which has the two parts mixed by the time it reaches the tip. The tip also allows you to concentrate the application to the offending gap. Epoxy has its own structural integrity and can reinforce a void.

 

Hope this has helped

Posted 2013-04-13T13:50:09+0000  by ordjen

Thank you so much for the info! Will pick up the epoxy today. What if it's the springs,though?

 

Posted 2013-04-13T21:24:21+0000  by nurtureyou1216

 

There is a difference between a wooden squeak and a metal squeak. If it is metal upon metal squeaking, a little oil will cure the problem./

Posted 2013-04-13T22:58:44+0000  by ordjen

Thanks again!

Posted 2013-04-14T01:47:06+0000  by nurtureyou1216
Hi nurtureyou1216,

When the kids jumped on the piano bench and broke the legs, Titebond Wood Glue made a long-lasting, almost clear repair joint.

Locate the joints that a making noise, pull the joints apart and apply Titebond, reset the joints and secure overnight with wood clamps or chord.

The next day you shouldn't see the repair or hear any more squeaking.

It's hard to beat a product as "tried and true" as Titebond.

Most woodcrafters have it on their workbench.

Pat InPaint
Posted 2015-11-12T19:07:56+0000  by Pat_HD_ATL
 
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