How to fix a broken coffee table leg

We see a lot of broken furniture, and to be fair, we're in the business of restoration, so I suppose that's par for the course. What we also see a lot of, are incorrect repairs. If you search the internet for "how to fix a table leg", I'll bet you find tons of methods that involve glue and drywall screws. You might have seen my post on how to correctly repair a broken chair stretcher, and today I want to take a moment to explain the correct way to fix a broken table leg. Now, not all legs are created equal, but the example I'm demonstrating on is a very typical table leg design, and should apply to many tables. The table you are about to see didn't have any sheet rock screws in the leg, but it had definitely had a repair attempt made on it at some point, which obviously didn't work out, which is why the table was brought to us. When we repair a piece of furniture, it is as good, if not better than before it was broken - and we guarantee that.


  1. ANNELI M Levy on February 18, 2019 at 15:35

    I am interested in your comment about seeing a lot of broken furniture. I do no want any tips how to do it, but try to find someone of fix
    1) a broken dining table for 8 with pulling up leaves for 8/10/12 and
    2) a desk which is coming apart in one corner. Both are of teak, about 60 years old, and may be quite dry. Both were bought in Germany.

    • Mike on February 18, 2019 at 15:43

      Hi! Well, we’re in Northern Maryland. Are you in Northern Maryland?

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