Replacing a wooden part

Very rarely (+/- 15 min)

Shit happens. Sometimes a wooden slat breaks or warps excessively. Hey! You don’t need to be an engineer to understand our products. And you don’t even need to be great at DIY to replace a part. Do make sure that you can’t repair the damage simply by sanding the slat. If that’s not possible, follow these steps to replace a slat.

Instructions

Follow the instructions below or in video above

  • Unscrew the damaged slat.
    Never remove more than one part at a time. 
  • Replace it with the new slat.
    Note the spacing between parts and lay the replacement part in place. 
  • Clamp the slat to the frame: if the space around the piece is equal all round, clamp it with table clamps. 
  • Drill the slat with a short drill. The hardness of our wood species means that you definitely need to drill the holes first.
    Use a 3 mm diameter drill bit, and you may want to use a stop so that your holes are no more than 1.5 cm deep. 
  • Screw it tight - now you can screw the new slat into place. 

 

And you’re ready to go! There may be a color difference with other slats, but this will fade over time if the furniture is outdoors.

Replacing a wooden part

Tools

These are the tools you need

  • Screwdriver
  • Drill of 3 mm diameter
  • Table clamps
  • New screws
  • Replacement part