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.
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.
These are the tools you need
- Drill of 3 mm diameter
- Table clamps
- New screws
- Replacement part