Fresh clamping idea: Wrap a chair with cellophane
Few things offer a bigger clamping challenge than trying to glue a chair's rungs and legs. Recently, I hit on an inspired solution while watching a home-center employee secure an awkward load with stretch film. I found a roll of 5"-wide stretch film at the home center and went home to try my idea.I first glued and wrapped the chair's rungs and stretchers together. Then I glued and connected the legs to the rung-and-stretcher assembly and to the seat bottom, and generously wrapped the entire leg assembly with tight rows of the film.Not only is the technique extremely fast and simple, there's zero chance of a clamp slipping off and no concerns about leaving bite marks from the clamping.—Jay Goldenberg, Royal Oak, Mich.