I assume some super glue and a nail might hold it together? enter image description here enter image description here

  • wood glue and some screws
    – user12622
    Commented Jan 2, 2023 at 17:38
  • I'd suggest that this be migrated to Woodworking as it's much more in their wheelhouse there. Also, no. Not super glue and a nail. Unless you don't like the person who sits in this chair.
    – FreeMan
    Commented Jan 2, 2023 at 17:38
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    This is a classic illustration of the disregard for suitable pieces of wood in factory-made furniture, especially in modern Asian-made factory furniture. This leg broke completely in two largely because of the poor grain direction in relation to the shape of the leg..... while you can glue it together very securely (good glue joints are literally stronger than the wood itself) consider that the wood above and below the existing break is exactly the same strength and could break in exactly the same way if stressed badly.
    – Graphus
    Commented Jan 3, 2023 at 8:50

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No to super glue. You'll want to get a quality wood glue and wood screws at a minimum. I'd be looking at drilling in some dowel pins, maybe even sistering pieces of wood on either side of the crack. If this is "just a chair", you might want to just get a ne one. Why chance someone falling if it should fail again. It looks like a crack further up or is it just a scratch?

  • Thanks! We aren’t finding a replacement chair. Yes, the crack goes very far up.
    – Yann Stoneman
    Commented Jan 2, 2023 at 18:27
  • Regarding the higher crack, that needs help as well. Sometimes you can suck wood glue into a crack with a shop vac on the other side. Commented Jan 3, 2023 at 2:11
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    You can also inject glue with a syringe
    – FreeMan
    Commented Jan 5, 2023 at 15:35

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