Repair or replace?
We're in a dilemma - we have dining room chairs that are falling apart. Is there a general rule of thumb about whether they will be repairable? Here's the scoop, and a link to photos of two of the chairs.
The chairs are wood, purchased in 1983. They held up quite well overall. About 5 years ago they started to come apart. The table is almost new looking, as is the coordinating china closet (purchased in 1990, and we were surprised THEN to be able to find something that so closely matched the dining room set.
Looking at dining room tables and chairs, we can't find anything we like as well as what we already have. I also really HATE to give up a dining room table that's almost perfect, and the china closet. Seems like a big waste of money!
So the next step - do we find someone to repair the current chairs, or try to find chairs that will go nicely with our table???? What's a reasonable price for a repairman to charge, to put chairs like these back together for us?
DonnaR/CA in San Diego County
Here is a link that might be useful: Dining room chairs