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we have a Settee that does not feel very sturdy. It is rated at 250 lbs and there is a slight wobble. What can I do to make it steadier and more load bearing? (e.g. 400lb)

Here is the settee: http://www.wayfair.com/Skyline-Furniture-Velvet-Settee-Loveseat-I-6006-SKY1440.html

Here are the instructions: http://imgur.com/a/LT7xt

Structually, it's essentially two solid wood sides and a bench held together by four 5/16th bolts.

Am I right in thinking that the legs are the weak point?

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According to the instructions, it appears that there are six washers and nuts holding it together. If you only used four, that might be a problem. ;)

I would go back over the piece, checking the tightness of the nuts. Side-to-side motion is likely a problem with the nuts, not the legs.

  • Haha yes, I did use all 6 washers and nuts. I will check the tightness again. Any suggestions for the fact that it is rated to be only 250 lbs weigh limited? – user477304 Jun 22 '15 at 23:28
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    Not any suggestions that don't involve getting into upholstery. You could conceivably get into the settee and add internal bracing, but then you'd have to fix the appearance of those repairs, etc. (If you're actually interested in that kind of thing, I can highly recommend the 'Furniture Guys' book on repair. – TX Turner Jun 23 '15 at 13:28
  • Time to go to the library! – user477304 Jun 30 '15 at 23:29

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