This is one of a set of six woven rush seat chairs I recently restored. They all needed new rush seats, and varying amounts of wood repair. Most needed partial disassembly and re-gluing. This one had a break through the leg where the seat rails were inserted. This is a weak spot and after many years of use, it gave way.
To repair this I inserted both a dowel through the center of the leg, but also let in a piece of maple from a couple inches above the break to several inches below.
The completed repair at left. If you look carefully you can see the outline of the piece that was let in to reinforce the leg across the break. Above are the first three chairs after applying shellac to the seats and touching up the finish. They are ready to go home.