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Karlstad arm broken

The arm of our Karlstad sofa recently hit the bricks and not wanting to buy a new couch, we removed the old hardware, created a new wood brace to fit inside the frame, and used new bolts to secure the new, reinforced arm to the body of the couch.

Karlstad Arm Repair

Fixing IKEA Karlstad arm

We have a full step-by-step tutorial over on Instructables with lots of pictures, hints, and measurements for the wooden brace.

We couldn’t find any repair ideas for our Karlstad, but knew this was a common problem. Thought it might be helpful to others!

Karlstad arm repair

~ Jessica Schillinger