This past weekend I had to fix my recliner. It is both a recliner & a rocking chair when it is not in the reclined postition. The design of the frame underneath at best is piss-poor. The bracket that fastens the main frame to the rocking frame keeps coming loose from both frames. Each of the 2 brackets have 6 screws holding it to the frames. This time I ended up using much larger screws & thankfully did not split the wood. This was the second time I fixed it & hopefully the last with the heavier duty screws. I have the tools & the know how to do this. Other people do not, nothing against them for not knowing how to do simple repairs such as this.
So the question is are you mechanically inclined? Could you have fixed the chair? How far does your knowledge go? The poll is only going to have a Yes or a No, so you'll have to explain how mechanically inclined you are if you wish.