Wood glue usually works much better than Super Glue on wood. If you want to get really fancy, drill a few matching holes of each side of the break and insert short wooden dowels into them, then put the pieces together. And if possible clamp the two pieces together until the glue dried.
Yeah dowels if you want it to look perfect or if you don't want to muck around much and just want it fixed use screws... pre-drill as you said.. only small holes so the wood won't split and drive some screws in there to hold it...
The glue is probably not quite enough to make a lasting repair with out the screws...
Which part split? You may be better off just bending, cutting and drilling new wood to replace the broken piece because if it is a foot long fracture it will likely do it again. Gorilla glue is perfect if the split is manageable.
Wood glue works good....so will a two part epoxy.....it bonds hard in less than 5 minutes.
I would use wood glue for a wooden chair. If you used super glue pick it out the best you can. The main problem with the strength of the bond isn't the glue, it's the clamps. When you glue the chair back together make sure to keep as much pressure on the repair as possible without breaking the piece. Wood glue will actually dry stronger then most types of wood, so the wood would break next to the glue before the glue breaks on you.
I raise 5 kids in this house- it worked- the trick is in the clamping. Put wax paper under the clamps
what kind of wood? Pine can be too soft for clamps/walnut no problem
I've never had any problems using wood glue ... used it three or four times in my life ..
The one item was the rocker of a rocking chair . Also; I've HEARD that this "Gorilla Glue" is suppose to be good and STRONG !