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Fixing items made from wood that has been damaged in some way, shape or form.

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Can I put pocket-hole screws in the edge of board?

I want to fix a wobbly chair with some pocket-hole screws, and I'm wondering if it's reasonable to put one through the edge of a board (first image below), rather than on the face of the board (second ...
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How can I push these boards back together to repair this sofa?

My main question: How can I push these boards back together so I can secure them to each other, ultimately repairing the couch? I don't have a shop, and not many tools, and I'd prefer not to detach ...
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Drywall mud to patch bubbled veneer?

The veneer on this shelf's plywood bubbled up. I imagine there is not much expansion and contraction, so can I simply use drywall joint compound to fill this void once I cut the veneer away? I ...
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How to join the broken wooden piece (from a bedside table)?

I have this piece from a small bed-side table. It is 44 cms long. The point it is broken has the smallest dimensions 17 x 19 mms. I want to fix (join) it myself. The best experience working with ...
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Crossbars on a dining chair

We have counter-height dining set. It looks very good and works generally well, but it's difficult to move the chairs in after sitting on them. So we're considering to convert this back into a regular ...
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Any way to repair a cookie from an Oak tree that has cracked open?

I have a slice out of our Oak that has split. The power company had to take down because of interference with power lines. I have it since 2014 and would like to make it into a table. Is there any ...
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What are they and how do I remove them? [closed]

Have an old armoire that I'm refurbishing and have come across these... how do I remove these?
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furniture repair

I'm considering buying a used piece of furniture at a huge discount. It has been disclosed by the seller that there is a "split on the right side". I'm not sure if that's the correct ...
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How can I repair the bent legs on my couch?

I could really use some advice on repairing the legs on my couch. As seen below, the two legs on the left side are tilting (it's not as visible on the other side): I also snapped a picture of the ...
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How can I reattach this ornamental wooden piece back to my upholstered couch?

I have a couch that has wooden decor pieces that are stapled/glued to the couch itself. My hip caught a piece of it as I walked by and split part of it in half. How can I reattach the piece and ...
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Easy inexpensive repair for a particle board hole and a loose screw

I would like suggestions for a table repair, please. I think the material is particle board. The table was exposed to rain briefly. The laminated table top was probably not properly glued when it was ...
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How can I reinforce wooden chair

I inherited a c. 1920s dining room table and chairs that my mom grew up with. We’ve stripped, repainted, replaced screws and re-glued them twice. The only problem is that the chair legs wiggle and ...
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Repair of antique walking stick. What glue is best?

A friend has asked me to repair a Victorian era walking stick that is made up of screwed sections. The screws are brass; the wood must presumably be hardwood although it is pale in colour. Brass ...
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Epoxy table exposed wood cracked

I have purchased an epoxy table. The design was very unique, but the guy who sold it said its not highest quality, so it was discounted. It consists of many pieces of wood covered in epoxy with some ...
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Cracked Hardwood Desk

So I'm a bit of an novice woodworker who's taken a class only done one or two small projects from there. I recently bought a desk from a seller online and it arrived with a small crack in it. They ...
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How to fix a wooden chair leg that was cracked?

I assume some super glue and a nail might hold it together?
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How to fix this water damage in what seems to be particle wood?

The cabinet on my bathroom had some water damage on one of the sides. I sand it and also used a chisel to remove the damaged area. The material that I removed looks like . This is how it looks the ...
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Used paint stripper on interior trim, wood now looks stringy. Is this repairable?

This trim is 60 years old and had at least 6 different layers of paint which resulted in it being difficult to see the delineation between the multiple layers of trim. I used smart strip. It worked ...
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Is wood putty an appropriate way to fill a miter saw slice that went too deep?

I decided my miter saw would be the most convenient way to cut some dados on a 2x8. I have a set screw to adjust how deep the saw will go, however there is a tab with a hole that can be shifted in ...
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Repairing water damage to wood on a speaker

I have an old pair of Mission 701 speakers that have been in storage for a while. I finally have the space to use them again, and I got them out, cleaned up the cones, and they still sound great. ...
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Punky spots on a madrone/arbutus slab

I am currently working on a madrone live edge slab. My problem is that it has a few small spots where there's rot and the wood is punky. The rotting has created some beautiful spalting but as I said,...
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Kayak wood structure crack repair

I have a more than 50 years old folding kayak (Klepper) the frame of which is made out of Mountain Ash and Baltic Birch. There is a large crack in one of the bottom parts of the boat on top of which ...
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How to replicate cedar texture in Bondo or wood filler?

My small garage door has a rough cedar surface. My car slid into it on the outside and put some vertical ruts in the garage door. I'd like to fill the ruts with Bondo or wood filler and then use a ...
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What’s this kind of cracking on the surface of these boards called? Is it fixable?

I’m familiar with this type of crack/check, but I’m not sure how to describe it, or if there is a technical term. I’ve encountered this in the past when we built log furniture, and someone told me it’...
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Fix laminate kitchen counter finish

Recently, I bought a kitchen with a veneered wood top, with black marble-effect finish. The guys that assembled the kitchen used some silicone to join the two pieces of the top, leaving a horrible ...
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Reuse screw holes in wood [oak]

I have a finished oak board, and I'm buying metal legs so it can be used as an end table. The legs will be secured with screws. If later we want to replace the legs, and the holes end up in the same ...
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Chair repair advice

I have a vintage Rock'n'Rest chair that has met with an unfortunate perch...a family member sat on the arm and now one of the rear joints is loose. It is a mortise & tenon joint and it all appears ...
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Honey locust disc cracking

I have a 4 inch cookie of honey locust I purchased from a local dealer. Kiln dried and moisture between 8 and 10. I had done all the crack filling on this piece and sanding it up. Left it in garage ...
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Advice for repairing thin fragile, irreplaceable Pella window trim pieces

Seeking advice for the repair of two identical (mirror image) trim pieces from the base of Pella casement windows. Each piece is cracked through its thinnest portion, which is only about 1/4" ...
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How do I fix a hairline crack in a hollow core door stile?

I'm installing a door knob and latch in a hollow core door. While screwing in the latch faceplate, I noticed a long hairline crack that starts at the latch bore and runs maybe 8 inches up the stile. ...
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Have a chunk of a lacquered guitar that got ding'd out, can I use wood filler on it?

I haven't worked with lacquered wood before, so I have a guitar where there's a chip/chunk that came off (part of a larger crack repair). Is that something I can use wood filler to fill up? Would I ...
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slat widths rebuilding park bench

I am rebuilding a park bench - the kind that has a cast steel piece at each end and a dozen or so wooden slats running in between the ends. I plan to use "red grandis" nominal 1-by from a ...
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Is my grandfathers table repairable?

Recently came across a table my grandfather made about 50 years ago. Clearly hasn’t been stored properly but I would love to save it. I’m not sure where to start or if it’s possible. Would love ...
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How to fix this mirror frame that is coming apart?

I have an old dressing table, and the mirror frame is coming apart. How best to repair it? I am thinking carpenter glue, but I'm not sure.
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Repair a crack on the side of an oak table

My oak table shows a split at the side of it. Is there a way I can address it? What would you do? I have plans of refinishing my oak table with a darker wood stain.
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Colouring applied wood filler

I’d like to preface this question by stating I am a complete novice when it comes to woodworking and this is in fact the very first time tackling anything like it. I bought a 1920s oak desk chair ...
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2 3/4" x 1 1/8" board?

Lumber question for any professional homeowners / handyfolks out there: I'm replacing a piece of rotted wood on each side of my garage door frame (piece circled in the image). The actual dimensions ...
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Fixing a cracked breadboard tabletop

Over a decade ago, my father made a breadboard-style kitchen table for my mother and I have since inherited the table. It was his first (and only) table of that style and so the breadboard joinery ...
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Is unfinished pine colour loss due to steaming permanent?

I have an unfinished pine bed frame, which is very susceptible to dents and marks. I recently steamed a minor toenail dent out of one of horizontal panels. I did this by dipping a microfibre cloth in ...
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Proper way to re-oil a wood swim deck?

I’ve had the swim deck pictured below on my boat for a few summers now and the finish is getting pretty faded. I bought some teak oil to re-oil (right term?) it, but I’m unsure if I should just apply ...
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How to fix warped wood in cane chair hiding weaving

I've taken on some simple restoration projects in the past with some success (to me anyway) and I have a new one that I'd like to take on. I was given a cane chair that has been sitting in the ...
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Best way to fix broken wooden pendant?

I have a small carved wooden pendant of an owl with its wings outspread, unfortunately one of the wings snapped off in a clean break. What's the best way to put it back together without worrying that ...
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Options for repairing this children's staircase?

We recently acquired a children's castle that was custom made originally. It seems to be completely made of MDF. The stairs are only held together by nails and they are coming apart in certain ...
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How do I keep my folding bed side rail up?

I have made a platform bed with protruding bedrails. (All 3 sides except headboard side) I have made them foldable by placing hinges between bedrail and bedframe. So it flips up and comes down at 90 ...
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How do I disassemble this metal sliding-interlocking fastener on this chair?

I've recently got two lovely wooden chairs, and I wanted to disassemble them to fix their wobble issues and to revamp some dings that the wood in the wood. I'm stuck on figuring out how to detach ...
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Help with cracks in spalted maple

I'm making a spalted manitoba maple dining table. It ranges from 5 to 11 percent moisture so pretty dry. Each slab is 5 1/2 feet long 2 1/2 inches thick and between 20 and 21 inches wide. Now to the ...
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Repairing a damaged chair frame

I have a few novice questions about repairing a wooden frame for a chair (upholstered recliner type, not a kitchen chair although it does not recline) that arrived damaged. Two of the corner pieces ...
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How to re-do the treehouse support which is failing

So I built the treehouse with plans from a book and after about eight years one of the support beams is bent and some of the joins have come apart. The plans called for using nails but like adumbass I ...
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Screws back into a splitting pole

The pole in this image holds up a regular mail box. You can see where the 4 screw holes are. This pole is cemented into the ground and has been untreated for over 10 years. This is in Phoenix Arizona ...
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Repairing splintering line in 115 year old pinewood floor

We are renovating the hallway floors in my old apartment, and am running into a splintery patch I am not sure how to deal with appropriately. The floor boards are pine, 115 years old, about 30 cm (12&...
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