Questions tagged [wood-repair]

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

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Best approach for this broken chair leg

A close friend called me for help with a busted chair leg. I hadn't seen it, but figured I'd probably be considering a good wood glue and some dowels inserted in angled holes to reinforce the thing. ...
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Strategy for Restoring an Old Rocking Chair?

I'm planning on restoring an old rocking chair that has anchors holding it vertically from the sides on horizontal beams, and the beams are air nailed from the bottom. Recently, one of the anchors ...
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Reinforcing/repairing a soundboard

So essentially I was making a bowed lyre (jouhikko/tagelharpa), which requires a thin spruce soundboard. I am going to make it by gluing three boards together as shown in this YouTube video: https://...
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Extending oak drawer runners

I've got a large oak chest of drawers I got a pretty good deal on a long time ago. But one of the drawers is always getting stuck, it slips off the side of the runner shown below. It then needs ...
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How should I fix a broken chair stringer?

This part of the chair was damaged during shipping and I was wondering if it would be safe to glue together. The part on the left is a leg and the horizontal bar on the right supports the front of ...
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Where to buy and how to replace missing piece antique french hunters cabinet? [closed]

I have an Antique French Hunters Cabinet in which the top molding is missing. See picture below which shows the piece before the top piece of molding was lost. Where would I buy a piece of wood ...
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how to fix very light scratches in polyurethane finish?

I just got a nice new wooden table, and, being completely clueless about wood, scrubbed it with the rougher side of a dish sponge because it had some weird rough spots on the surface. Now it's ...
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Making wood filler from sawdust

The piece I am currently working on does not need to be perfect in any way, I am actually going for a slightly rough look (due to many mistakes along the way) but I would like to hide some of the ...
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FIlling up gaps in an old wooden floor

I'm currently in the process of renewing an old wooden floor. What would one use to fill in the gaps between the planks? I've asked in the local home repair store and they gave me a silicone like ...
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Tacky/ gummy Danish oil surface on stained, Tasmanian Oak

I'm a newbie to woodwork and surprised myself by successfully creating an even Black Japan stain on some Tasmanian Oak. I then decided to finish it with Danish Oil. Somehow I decided to brush on a ...
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Techniques for repair wood chair seats

I have some antique (100+ yrs.) oak chairs that have developed cracks in the seat. In a previous question I asked how to better support the seats. Now I am finally getting around to working on them ...
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Advice on repairing a broken bed

We recently moved and a bed was not put back together properly (wrong screws were used). As a result one of the boards split where a screw joins the long side board to a leg. You can see the split and ...
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How to fix a wooden floor

I'm making some reparation to the house I recently moved in. The floor is in a terrible state and I'd like to bring a new life to the floors. The wood has been painted in red/brown with some kind of ...
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How can I remove water damage from my improperly stored slab?

I completely forgot about a slab of ash I had stored on the floor and it looks like water has seeped into the edge. It was stored horizontally on an edge, leaning against the wall. The edge against ...
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Redo glue joint

I have 3/4" plywood which I glued to a big (2.5" x 3.5") piece of poplar. The edge of the plywood was glued to the short edge of the poplar, offset from the face of the poplar. I used Titebond II glue,...
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Rocker restoration

Just scored an oak&cane rocker, it's weathered and has some photosynthesis on the cane. How can I protect the cane while using BLO on the wood? or is it ok to use it on the cane? (which is in need ...
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Mid-century table: Is it worth re-veneering? [closed]

I have this mid-century round dining table. The table top is veneer, and it's damaged with bubbles and scratches. The cost for fixing/re-veneering seems to be between $400 and $800. Is it worth ...
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Repair wooden footboard rail mount? [closed]

I'm not sure if this is even repairable, got the bedframe second hand, already missing the chunk of wood on the right and the screws in it. I think the crack is getting worse though and I'm not sure ...
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Building a table for aquarium

About 6 months ago, I built an aquarium wood table (stand). to build it, I used pine wood 0.63" sheets. for 5-6 months it was great, though few days ago I noticed that the top sheet that the aquarium ...
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Can you fill cracks in the side of a live edge slab

I have a couple of live edge slabs I was planning on making into live edge end tables but I'm wondering what to do with the cracks in the side - if anything can be done at all. Could I fill them with ...
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How to fix splitting laminated wood piece?

I have a piece of furniture (a kind of chair) that seems to be made of bent laminated rails (if that's the right term). In a couple of curves the outer layers began splitting apart, as can be seen in ...
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Driving a nail into wood that has split and been glued back together

I built a trellis this weekend, but before I could secure it to the fence it got blown over in a storm. Luckily, the only damage was a splinter on one of the horizontal boards. I glued it back in ...
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I accidentally used woodglue that doesn't stain. How do I fix it?

I used hidden screws and wood glue on the joints of the legs and supports of a table*. When I started to stain the piece of furniture with a very dark stain, it simply would not take on the areas ...
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What dissolves/liquefies each of the popular furniture paints?

This question is related to my earlier question. I was reading elsewhere in this forum and found a question asking how to determine what finish had been applied to an old furniture item. @LeeG ...
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Identifying Paint Type on Finished Furniture

I recently acquired a wooden table with a high-gloss painted surface. In moving it, I scratched one edge. I am hoping to repair the damage (hopefully without repainting the whole table) and then ...
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Large hole filler products, what is available

Now and then when turning I get holes and voids in my project. The pictures below had a branch going through the blank and popped out leaving a large hole to deal with. The hole is ~1" in diameter. ...
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What options do I have to repair this chair?

I have a 100 +/- year old oak dining set with chair seats that have become quite brittle. Over the years planks on the chairs have split and I have glued them back together. At one point I added ...
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Applying clamping pressure on opposing sides of a circle

I was in a boardroom and I noticed that one of the clocks had dropped off its nail and it broke the frame in two places. I assumed is was a very cheap clock made with plywood or some other engineered ...
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How to make a small repair to a piano?

I droped a small lamp in a piano and the corner got chipped. I need to fill the hole and give it the same black satin look. How can I make this repair?
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Replacing a portion of a ply in plywood

I think I am basically asking to fix veneer here. Skipping the part of the conversation that this would be a waste of time (which I agree) I would like to know what would be involved in repairing a ...
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How can I preserve wooden sculptures indoors?

I recently bought this wooden sculpture from Mexico: I am worried that it will eventually give out to the elements and start to show wear and tear. What are the recommended ways to preserve this art ...
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Shrunk drawer bottom

I have been asked to correct about 1/4" of gap between the front and back of drawers and the bottoms. This chest is very old, the bottoms are 1/2" poplar stock that have been trimed to 1/4" on ends ...
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How do I fix a bench that my dog chewed?

My dog thought this was a great idea, just need some advise on what type finish is on the wood currently? I'm going to sand the chewed part to start.
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How to fix water damage to wooden table

I have a wooden table, which I accidentally spilled water onto yesterday. I thought it would simply dry, but a couple of hours later I noticed that the water had pooled on the wood and the surface ...
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Killing Borer in Wooden Coasters

Sorry if this question already has an answer somewhere, I couldn't find it online or within this community. As my first foray into woodworking, I'm making relatively simple wooden coasters from red ...
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How do I remove a watermark?

I have a lot of wood furniture in my home. Unfortunately, they have watermarks (rings) on them from sweating cups/glasses. It is very unattractive to me and my guests. Is there a way to remove it?
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How to repair a chip when one piece is already partially finished?

A small chip came off the surface of my piece when I was removing it from the rough stock. (I foolishly removed the piece, which I had just finished CNC'ing, from its rough stock by pressing it, ...
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Water-based filler on a cutting board?

I made a cutting board the other day and while I was inlaying another type of wood into it I made a mistake and cut some holes into the board. The local hardware store had some water-based wood filler ...
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Food safe potting/knot filling compound

I recently made an end grain cutting board. Unfortunately I didn't pay enough attention during the glue up and I have a couple of knots/knot holes that go through the board. The largest hole is ...
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Yellow discoloration on a walnut board

What caused the yellowish discoloration of the wood on the photo? I have picked up this English walnut board at the local lumberyard recently, but it wasn't until I started planing I noticed it has ...
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What is wood stabilization?

Not much meat to this question. What is wood stabilization and why would I want to do it? It think it has to do with turning but are there other reasons that I would want to do it. This question is ...
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How to can I repair/mitigate rot in the center of a Western Cedar tree round?

I want to turn a large western cedar tree round into a low table for a covered outdoor area. The round is from a 100-ish year old cedar tree. It was freshly cut (one month ago), is roughly 4 feet ...
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Dealing with knots “bleeding” through paint

I'm sure that people have seen this where you would be painting something white or lightish colour only to have the resin from the knots bleed through paint sometime later. Similar to what you see in ...
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Squeaking Tongue and Groove Fix

I live in a log house with tongue-and-groove floors. The downstairs floor is prefinished and sits on a plywood subfloor with a thin foam layer in between. However, the upstairs floor, while thicker, ...
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How to repair missing chunk of wood from cabinet door?

I have a nice wood cabinet that lost a small chunk of wood from the front door in a recent move. (Photos below.) Naturally, that chunk of wood was on the exterior where it's plainly visible and where ...
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Curved wood pealing away from table edge

I've recently acquired an old oak table from my parents. I'm going to refinish it, but I have a problem to deal with first. I doubt I can describe it better than the pictures, so without further adieu....
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Glue spots under stain

I have two pieces of plywood that I joined with biscuits and wood glue (wiping away all excess glue after joining the two pieces. I then sanded the whole piece down to 220 grit. After staining there ...
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Can corner joints on a planter box that are warped and coming apart be fixed?

I bought this planter box at a yard sale for $5. I think it may not be used outside as the heat or moisture may have caused the corners to warp and come apart. Two corner joints are really bad (see ...
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What is the difference between a dutchman patch and a butterfly patch?

In How can I repair a split in a board?, the accepted response suggests a "dutchman patch," but I'm getting mixed messages from various sources. Some show a dutchman as being the removal of damaged ...
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How can I repair a split in a board?

I am making a top for a small child's table. It is 30" square and I jointed 3 10" wide pine boards to make it. While I had it in a vise and was planing the end grain to clean up the marks left by the ...