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Now that I've finished sanding, there are quite a few spots that have white splotches from the wood filler That looks like something you get almost always when sanding wood that isn't absolutely perfectly flat — fine sanding dust settled into some minor surface imperfections (they can be incredibly small or shallow and still show this effect). To check if ...


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Like some of the comments said, the first thing to do is to determine why the cracks opened up in the first place. Broadly, there are two potential causes. Either seasonal movement was not being allowed for or the boards were not given proper time to acclimatize. What you should do is examine the construction of the base of the table and how it is ...


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Melted solid wax as a filler seems like it can provide a good color match and apparently a sufficiently strong/hard surface for a lot of repairs. Yup. And sometimes expedience is king. Because wax fillers are essentially ready to go as soon as they're set they're a very quick option, faster than any putty or other kind of 'wet' filler because there's ...


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Welcome Ethan. Where splits are linear, I would consider a butterfly or other brace, but when the split is around circular grain, I'm sure it's usable. Worth a try, I suppose. A "butterfly" is a separate piece of wood that crosses the split, glued into a slot you've chiseled into the host. It is an advanced technique, I would say, but if you're up to it, ...


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Apply several coats of polyurethane in the recessed areas, using a small brush. It will take you an obscene amount of time because you will have to wait for it to cure between coats. You will need to sand it back some between coats. Then when you are done, you will have to sand some of it to match the surface transition over the gaps. The final result ...


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