Need help in fixing this small crack?

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Bottom support is still stuck to the board but it got crack while shipping? What can be simplest fix?

UPDATE: Table description says MDF/Rubberwood. This part should be made of rubberwood I guess.

q need help in fixing this small crack
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  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Oct 24, 2018

    Hi John! Simplest fix isn't always the most attractive. If it's a new purchase with damage from shipping, I would consider asking for replacement or replacement parts. Otherwise, depending on the material, a glue made for that material would be your simplest fix.

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    • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Oct 24, 2018

      I like Gorilla Wood Glue for projects like this. You will need to clamp the wood together while it sets up. In a pinch, I have used painter's tape and packing tape to hold things together that were odd shaped, or that I didn't have a clamp that worked. You might have to clean off some glue residue if you put too much on, and it squeezes out, so don't be over generous. I have used an artist brush to work this glue into the crevices of the separation, with success, on projects like this. If you can position it carefully, you may be able to weigh it down with books or a brick while it dries. I always keep a damp rag or paper towel handy when I'm gluing so I can clean as I work. It's much easier to get wet glue off!

  • Seth Seth on Oct 24, 2018

    Hi John,

    It looks like wood so any type of carpenters wood glue will work. No need for crazy types of glue. The hard part is spreading the glue evenly to get the best hold. First align the parts and drill pilot holes for screws that will come after gluing. The screws will hold the pieces tight while the glue dries. You can counter sink the screws and leave them in for added strength or remove them. You will want to pry the pieces apart, but not so much as to crack it even more. Use something flat like popsicle stick or old credit card. You can use a straw with glue loaded into one end to squeeze all over the wood. Flatten that end of the straw with your fingers to fit in the crack and squeeze the glue out. if you can, use a small paint brush or Q-tip to help spread out evenly. Align the pieces and then screw together. Small brads will also work for this. You can touch up the stain with a furniture marker or even use a Sharpie. Wipe off any glue before it dries. It looks like you might be able to use a small clamp on the sides to help keep the pieces aligned. And I agree with Cynthia. Take a picture of it and try to get a new one or at least get some money back if they will not send out a repair person.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Oct 24, 2018

    When you glue it, you will need to clamp it in place until the glue is dry.

  • Seth Seth on Oct 25, 2018

    John,

    Without applying enough pressure, you will not get a strong bond from the glue. Tape will not hold it tight enough. It's the perfect time to invest in a couple of wood clamps. They will come in handy for many projects. They start at about $3.00 each. You could also use a couple of 2d or 3d finish nails. Blunt the tip with a hammer and they will not split the wood.