Robin Stein
Robin Stein
  • Hometalker
  • Horseshoe Bend, AR
Asked on Jun 16, 2019

How to repair wood furniture?



Someone used an epoxy resin vs wood filler on a damaged dresser. Wanted ty o see product.

4 answers
  • Vimarhonor
    on Jun 23, 2019

    Providing a photo of your project might be helpful to direct the best solution..

    I would use wood filler which might be stainable for patching OR epoxy putty for larger structural defects. I prefer epoxy putty to bondo.

    Epoxy putty—my go to miracle repair tip is the Oatey epoxy putty stick. I find it easier to work with than bondo and this clay like putty can be sculpted and fill defects. It does harden in a few minutes and will dry a gray color can be sanded or drilled and will needing painting unless its final gray color works for your repair.

    This Is a two-part epoxy sticky-found at big box hardware stores in the plumbing department near the pvc purple glue. In a clear plastic red capped tube. I get mine at Lowes $6. Home Depots its version and JB Weld is another but more $ and smaller. Other smaller 2 part epoxy sticks options can also be found in the boat marine and wood repair shopping sections.

    You mix -press -then you can use scrape off excess (I use depleted gift card) and/or sand and paint. Cured putty is strong enough to drill through.

    Putty safely seals/waterproofs for plumbing boat repairs.... Ive used it for exterior entry door frame wood rot repair, elliptical pedal repair, multiple arts and crafts repair of damaged pottery- wood -ceramics, plug up holes in planters, repair cracks in planters or make a new lip on the pottery planter. Ive repaired holes in a utility garage sink ( thanks previous HO) repaired a break in the top rim border of an elliptical peddle, repaired damages in a concrete statue, fixed a split wood disk on a wind chime, missing part of wooden candle stick-its a great defect filler, structural and strong.

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