Asked on Jun 17, 2019

How do I fix the wood that my puppy chewed?



New puppies are great! However, my Super Chewer chewed the wood work on the bottom of my door frames as well as the bottom edges of my kitchen cabinets =( . I have a very small budget and would like to fix it myself now that she is no longer chewing on the wood.

9 answers
  • Kelli L. Milligan
    Kelli L. Milligan
    on Jun 17, 2019

    On the pine wood it looks like you could just sand smooth and coat with orange shellac. Can't really tell on cabinets. Are they partical board with wood film over it? You could try Bondo as filler and paint to look like wood.

  • Pam Walker
    Pam Walker
    on Jun 17, 2019

    GET some sculpting clay & fill in the gaps. Wipe them smooth using your wet fingers. Allow it to dry overnight, then paint it the same color as the wood. It's inexpensive & you control the build-up & you won't havta worry about sanding or re-staining or any of those carpentry tricks. It's easy & fun.

  • Lisa Sinclair
    Lisa Sinclair
    on Jun 17, 2019

    Fill with wood putty. There's products for paint, and stain.

    • Cheryl
      on Jun 29, 2020

      Training your dog is the only long-term solution, OP.

      I love my dog so much but it constantly did the things that irked me most. It would chew on things that it shouldn’t or jump up and down out of the blue. Whenever I put on the leash, it would pull on it. Whenever it was out of the house, it would continue digging on the ground - I wish I could tell what it was looking for down there. All the things it did left me feeling depressed as if I failed it monumentally.

      But since I discovered Brain Training for Dogs and applied the system offered, it now behaves the way a beautiful dog I always expect of.

  • Shannon
    on Jun 17, 2019

    I'm not sure what material the cabinets are? all of the above suggestions seem easy and doable. Thank you all for your suggestions!

  • Annie
    on Jun 17, 2019

    Ours ate the window sills in 2 rooms and the legs on my antique buffet. My husband used wood putty. It did take several times to fill, sand, fill, sand before it looked right.

  • William
    on Jun 17, 2019

    Use wood putty to fill in and shape the chewed up areas. Lightly sand then paint or stain.

  • Dee
    on Jun 17, 2019

    I used Elmer's wood putty on my door frame, I had to fill it a little at a time, so that it would harden good. Came out perfect. I think you can sand down the scratched part with a 220 grit or better then re-stain

  • Eugene
    on Jun 17, 2019

    Wood Putty is the perfect solution for this. Cheap and inexpensive, I'm sure you can order it from Amazon.

  • Joy30150932
    on Jun 18, 2019

    Use the wood putty but mix in the color of your stain before applying it to the damaged areas. This way it will blend in better, sand and then cover with a varnish or varathane to seal it.

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