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How to Fix Cracks in Wood

Even though you may have tried to use wood without any cracks, splits, holes, or gouges, sometimes you end up with imperfections you didn’t notice or couldn’t avoid. You can fill cracks, scratches, or [more…]

Making Paint Stick to Paneling and Cabinets

Factory-finished wood cabinets and paneling require special preparation for painting. Getting rid of dark paneling is complicated by the fact that when you pull it off, you find the adhesive has ruined [more…]

How to Fix Holes in Wood

If you have big holes — from using recycled wood or from a loose knot, for instance — you can fill them with another piece of wood, called a dutchman. This technique has been around as long as people have [more…]

How to Remove Scratches on Wood Surfaces

There are two ways to fix a scratch on wood or other hard surfaces: Either sand the surrounding area down to the level of the scratch so that the surface is smooth once again, or colour in the damage, [more…]

How to Fix Dents and Water Stains on Wood Surfaces

Wood surfaces are easily stained and marred by water and blows but can be repaired. It’s a paradox: Metal and wood can be strong enough to sit on yet dent with a simple blow from a hard object. Here’s [more…]

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