|Forum topic by Shubha||posted 07-10-2015 11:23 PM||914 views||0 times favorited||11 replies|
07-10-2015 11:23 PM
In finishing up my table from a reclaimed bowling alley lane, I cracked the edge in one seam. Basically I stupidly screwed in a screw in that seam, so it’s now cracked but there is a screw in it so it’s not something I can just squeeze back together.
I put wood putty on the underside of it in the crack. I also have these horizontal bars going across the bottom of the table so it’s possible the crack wouldn’t be able to extend. Also bowling alley lanes are attached together with nails so maybe that will also keep it stable?
Any thoughts on whether I need to fix this for structural integrity? And if I don’t, if there’s some other way to sort of seal it up so that crumbs and stuff don’t get in it? I was hoping there was some sort of clear wood putty but I can’t find one. I’m afraid of using resin because it seems complicated and I’m new to this and don’t want to mess this up anymore than it is.
This photo shows the horizontal bars…the cracked bit is in the lower right hand side.
And then this one shows the crack from the top of the table.