Pine entryway bench - filling nail holes

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Forum topic by AAANDRRREW posted 12-25-2015 03:08 PM 683 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-25-2015 03:08 PM

Hi all,
Pretty proud of my impromptu entryway bench I built in a few hours the other day. Got some plans online to the though process started and modified to fit our room and needs better.

Also lucked out and managed to find some really good mid-grade boards at menards, so all in all, this bench cost about $15 in materials.

Anyway I had to use my brad nailer for the trim pieces. I have used stainable wood filler before and found it didn’t match well… Anyone have any advice on how to fill the holes? My wife isn’t sure If she wants it stained or painted yet either.

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#1 posted 12-26-2015 08:47 PM

Putty, knot sealer and then two coats of a good enamel.

To avoid nailhead isses use glue & clamps instead of nails.

Better wood makes better projects.

Time, cost and quality; pick any TWO & I set the 3rd!


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#2 posted 12-26-2015 09:07 PM

If paint pretty much any wood filler is fine.

If stain and varnish then stain the piece first. Then put a coat of varnish or shellac or whatever on it. THEN get a can of DAP window glazing compound and take a small ball of that and start to add tint to it to match. When it matches fill your holes and then put your final coats of finish on. That may be more involved than you care to get. In which case Durham’s Rock Putty takes a stain somewhat and will be good enough.

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