Furniture repair - chip out

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Was removing one of hundreds of staples from the back of this chair. As the staples were longer that needed it required some prying. This one slipped and knocked a chip out of the back. This is clearly visible and I need to make the repair.

Plan is to use some wood glue, with a little pigment added. Set the chip back in til the glue sets up. Light sanding around the edge of the chip with 400 grit or higher. touch up with dye and finish with dark wax.

If anyone has better idea or correction to this please let me know.

-- James, Tulsa OK,

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#1 posted 631 days ago

glue it back…lol looks like a small piece

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#2 posted 631 days ago

If you use white glue it dries clear.

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#3 posted 630 days ago

Just glue it back neatly and evenly.

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#4 posted 630 days ago


It looks like it chipped out with nice clean edges. Do a dry fit first, but it should go right back and with a little glue should not be that noticable. The more you sand and fool with the original finish the more it will stand out like a sore thumb. Like Jim said, if you use white glue, it dries clear. Be careful with clamps as not to damage the surface. Good Luck

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#5 posted 630 days ago

What a1Jim said. Good luck.

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