|Forum topic by mbs||posted 02-09-2013 05:33 AM||939 views||0 times favorited||15 replies|
02-09-2013 05:33 AM
I thought I’d post this tonight to see if anyone has an idea or recommendation I hadn’t thought of.
I had a little bit of spalting in some walnut and I decided to take a risk and use it in my chair seat. The soft area got damaged pretty quickly when i was shaping the seat so I put a lot of minwax wood hardener in the punky area. It appeared to be pretty solid but it wasn’t. I tried filling the low spots with resin but it looked like crap.
I believe there are four options: 1) cut out the bad area make a solid patch. 2) cut 2.5” wide center of the seat out and replace it with new wood, 3) sand down the perimeter of the seat and replace it with another type of wood, or 4) start over (I’ve already got my front legs made to fit the joints so I don’t want to do that yet)
I figured I’d start with the least invasive way first and work my way up. I routed out and area and filled it with walnut. The fit is perfect but it looks like crap!
If I cut the center out of the seat and replace it with other wood it will lose some character.
In the mean time I started to prepare a .25” layer of quilted maple for the top. I resawed the maple to get some book matched faces. Unless you have other ideas it’s time to sand down the top. It needs to be nice and flat for a good joint so tomorrow I’ll take it to the local store and run it through their sander.
The depth of the problem is difficult to see but there are several grooves in the wood about 1/8” deep and 3/16 wide and a couple of inches long.
The ugly patch
The quilted maple for the perimeter of the top.
-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.