Do I need to fill/stabalize these voids?

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Forum topic by descolada posted 11-26-2013 04:52 AM 850 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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11-26-2013 04:52 AM

I’m putting together a large table and while the top is clear of defects there are a few voids on the back. Aesthetically I don’t mind these, but I’m wondering if they will cause problems if I leave them as is.

The attached photo is of the largest (out of ~5) of these (~3 inches long, and ~1/2 inch deep in a 1.5” slab). Do I need to fill these with an epoxy or the like or will they be fine finished with shellac and oil like the rest of the piece?


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#1 posted 11-26-2013 05:08 AM

If they haven’t caused a problem by now you should be OK but make sure you get a good coat of finish in there to seal them off.

-- Tom D

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