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Forum topic by mark76wa posted 01-31-2014 12:25 AM 1075 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-31-2014 12:25 AM

I found a really nice piece of drift wood a year and a half ago and stuck it on a shelf in my shop. I’ve now decided to make a shelf out of it. The grain is gorgeous and it looks great.

My problem, the wood is soooo soft. I hot glued it to a panel so I could cut a straight edge. When I pulled it off it glue pulled to wood apart. I’ve fixed up the damage and sanded it smooth.

What can I use to pull out the grain, protect and hopefully harden the finish.

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#1 posted 01-31-2014 03:14 AM

Hi, your best bet is to use super glue on the soft areas; just a few drops to soak in the wood and harden it. Good luck


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#2 posted 01-31-2014 03:48 AM

I haven’t used any yet but bought some for some repair work on my boat. I have been interested in using it for applications like you are doing.

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#3 posted 01-31-2014 11:55 AM

There are products made for this—Minwax Wood Hardener is one such—but anything like that will almost certainly darken the wood quite a bit.

-- Malcolm Laurel -

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