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Forum topic by todd4390 posted 08-10-2014 06:28 PM 651 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-10-2014 06:28 PM

So I built a window seat using birch ply from a big box store and when I started sanding it with 150 grit paper I got a few areas like this where the top veneer started peeling away. I pretty much stopped sanding to prevent further damage and was going to leave it as is because we are putting a cushion on the bench that will cover this but after priming I decided it was going to bother me if I didn’t fix it. Does anyone have any recommendations for filling these areas in and smoothing it out? Looking for something fairly easy and quick if possible.

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#1 posted 08-10-2014 06:33 PM


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#2 posted 08-10-2014 06:39 PM

Epoxy or Bondo wood filler will work. Both can be tinted with powdered pigments.

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#3 posted 08-10-2014 07:14 PM

Squeeze as much glue into it as you can first, tape it down and let dry, then fill it and sand it. Bondo would be my choice since your painting it.

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#4 posted 08-10-2014 08:08 PM

Thanks for the advice

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