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Forum topic by ChadRat6458 posted 01-19-2015 12:42 AM 697 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-19-2015 12:42 AM

Anyone have any tips on how to fix this? I am thinking about gluing some molding on it. It is the corner of a shadow box. Thanks.

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#1 posted 01-19-2015 12:54 AM

I cant tell whats going on. Knots? Screws? Maybe face grain plugs if you can match the grain?

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#2 posted 01-19-2015 02:49 AM

My brad nails did not go in all the way. Tried setting with a nail set and fill them in. Not sure what to do now.

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#3 posted 01-19-2015 02:59 AM

Looks like you have the wrong color putty in there, first off. If you dig that out and use maple putty it will look somewhat better, but you will still see it and the putty will not take the finish/stain like the wood will.
I would not do the wood putty thing at all. I would do the face grain plugs if you happen to have a plug cutter.

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#4 posted 01-19-2015 02:27 PM

How ‘bout put wood plugs in and also put them in the opposite corner so they match.

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#5 posted 01-19-2015 02:50 PM

Plugs. 20 bucks for a cutter and it’s still with me all these years later. Well worth it. Also If you go with trim invest in a bag of (all I know them by is) break – away nails. People will think you are not a woodworker, they’ll think you are David Copperfield. By the way, if you find breakaway nails, please post where you found them.

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#6 posted 01-19-2015 02:58 PM

It is curly maple. I am not sure how well the plugs would look. Thinking about getting some decorative inlay strips from woodcraft. Thanks.

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