I am wondering what the best way would be to repair my damaged timber table top. The damaged area is about 1cm x 3cm long and I don't really want to have to refinish the whole table top if not necessary. Any advice would be much appreciated. Thank you.
I am wondering what the best way would be to repair my damaged timber table top. The damaged area is about 1cm x 3cm and I don't really want to have to refinish the whole table top if not necessary. Thank you.
Sorry to hear of your damaged tabletop @Cath2. Do you know what type of timber it is and what the finish is? I'm sure our helpful members would be happy to make some suggestions for you, but if you could provide as much detail about the table as possible it will help our members provide more specific and useful advice.
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Thanks Jason sorry I'm not sure of the timber or finish. General advice on repairing this type of damage would be very useful. Thanks.
Can you get the damaged piece down flat @Cath2? I think you will need to sand back the whole table top, and use some wood filler (putty) for the hole.
If you can flatten it down, I would use super glue on the individual splinters. You could also try using a caul to clamp across the top remembering to use tape on it to stop it sticking to your top as the PVA type glues won't stick to the plastic tape. Steel won't stick either but it stains with contact to the drying glue, aluminium works without staining.
You can also get touch up pens and wax sticks to try to colour match the repair, wax can fill gaps and can be rubbed on or melted in which could be better for gap filling.
To repair ur top use feast and watsons glass top epoxy to glass ur whole surface after you gentle remove the detached section of timber and putty filled it, match a stain to ur timber and blend the whole top them simply follow the booklet that comes in a feast n watson glass top n itll better then new.