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tmcgoughy

02:22PM | 06/23/99
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I recently purchased a teak nightstand from a clearance outlet for a fairly good price. The reason it is was on sale is because there is a split that runs along one side of the night stand from the top to the bottom. It is not a wide split but it is not small enough to be called a crack. Since, I have very little knowledge of woodworking, can anyone suggest a way for me to repair it. The lady at the store suggested caulking the split and then painting over it, but I am not too sure about how to go about that. Can anyone help me.

Wick

07:44AM | 06/24/99
If you're going to paint it and not stain, I'd go to the hardware store and buy a small can of wood filler. Using a putty knife fill the split with the filler, allow to dry according to instructions, sand to a smooth surface, then paint. If you're going to stain the nightstand, I'd go with a fairly dark stain and do nothing to the split it should blend in with the dark stain and shadows. Good luck!

Handywoman

04:52AM | 07/06/99
Minwax sells tinted wood filler that coordinates with their stain lines. You might find one that matches. They also make stain "markers" that you could use in the crack to blend the split.

Either of these would avoid redoing the entire piece, so I'd probably give this a shot first. Then if you're not satisfied, you can tackle the entire nightstand.

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