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Did you know that the average cost to repair wooden furniture is around 175 dollars for a single piece? The price will however depend on how big the piece is and what type of repair is required.
Learning how to repair wood furniture will save you a ton of money in the long run and it’s always fun to learn a new skill. You might be wondering where to start? Read on below and learn the best ways to repair your own wooden furniture!
How to Repair Wood Furniture: Removal of Stains
Most wooden furniture, even wooden table tops, have some sort of finish that protects the wood from stains. Sometimes the substance that was spilled on the wood can cause this protective layer to stain.
If this is the case with your piece of furniture, you can simply remove the stain with a light grade of sandpaper and simply re-apply the protective coating over that section and the piece will be stain free.
Scratches and Scuff Marks
Over time the wood protection layer can fade and won’t have the same repulsion effect it once had. When this happens your furniture piece is more susceptible to little scuff marks.
Small scratches and scuff marks can usually be taken care of by breaking the meat of a walnut or chestnut open and rubbing it along the scratch. The oil that is in the nuts will darken and fill the scratch.
For deeper scratches, we have a solution. You will need to buy some furniture-wax patching kits with are available at most hardware stores and some grocery stores. Run the wax along with the scratch, using enough until the scratch is filled. Remove any excess was with a credit card or this plastic and once it has dried buff with a cloth.
Holes and Dents
If you have small holes in your wood, a neat trick to use is to stick a toothpick in the hole, cut the toothpick to the correct size to fill the hole, and then sand it smooth.
For bigger holes that can’t be filled, you will have to fill them with epoxy. Epoxy is considered one of the strongest fixes for wood as it can be drilled and you can plane into it if needed. Epoxy is waterproof so makes for a great option for an outside furniture repair.
When you have a dent you can use steam to repair it. A dent only compresses the wood fibers and by using steam on the dent, you will make those fibers rise back into place.
Don’t Buy New, Repair
In modern society, most people don’t repair furniture and with any small defect, most get thrown away. Learning how to repair wood furniture will save you money and keep all your furniture looking good as new.
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