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Bondo is like duct tape. It will fix most anything!
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what a beautiful job, seriously. I'm about to do this to fill in a bad alignment on a speaker cabinet I made. I'm using this method.
Thank you so much!! I bought an absolutely beautiful kitchen table at a steal, but the leg was chipped. I knew it could be repaired and that I could do it, I just needed to do my research and find out how. Well, thanks for being the missing instructional element to my project! I would give you a great big hug if I could! Thanks!
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Ron,I find all of your tips helpful, and always pretty much,common sense,and fairly easy too do !! Keep them coming,a loyal follower. :) :)
wow thank you for the video, I feel confident to try it!
I AM impressed!
Ya gotta love that Bondo!
He said he watches a lot of TV from bed,Probably dirty movies :-)
Hi Ron, I came across this posting when desperately looking for a way to repair a much loved chest that I damaged in a house move. You're a life saver !! thank you :-)
Well done video. Simple easy to follow instructions. Thanks
Thank you so much for this!! I now realize that what I thought was un-repairable is actually totally doable. Thanks again.
Just wanted to thank you for posting this, just what I need. Namaste.
What a great job you did Ron on fixing the edge of the armoire with the wood filler. Your video will help anyone who needs to do a similar repair. Amazing results.
I didn't have a clue, until I saw you. Thanks for solving my problem!
This was an excellent demonstration. Thank you!
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Thanks for your easy to understand steps!
Another great use for Bondo.
Good idea i will use it
Use something called Knife-Grade Epoxy. It's a product of the stone & marble industry. It has the consistency of peanut butter.
Whoah, shouting? Everyone else talks. Your tip is excellent but not when only a simple carving is called for, like in this video. To use your replicated piece it would then have to be fit into place and then adhered to the corner. Both of those steps require some advanced strategies for getting them to work. It's only called for if the missing section has detailed carvings or appliques that also need replacing.
Why shout? We all speak English, here. Your lack of writing clarity isn't cured by shouting, though it does help when speaking with foreigners. Glass that goes in doors or in side panels is held in with rubber grommets or clips or mullions, depending on the design of the door. You can use 1/8" glass for the side panels. The doors can use 1/8" - 1/4" glass. If you were intending a back panel of mirrored glass you would use long strips of double-sided 3M foam tape to a fix the mirrored glass to the back panel.
Excellent lesson; very concrete and no words wasted
Thank you for the great video. Just fixed my first broken corner on an old piece of furniture that was substantially larger than the one in the video, and it turned out great. Followed your direction and it worked perfectly.
YOU ARE PLEASANT TO LISTEN TO AND VERY INFORMATIVE. I DO INFACT HAVE A CHINA CABINET MY SISTER GAVE ME THAT HAS A CHIPPED CORNER AND I AM ACTUALLY GIONG TO ATTEMPT IT, IT US VERY SIMULAR TO THE COLOR AND DAMAGE TO YOURS. I STILL NEED TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO CUT GLASS TO PUT IN IT AND POSSIBLY AFFIX LIGHTING TO IT. ANY SUGGESTIONS? THANKS, AND KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK
The results looked terrific. Great job.
Thank you for the positive feedback!
You write great articles man. It looks like you spend a lot of effort and time on your blog. I’ll be coming back often. Thanks for sharing. Keep up the good work!
Thank you! Perfect timing. The puppy chewed on the corner of a wood table. I think this solution will work perfectly and save my table!
very good i learned something
Quite a bit of work, but if the piece is worth saving; well worth it. Thanks Ron
very very nice
HAVE YOU EVER PRESSED A SOFT PIECE OF POTTERY CLAY OR SOME OTHER SUBSTANCE OVER THE UNDAMAGED CORNER TO CAPTURE ALL THE FINE DETAIL AND THEN, AFTER IT HAS SET, USE THAT AS A MOLD TO FILL D WITH WHATEVER RECONSTRUCTIVE RESIN, WOOD FILLER OR OTHER SUBSTANCE BEING USED TO RECONSTRUCT OR REPAIR THAT PARTICULAR SIZE CORNER? I WOULD THINK IT MIGHT WORK MUCH LIKE A DENTAL MOLD IS USED TO FORM 'FALSE TEETH'. WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THIS.
Great tip. I saw my painter use this technique to repair a cabinet edge. I never thought of using automotive Bondo to repair wood.
I was thinking waxed paper might do the job too.
No reason why not.
Nice job Ron. Reminds me of my auto bodywork days. Looking at some of the other comments, it should be known.......The minwax filler uses the same chemical as a binder, but the filler is different. It is much softer than bondo and easier to sand and work.; especially since it is wood and not metal we are talking about.Good info on WD-40, $ince it is quicker to do the job, (and I do not see how it will cause fish eyes, since the piece is cut away), and the tip on the acrylic paint is a valuable one.
One of our dogs chewed off the corners of a couple of our end tables. We'll give it a try. Thanks.
This came just in time for I was wondering how I may fix a piece & now I can do it.
No such thing, "...actually designed for wood...". Polyester filler is polyester filler. Period. Polyester resin-based filler is what it is and there ain't nothing new under the sun. There's a clear polyester-resin-based filler called "Rex-Lithe", made in Germany. Google it.
When using polyester filler you do have to be careful as to how much hardner you use. Ron said if you use more hardner then the stuff cures quicker. That's true, it does cure quicker but it also becomes more brittle than it ought to be and it will bleed through your lacuer topcoat from the presence of too much hardner. This is according to studies and tests done by the maker of Putty-Cote. How much hardner do you use? Always, with polyester, unless the manufacturer says otherwise, 2%.
You can use Vasaline (petroleum jelly) instead of WD-40. I use burn-in balm which is Vasaline.
Great video - I already had an idea of what to do but needed more research.This will work great on my speakers~
can you do the same for the chipped corner of particle board furniture?
I saw your show on TV and now reading how to repair furniture, I can"t wait to start my project. I've text my family men to check out your site. Thanks so much.
I just did a repair on some soffits damaged by a woodpecker; the woodpecker hasn't been back since I put up a deterrent. I used a piece of plywood to act as a base for the wood filler, but I didn't think to spray the plywood with WD-40. I was planning on using my multi-tool to cut away the plywood. Oh, well, more work than necessary.
very very impressive thank you for doing what you do sincerely yours papa john Kinney
You are a fantastic teacher. Precise and clear and easy to remember!Thanks, Jim
Wow, this was amazing. I've been looking for something specifically about doing edges like this and this was really helpful. Unfortunately, I think that for my baseboards that have had the edges chewed off... that this probably won't work, but will for some furniture. I'm going to try reshape them with a dremel and restain... they weren't in good shape to begin with, but my bunnies took off the 90 degree corner completely and I don't want my landlord to be pissed!