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How to Fix Cracked Wood Furniture

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Any made furniture needs to be long-lasting without cracks and other damages. Most hardwoods last for a long time, while others do an excellent job in finishes, giving your furniture a perfect look.

However, through regular use, your wooden furniture can wear out or crack. Besides this, not using it as required low-quality wood and other factors can result in your furniture cracking.

If you have broken furniture and you are finding ways to repair it, here are some ways you can apply.

1. Using glue or wood filler

If your furniture hasn’t cracked that much, you can quickly repair it using superglue or a wood filler. Wood filler and superglue are used in wood with slight cracks, fixing fallen pieces of wood, and repairing small breaks.

There are different types of these glue and wood fillers, which you can learn more about online. To use them, you need to put the glue or wood filler on the cracked part in contact pieces, then press back and hold the pieces until dry and secure.

You can use clamps to ensure there are no gaps between the pieces and hold every piece in place until the glue or filler dries up. Once done, you can then wipe the excess glue or filler and check the outcome.

To get the best results, ensure you match the filling and glue colors with the wood. 

2. Get new hinges for broken or lopsided cabinets and doors

If you have broken, sagging, or nonfunctional wardrobe doors and cabinets, you don’t have to replace everything. You can quickly fix them to function well again.

If they haven’t dropped off completely, detach them by unscrewing any fasteners or removing the existing hinges. Get new hinges, drill them to the doors, and reattach the damaged part.

Such will make your doors and cabinets functional, just like when they were new. Such a process doesn’t need expertise, and it will help save money and help you protect your precious furniture.

If the wood got cracked, you could fix it, as explained in the first subtopic using fillers and superglue. 

3. Sanding and repainting

This process is fit for dents and scratches on furniture such as tables, chairs, working tables, and kitchen cabinets.

You can quickly repair these dents and scratches by stripping off the paints or stains before using sandpaper to scrub the wood until the scratches and dents disappear. For significant results and to get a smooth surface, it’s advisable to sand along the grain.

After removing the scratches and dents, dust off the dust particles to remain with a plain surface. After everything checks, you can repaint or restain the wood as it was before, leaving you with shiny, good-looking furniture, just as it was new.

The above are some of the processes you can practice to repair your cracked or dented furniture. As you can see from the list, you don’t require as many tools as carpenters do to fix cracked wood furniture correctly.

Just a few, and you are good to go. If the damage is worse, you can consider checking on a carpenter to replace the part or opt to purchase new furniture.

We hope these suggestions will help you immensely. 

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