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Old 05-07-2014, 03:53 PM  
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Default Fill irregular shaped deep hole in wood.

I need to fill an irregular shaped hole in a very thick wooden plank. The dimensions are 2.5" long x 2.25" wide x 2" deep.

What compound should I use to totally fill this void?



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Why not take and make a wooden plug to fill the void?



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Is it to be painted or do you want something like a furniture quality. I have fixed holes in window sills with bondo type automotive filler when I knew it was to be painted. I have even used drywall screws and put them in at angle below flush kind of like rebar and then filled with auto filler.

Wood fillers won't work on a huge hole as well.

The idea of a wood inset is also good if you have the skills.


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Some what depends on what the wood is being used for. How bad can it be, just tell us the story.

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I like the wood plug idea but, be sure to cut the hole to the size of the plug instead of the other way around, especially with an irregular shaped hole.

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I would do a wooden Duchman. Kind of like this or a butterfly.. works the best and fills the void.

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After filling the wood will be sanded, primed and painted with oil based exterior paint. I am repurposing an old short wooden yard light post with wooded base. The hole is in the square plank base. Thanks for your help.

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The polyester resin (bondo) would be the way to go IMO given that repair.

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I posted a tip the other day if you use the bondo product. get a couple of the throwaway cards from the gas station and use them for mixing it on a board and also applying it to the wood. best tool around and throw away when done.

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Not sure about anyone else but I have used a product named Famowood. It comes in many colors but that doesn't matter in this case. There is zero shrinkage once dried. Sanding & painting or staining is fine.


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