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How To Fill Decorative Carvings In Dated Furniture

Your Guide to Filling Dated Carvings in Old Furniture

Most of us have had the experience of going to a garage sale or thrift store and finding a dresser or other piece that is the right size and shape we’re looking. The problem is that it may have indents in the wood that are caused by damage or decorative carvings that have gone out of style. If you want to buy and refinish this piece of furniture in order to use it in your home, your first step will be to fill in any undesirable carvings or damage in the wood. The same could be said for such carvings in custom cabinetry in a home that you’ve recently purchased.

What You’ll Need for This Project and How to Proceed

Your first step will be to buy some wood filler. You’ll also need a putty knife, sandpaper, a sanding block and latex gloves. You’ll want to thoroughly clean the indents that you need to fill, and wait until the area is dry. You will follow the instructions on the can to prepare the wood filler, and then push it into the indents of the carving. The putty knife is useful for scraping over the surface to remove any excess wood filler.

Once the carving is filled and the filler has dried, you use gritty sandpaper first to quickly get rid of excess filler, and then use a less gritty variety to get it smooth. It is at this point that the area will be ready for finishing whether that be by staining or painting. If you are planning to finish the piece of furniture by staining it, you should know that there are wood fillers that are specifically made to work better for this purpose.

Do You Have Dated Cabinetry in Your Home?

At Walker Woodworking, we have been providing fine furniture and high-quality custom cabinetry for residents of the foothills of North Caroline for two decades. We know that the right cabinetry can make or break the appearance and your enjoyment of the kitchen or a bathroom. If you have moved into a home with cabinets that have dated carvings or are damaged, the above tips can help with this as well. If, on the other hand, you find you simply want to replace your cabinets, you’ll want the services of a local custom cabinet company.

Our skilled designers and craftsmen are the cream of the crop among local custom cabinet companies in the Charlotte, NC area. At Walker Woodworking, we are more than wood cabinet makers. While we are known as premier custom kitchen cabinet makers, we can also create bath cabinets in Charlotte, NC that will bring this room alive. We can design and build custom furnishings for any room in your home such as a kitchen island, a pantry or a wet bar, and we are skilled at making wood closets around Charlotte, NC. We are your experienced and professional custom furniture builder near Charlotte, so if your cabinetry is beyond a do-it-yourself refinishing job, please contact us, and our local wood cabinet makers will give you the custom cabinetry you desire.