Conference Table Disaster
One of life's hard lessons: Moisture-related wood movement has caused severe bowing in an unbalanced conference table. August 21, 2006

Chair Re-Caning Basics
Here's a generous portion of advice and tips for a beginner about chair seat cane replacement, from craftsmen who've done a little or a lot. September 5, 2010

Repairing an End Grain Crack in a Table Top
A discussion (with pictures) of using epoxy to fill and patch small cracks in end grain. December 12, 2008

Repairing a Broken Lathe-Turned Table Leg
There's more than one way to drill out, glue, and splint a busted table leg and many opinions on which way is the best. November 14, 2014

Reattaching Neoprene Mounts on an Eames Lounge Chair
These well-known, valuable chairs seem to have an Achilles heel a neoprene part that ages and fails. Here's advice on fixing it. January 20, 2010

Why Did a Finger Joint Break?
Woodworkers diagnose a broken joint and suggest repair strategies. March 28, 2012

Repairing Damaged Veneer
Pros troubleshoot a water-damaged veneer table top, and consider possible fixes. October 30, 2005

Table Top Breadboard End Repair
A woodworker gets advice on re-attaching breadboard table ends that were never properly attached to begin with. July 20, 2011


Loosening and Re-Adhering Stainless Steel Veneer
Thoughts on how to separate a contact-cemented stainless steel band from a wood substrate, smooth it out, and glue it back down. February 25, 2009

De-Warping Table Leaves
A draw-leaf table has warped, and the maker asks for advice on fixing it. Colleagues suggest ways to quickly straighten the crooked parts. October 19, 2005

Recreating a pine patina
Mixing just the right color to match an old finish. October 2, 2001

Glue Choice for an Antique Clock Repair
Craftsman wonders whether to use hide glue or modern yellow glue. January 27, 2008

Repairing Table-Top Cracks
Tips on how to patch cracks in a wood table top caused by shrinkage and poor design. October 27, 2008

Chair Repair Options
A quick discussion of different approaches to re-fastening or reinforcing a loose chair leg. July 20, 2011

Ridding one's house of powderpost beetles
What to do upon discovering an infestatoin of powderpost beetles. 1998.

Plug Repair for Maple Tabletop
Tips on patching a small hole in a Maple top before refinishing. October 19, 2013

Repairing or Filling Tear-Out
Tips for filling planer tear-out and blending the area with the surrounding wood. February 12, 2010

Repairing Chip-Out in a Walnut Table Top
It's possible to fill small defects so that they won't be noticed. February 12, 2007

Drilling Out a Broken Dowel
It's kind of like pulling a wisdom tooth. February 26, 2007

Repairing a sequenced MDF door
reverse the terminal warp of a sequenced MDF/cherry door. 1998.

Hot Melts - Fast and Strong?
When strength is important, reactive polyurethane hot melts should be used - 1998

Touching up conversion varnish
Problems related to conversion varnish touchup. (From WOODWEB's Finishing Forum) January 21, 2003

Touching Up a Burn-Through in Maple Plywood
Striving for perfection in a tough touch-up: finishers swap expert tips. July 29, 2011

Filling Dents with Burn-In Sticks
Detailed advice from experienced pros on how to touch up dings and dents in furniture. November 8, 2007

Repairing a Deep Gouge in Veneer
Expert advice on filling, patching, and blending for a repair job. November 14, 2009

WOODnetWork Discussions: Glue
The correct amount of clamping pressure is vital to a strong bond - 1998

Touching Up Furniture that Won't Take Stain
Sometimes a piece is still sealed, or has been sanded down to a glue-saturated veneer ply. Here are tips on restoring color to those pieces. May 24, 2006

Fish-Eye Problem in Re-Finish Following Water Damage
The story starts with water damage to a conference table caused by leaks during a re-roof of the building, and just gets better from there. August 22, 2013

Glue Injection Techniques
When laminate or veneer is lifting, you can make a slit, inject adhesive, and clamp for a clean repair. Here are some detailed tips on getting the glue where it needs to go. February 20, 2008

Re-Gluing an Old Hide Glue Joint
New hide glue can re-activate old hide glue. But old and busted joints may present some pesky complexities. December 27, 2008

Cyanoacrylate adhesive
How does this glue work for gap filling? (From WOODWEB's Finishing Forum) March 23, 2003

Repairing a Scratch in Old Veneer
If it's not a scratch but an indentation, then steaming would be wiser than sanding. February 21, 2013

Repairing Dog-Chewed Furniture
Woodworkers suggest various post-canine repair strategies for a table top. June 30, 2014

Stocking a Furniture Touch-Up Kit
Here's a nice look at what you might want in your starter kit for furniture touch-up and finish repair. July 14, 2010

- Spreadsheet Calculation Program -- for Curves, Angles, Compound Miters and Springback
Free downloadable program(s) in both Excel and MS Works, including illustrations that support the formulas.. August 6, 2002

Repairing a Water-Damaged Lacquer Finish
If it's nitrocellulose lacquer, you can use specialty sprays or denatured alcohol to remove the white water damage. May 24, 2006

Repairing an Edge-Banding Defect
Looking for a fix for an edge-banding failure on a built-in desk. April 20, 2011

Removing a Decoration from a Drawer Front
Advice on softening the adhesive or glue and on techniques for gentle prying. February 12, 2010

Removing Old Glue from Furniture
Tips and tricks for softening hide glue or old formulations of carpenter's wood glue. April 24, 2012