Someone thought that poor table leg was a chew toy. The picture above was taken on the day I started making over my dining room table. I think a lot of times people pass up furniture if it has knicks, scratches, or animal bites. Little do they know – most of that can easily be fixed.
Here is the full bite-down pre table make over.
Those are some pretty significant puncture wounds. Good thing I have my trusty furniture first aid kit handy.
The best way I know to restore the damaged spots is with wood filler. Its sandable, paintable, and down right perfection
I know some people use a puddy knife to apply wood filler – I, however, use my fingers. I feel like it’s the best way to get it in all the holes and cracks. Apply after sanding down the wounded area.
The first pictures are just after a short sanding – the picture above is after a quick wood filler application. After the filler dries I recommend a quick sanding before priming
Post sanding and priming – don’t mind the huge drip. Personally, I don’t mind the few knicks left on the wood I think it looks original to the wood.
And the final product
So what do you think? Are you going to try to attack those bite marks now?