With a small shop we repair wooden products and wooden furniture

T.Y. New and Used Furniture

5811 - Beresford St.

Burnaby   604-715-6020

repairing wood

What can be repaired and what cannot!

If it is solid wood it usually can be repaired.

If it is engineered wood your options are very limited.

If it is veneer, limited sanding is okay.

     The hull was a darker brown..


Although the above example is not furniture, it is wood and the repairs would be the same. One With 8 different types of wood, locating them could be difficult. The new wood will never match the existing, as time has totally changed the color of the hull. Almost all wood will change color over time some get dark some get lighter.  so if it is going to be stained, it will never match .  a solution is make it look destrssed and show the repairs. The problem with repairs is more in refinishing. The grain of the wood is an issue as well.

what is used

Once you have the wood replaced and have shaped it, how do you attach it.

   * Wood Glue, when applied and clamped properly it will be stronger then the wood itself.

   *Epoxy - to fill the gaps in wood, finishing then is an issue as stain does not penetrate the gaps that were filled.

   * Cyanoacrylate (super glue or krazy glue) usually used for small pieces that cannot be clamped and need to set fast.

 Clamping or holding the wood in place while the glue sets can be challenging and sometimes you just have to get creative to solve these issues.


Example 1 - is clamping a chair while the glue sets. 11 clamps are required for this, while in a jig. This needs to be a slower curing glue as appling the glue to many joints and then assembly required time.

Example 2 - shows an inlay that is damaged and nneds a colored filler.

Example 3 - is a round table that was rolled to move it. It damaged the MDF and needed CA glue to correct.