We all make mistakes.
But hiding woodworking mistakes doesn’t have to be hard.
Worst-case scenario: you have to cut off the bad part and use the lumber somewhere else.
Other times a careful placement, trim or wood filler, caulk or spackle will do wonders!
Here are some of the mistakes I made while building my bookcases…
The lumber slipped on the table saw and got gouged
|fill with wood filler||and sand|
Molding cut too short
Cut a bevel into the end and a short add-on piece and splice them together.
|use multiple layers of caulk||– smooth after each application|
I started making the wrong angle cut in the baseboard.
|tried caulk, but wood filler||worked better (needs more paint)|
|use wood filler to fill and||then sand.|
I guess I should figure out when you should use caulk and when to use wood filler or putty (and then share that info with you!)