How to Fix Common Mistakes Made When Building Things Out of Wood

I’ll always prefer working with wood over metal and plastic, because wood is such a forgiving material. Inevitably when you’re working with the stuff, you’re going to screw up, usually when you’ve run out of stock and are on a tight deadline. Here Marc Spagnuolo, a/k/a the Wood Whisperer, shows you how to fix some common mistakes.

The video is nearly 20 minutes long, so for those of you that don’t have time to watch it all in one go, we’ve broken it down into the separates mistakes/fixes.

The Materials You’ll Need

Repairing Tearout with Filler

When You’ve Misplaced a Mortise

Repairing Chipout (When You Can Recover the Missing Piece)

Repairing Chipout (When You Can’t Recover the Missing Piece)

Steaming Dents & Scratches

Using Glue and Wood Dust as a Filler