On 23 May 2006 07:19:42 -0700, email@example.com wrote:
I can't see the entire picture, but it looks like you might be able to
glue and clamp the bit splitting off at the edge. I'd use a nylon
band with ratchet clamp, and with a square plastic corner brace to
guide the nylon band. For the inner split [at least it looks like a
split to me] I'd possibly try the glue you insert with a hypodermic
for full entry into the split, then bar clamp that closed. Again, I
can't see the whole picture, so I could be wrong.
What I can add, since I've done a ton of it, is how to remove the old
stain/varnish. I was able to take mine outside [Doors, door trim,
baseboard ...the lot] and use trisodium phosphate [TSP]. Dump a blob
into a tin of water to supersaturate; enough so that some will not
dissolve. Apply with a cut-down cheap paintbrush to keep it fairly
stiff. Let soak a few minutes, applying more if needed. Then give it
a good scrub. Do a small area at a time. Hose off with the garden
hose. Let dry.
If you were not concerned about keeping the old crappy brown varnish
look, you could do some filling with body filler, then paint. My
front door is now a nice light brown paint, matching the inside foyer.