Richard J Petruso wrote:
> I just made myself a bathroom vanity out
> of knotty alder. Some of the knots have a small
> crack in them. Other knots are missing even more
> of the wood. Just wondering if it was ok to
> leave them as they are or is it necessary to fill
> them? I did fill one of them with wood filler. I
> like the way some of them look the way they are.
> Is there something else I could put in the holes?
> Maybe some kind of clear sealer or glue?
If you plan to finish clear, epoxy would be a good choice.
Place a piece of duct tape on the back side to cover each knot so
epoxy can't leak thru, then lay flat, back side down, and fill void a
little proud with unthickened epoxy.
Wait 24 hours, flip over, remove duct, use some acetone on a rag to
remove any remaining tape adhesive, then fill any remaining voids with
Wait 48 hours, sand flush on both sides, then finish of choice.