When you moved into our house we purchased in a hurry furniture from an
unfinished furniture place to fill in the gaps of what we had and did
I have a bed table that is probably made from pine. I usually keep a
glass of water on it and a few spills have happened but I'm not sure if
that is the cause of the problem. The wood has begun to split and one
of the glue seams started to separate.
The question is how to fix the cracks. My wife picked a maple stain for
the tables. Right now the cracks are maybe big enough to wedge a sheet
of paper or two into. Should I try to fill the cracks with something? What?
PS my wife still likes the cheap pine furniture so I dare not talk of
replacing or building new....at least not yet.