How to fix a cracked corner of an MDF shelf?


The corner of a shelf is cracked after accidentally dropping on a tile floor. Now it looks like this:
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The corner of a shelf is cracked after accidentally dropping on a tile floor. Now it looks like this:
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1090906/brokencorner.JPG
how can I fix this? Should I cut off the broken end and use wood filler and sand to original shape or is there a better way?
MC
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How visible is this when the shelf is assembled? I suspect that the only thing you can do at this point is make it worse. You could try injecting some glue in between the separated layers and clamping them together to dry. I'm not optimistic about the chances of a repair I would call satisfactory.
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Try Some wood epoxy it is a two part putty you knead together and it dries rock hard . You can shape it as it is drying. Good Luck

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Looking at the photo, I would cut a spline the width of the slot, wrap it in wax paper. Glue the damaged area with tite bond glue then insert the spline in the slot and clamp till dry. Remove the spline . The particle board, melamine, should glue back ok from the picture of the damage, If the surface is damaged, repair with a wax stick of the appropriate color, or if you can, turn shelf over and use other side for the top, if they are identical. CC
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Don't buy mdf furniture? I hate the stuff. I would inject some wood glue into the cracks, then clamp it flat so that it compresses back to it's original shape. It might help to make some wood strips that exactly fit the grooves to provide support. Wrap them in clear packing tape so they don't glue themselves to the shelf.
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miamicuse wrote:

You mean it vanished?
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