I'm not woodworker but now I'm facing the problem with wood.
I have to fill the gap between the solid mahogany boards - it is a top of
The gap is less than 1/16". I collected the desk from palm sender when the
top was sand and mixed it with polyurethane - I was hoping to get the same
color what the board are but this mixture turned black.
How to use original mahogany powder to get matching color?
Thank in advance
The best approach, if you have any tools, is to re-cut, then re-glue
together properly. A thin-kerf table saw cut would do the trick.
If I had a mahogany table I wanted to show off and had no resources
[tools], I'd take it to someone competent who can do it for me and pay
For matching colour, look for a suitable painting tube [as used by
artists.] You can match colour and use lightly or heavily. To use,
squirt some into a jar and add pure turpentine. Shake well, and apply
the stained liquid to whatever you want to stain. Practice with some
other similar material if possible.
This is good advice. You can buy filler for common hardwood at various
retailers, but it doesn't work very well. The biggest problem is the
shrinking and expanding that naturally occurs when wood is exposed to
changing humidity. On a table there is also the risk of direct contact with
water as well. If you don't already have a humidifier in the home then that
might be a good idea, especially in the winter. As the wood expands and
contracts through the seasons, your filler will be squeezed out, and then
more unsightly cracks will appear as the filler dries. In then end, you may
wonder why you put filler in there at all.
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