My plywood coffee table the other day. I put too much stuff on the
top of the bottom panel which was held by 4 screws to the side panels.
Because it's too heavy, the screws went through the bottom of the
holes, not only cracked the plywood but also broke it so holes can no
longer hold the screws. What's the best way to fix it besides throw
it away? Will wood filler work in this case?
Unlikely that wood filler will be strong enough. There is epoxy filler which
would be string enough, but it is not that easy to work with.
Why not just fill the old holes and put the screws in a different (unbroken)
part of the table?
Affix blocks beneath the plywood shelf, fasten as appropriate, and paint
them black or stain them. Lay and fasten the shelf upon the blocks.
Black paint or marker will hide so much stuff, even scratches in brown
stuff, it's unbelieveable. Try it.
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