Filling damaged 2x4

Old 10-14-15, 12:05 PM
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Filling damaged 2x4

So I have a 2x4 that has termite damage, but the damage is about 5" from the end of the 2x4 and the termites have hollowed out about 1/4 of the 2x4 down that length. I am told by a contractor not to fix it because it is a support and it has other members with it and it is holding just fine. I would like to fill it for cosmetic reasons.
I thought about bondo. I have used that for external repair of siding holes, but is there something better I could use that can actually fill the hollow and maybe give it some integrity?
Old 10-14-15, 12:58 PM
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Why do you see the need to fill it? Is it exposed to the weather? Is it on a deck? Can you post a picture or two of the board so we can see what you see?

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