Best Wood filler for large crushed corner

Old 10-29-14, 12:46 AM
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Best Wood filler for large crushed corner

I recently bought a spinet piano and i plan on repainting it because the current finish wasnt very well taken care of, scratches, scrapes, etc. anyway the lower left rear corner of the cabinet has a large dent/chip/whatever you wanna call it. It looks like while the previous owner was moving it they slammed it into the bed of their truck or something and crushed the corner, anyways theres quite a bit of wood missing and i was wondering if the Elmer's Carpenters wood filler i have used to fill the scratches and small chips will be ok to use to basically replace the corner. i feel like its probably not durable enough so what is a better (easily accessible) substitute? ill try to post a picture tomorrow
Old 10-29-14, 04:23 AM
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While waiting on the picture, I have found Elmer's to be a little "iffy". It requires 24 hours to cure. Of course if you have the time, it is fine. In my line of work, 24 hours of curing time is an eternity. I much prefer Bondo or Minwax epoxy wood filler. Two part epoxy that will harden chemically in a few minutes, leaving a sandable surface which is harder than the wood.
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Welcome to the forums Anthony!

What type of finish do you plan on putting on it? most wood fillers don't take stain all that well although some artistic faux painting can be done to make it blend.

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