Monday, July 16, 2012

Pallet Craft: Never buy wood filler again!

Hello All,

OK so working with pallets is not always perfect, the wood is definitely not top grade by any means and I will not pretend it is. So occasionally you are going to want to use a wood filler at some point. Now Elmer's, as well as Varathane and Rustoleum sell wood filler that is pretty good, but the cost can add up significantly and this is especially so if you are an active wood worker. So here is my "not new but surprisingly overlooked" method.

Step 1: Collect
saw dust.

As you produce wood products saw dust will have the tendency to build up around you. Why not use all of it?

Step 2: Get some wood glue!!

That's right, just get some wood glue from any retailers such as Titebond or Elmer's.

Step 3: Mix, apply and sand.

Mix together some wood glue with your saw dust (best in smaller batches to prevent waste) and apply it to your application. Allow to dry, and sand it down.


After your application is dry apply your stain or finish and you will never be able to tell that it is actually just a glue and sawdust filler mix.

Enjoy your savings!

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