Six Finishing Fixes
A pro shares his go-to tools and techniques
Synopsis: Here are six tips that will restore your sanity when the inevitable finishing mistake happens. You’ll learn how to repair broken components, fill gaps, remove sanding marks and glue stain, deal with drips and runs, fix sand-through, and fill holes. It may not make you a finishing fan, but it will make this task easier and less stressful.
Some people enjoy finishing. A few might even prefer finishing furniture to building it. For the two of you who just said, “that’s me!”—you’re reading the wrong article. For most of us, finishing is a necessary evil: we need a great finish to bring out the best in our best, but we don’t love the process and we dread a mistake. I’ve made more than my share of mistakes through the years, and I have picked up a few tips and tricks that will help you keep your sanity when…