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Old 03-06-2019, 08:26 PM   #1
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Fixing Knot Hole


Hey Guys,

I have a barn door that I installed a few weeks back that has had a knot fall out.

The door is alder and was acclimatized before finishing to try and prevent this from happening.

Whatís the best was to fix it now?
Do I need to remove the finish and then fill the hole?

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clear epoxy ? What results are you looking for

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Old 03-07-2019, 12:14 AM   #3
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Epoxy it back into place, sand to level finish, and recoat with what you used originially. Good luck!
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depending on the looks, a little super glue may work wonders....
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Either way it sound like Iím refinishing a portion of the door.

The knot is mia now so the entire hole will need to get filled in
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I always fill first and then remove finish. It keeps sanding of the wood to a minimum, the finish will help protect the existing.
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Either way it sound like Iím refinishing a portion of the door.

The knot is mia now so the entire hole will need to get filled in
Tint wood bondo with dye & sand flush & finish.
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The flooring guys have a kit for repairing hardwood floors. Has multiple colors and a heating iron. They can melt a putty and press it in the bad area.

Might be an option.

I would try to fill it with epoxy and sand smooth.

An old timer always told me to use sawdust and glue. We did many like that. I always thought it looked like crap.
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An old trick--mix coffee grinds w/epoxy and fill/sand/finish.

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