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How to Fix Holes in Wood Tables

Shara JJ Cooper

Holes in wood tables can upset a glass or give the table an unfinished look. However, they are also easily repaired. Patch a wood table with the proper filler and it will look as good as new. These fillers don't cover just the surface of the wood; they are worked right into the hole so the hole is reinforced and the untrained eye can't tell a hole ever existed. Treat the table as usual with stain or paint to get a smooth, consistent surface.

Wood tables can look like new with proper repairs.

Step 1

Scoop out some wood filler onto a small, metal putty knife.

Step 2

Push the wood filler into the table hole to fill it.

Step 3

Smooth the filler surface, using the flat of the putty knife. Allow the wood filler to dry according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Step 4

Sand the surface of the wood filler to get a smooth finish using 100-grit sandpaper. Work with the wood's grain. Apply paint or stain as planned.