My friend, Diane at A Picture is Worth A Thousand... hosts 2nd Time Around. She's a creative and crafty lady. She finds what some may think is not worth much, and paints it or tweaks it a bit and creates a thing of beauty, function, and/or value for her home. If you'd like to join in the fun, click on the link.
I posted about how the movers damaged my china cabinet and promised to show you how the repair turned out. The first two pictures show the terrible gouge that the movers made.
A close-up allows you to get the full impact.
We called this repairman. After visiting once to access the situation, take pictures and measurements, he returned with this wooden plug that he had fashioned.
He tried the fit, and then went to his truck to sand it down a bit more.
Here he is shown marking lines on the piece.
Next, he used a product called Wood Quick which begins as a putty-type substance and after working it until it begins to harden, he blends it in with the wood piece and attaches it to the china cabinet. Once again, he sands it.
He trims the piece.
Next, he stained with four different stains and then a coat of varnish. Here's the finished job.
And, a closer look.
We found him by calling a furniture company that deals with Drexel, the manufacturer of the china cabinet. We are quite pleased to have this repair so nicely done.