Wood Filler The Pillar

Sometimes I plan ahead.

But sometimes, my planning ahead isn’t thorough.

Wood Filler tips

Guess where I stored my wood filler?  In the garage.

And on Wednesday night, I was feeling ambitious.  I was all like “Hey world, I’m going to master wood filling like it’s nobody’s business.”

But it was frozen solid.  Wood filler never thaws out.  It solidifies for good.  Shooooooot.

Wood Filler tips

So I had to try again.  At least it wasn’t skydiving that I messed up on.

Let’s get real for a minute.  DIY isn’t all spray paint and modge podge.  Sometimes, it’s not glamorous.  Wood filler is boring.  BUT an important part of finish carpentry.

Wood Filler tips

There’s no real secret to filling the nail holes and gaps.   You just do it, let it solidify, and lightly sand.

It has the consistency of sandy peanut butter.  I got sick of using my putty knife on the big gaps, and ended up using my finger.  I slightly felt like a 7 year old whose babysitter fell asleep.

*Disclaimer, don’t lick your fingers.  It definitely is not peanut butter flavor.

Wood Filler tips

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I know you can’t contain how excited you are and inspired you feel after reading this post.  You probably want to get knuckle deep in a jar of wood filler.  You don’t have to come and confess… Hide yo sand paper, hide yo putty knife… you can run and tell that, run and tell that… home home home boy.  (Is that so old that it isn’t funny anymore?)

Don’t forget, Monday is the $15, and 15 minute project link party day.  I can’t wait to see yo’ projects.

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  • Emma (Broke Ass Home)

    Woo! One step closer to a finished basement!

    • Kenz

      Oh hells yes!

  • wood filler is like botox for houses. i’m fascinated by all the sins it can hide!

    • Kenz

      It so is. It fills the gaps up nice and perfect, and once it’s stained, no one knows 🙂

  • This sounds like something I would do! I need to buy a thing of wood filler, because there are multiple around the house issues it could address!

    • Kenz

      Just don’t keep it in your garage when the outside temp hasn’t been above 15 degrees f the past month. *facepalm* It isn’t sticky like putty. Weird stuff. It was my first wood-filler experience.

  • Hi, Kenz
    You are too funny! What’s funny I have done the same thing. LOL Have a great Sunday

    • Kenz

      Hi Vanessa! It seems that using your finger instead of the putty knife is the common trend 🙂

  • Ashley

    I have to admit that I used that VERY meme to talk about some fabric flowers I’m selling on facebook. So if it’s not cool anymore…………. Well, I just can’t care. I think it’s funny. So there you go.

    • Kenz

      We got yo t-shirt and yo fingerprints! 🙂

  • Ashley

    Also, I used wood filler to replace an entire chunk missing out of a wood tray shaped like a ginkgo leaf. That was interesting!

    • Kenz

      That sounds ridiculously difficult. Wood filled sculpting is a thing that I’m not sure I want to get into.

  • Catherine

    Actually the song is still funny lol

    • Kenz

      lol I think so too!