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neight 01-29-2011 04:41 PM

How do I fill the gaps with natural wood crown moulding?
 
I've always worked with painted moulding and caulk is clearly a wonderful thing. However, with natural wood, I'm finding it hard to hide the gap at the miter. I tried putty, but found it hard to get in the corners...very time consuming as well. Thought about mixing wood glue with saw dust, but I'm not sure how good of an idea that would be. I've included a pic, it's a very small gap, but I know it's there and will always see it. Any advise is greatly appreciated.

Cheers!!

Nate


dtsman 01-29-2011 04:54 PM

Stainable wood filler.

http://www.minwax.com/products/prepa...ood_filler.htm



Bo

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neight 01-29-2011 05:47 PM

Ha! I ask the stupid questions so other people don't have to. Got some in my tool bag and will give it a shot. I'm sure it'll be much easier than fighting with putty. Thanks!!

-nate-

fungku 01-29-2011 07:09 PM

The best way is to not have gaps.

If you coped the inside corners you wouldn't have that problem :thumbsup:

I know that doesn't help you now that it's there, but even with stainable wood filler it will be noticeable.

oh'mike 01-29-2011 07:15 PM

Do your stain and first coat on finish before filling---the filler will block the bores of the wood and make a light spot.---Mike--

Ron6519 01-29-2011 08:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by neight (Post 580523)
I've always worked with painted moulding and caulk is clearly a wonderful thing. However, with natural wood, I'm finding it hard to hide the gap at the miter. I tried putty, but found it hard to get in the corners...very time consuming as well. Thought about mixing wood glue with saw dust, but I'm not sure how good of an idea that would be. I've included a pic, it's a very small gap, but I know it's there and will always see it. Any advise is greatly appreciated.

Cheers!!

Nate



You work on a skill set where you transition from the caulk filling painted molding to the stained wood concept.
Ron

Willie T 01-29-2011 08:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oh'mike (Post 580616)
Do your stain and first coat on finish before filling---the filler will block the bores of the wood and make a light spot.---Mike--

We can't stress enough how important coping your inside corners is on natural finishes. And cutting your pieces just a hair long too, so the sprung tension will create an even cleaner intersection.


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