My wife is a Halloween nut and I decided to take a stab at building her a small bookshelf that resembles a coffin. I was pretty pleased with the mitered cuts I made because, for the most part, they all fit (will need some filler but since it's my first time I am not too upset about this).
The major mistake I made is that I did not check the boards very well (
) when I bought them and they are "cupped" when you look at the ends.
The boards are already nailed (18ga finish nails) together and the piece is currently in my garage with a band clamp holding it together until I put the shelves and 1/4" plywood backing in.
I can post pictures later but I think I can explain what I'm trying to do:
For example, where two boards meet one is cupped and the other is straight. Is there a product I can use to fill the "gap" that I have to make it appear straight once it is painted? I'm thinking something that I can fill in and then sand/scrape to appear flush to the straight board's edge.
Sorry if this is a horrible description - at work right now and I can post pictures later if necessary.
Just thought I'd throw this out there to see if anyone could sympathize and provide some insight.
Thanks in advance.