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thunderhead 05-24-2011 12:51 AM

Wood filler?
I had a guy put windows in a rental property I own last year. I didn't see them until last week, the guy is a hack, but it is too late now. I need some kind of wood filler that can be sanded and nailed, any ideas? This will have to fill about 1/4" gaps. TIA

mustangmike3789 05-24-2011 01:02 AM

epoxy wood filler. sorry i cant remember the brand name.

Just Bill 05-24-2011 06:19 AM

Not sure what you are doing, pics would help. Is it something that trim could cover??

DLS-jan 05-24-2011 10:52 AM

If it were me, I would stuff them with newspaper in the middle and use 1/4 x 1 in. strips to plug the gap on the outside. Then if there are small gaps use wood bondo to fill them. That would help stop any moisture and any small drafts.
Just my thoughts.
Good luck.
I was thinking a small gap. Sounds like more than a cheap and easy patch.

12penny 05-24-2011 11:54 AM

.....impossible to give any good advise without a pic. That being said I would use some kind of trim and then caulk the joints. Dont no what kind of trim, I'll wait for pictures.

thunderhead 05-24-2011 12:24 PM

I won't be over there until Friday, I will take pics then. This is not gaps, this is just a total hack job. So much for asking for a contractors license and insurance. I don't know how to describe it, a 10 year old with a hammer and nail could have done just as good. Will Post pics when I get them.

Millertyme 05-24-2011 05:38 PM

If it is a large gap I wouldnt use wood filler. Most wood fillers will crack as the wood around it swellls and contracts with seasonal weather. If it painted I would go with a latex caulking. If it is natural, and was a hack job, yo might want to consider just replacing it.

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