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Old 10-03-2015, 01:45 PM   #1
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Dog chewed wood window sill, how to fix??


Hello:

My dog chewed a little of the window seal.
What's the best way to fix this, so the landlord doesn't charge me an arm and a leg?

My brother gave me Elmers stainable Wood filler.

Any suggestions?

Thank you.
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Old 10-03-2015, 02:27 PM   #2
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Hello:

My dog chewed a little of the window seal.
What's the best way to fix this, so the landlord doesn't charge me an arm and a leg?

My brother gave me Elmers stainable Wood filler.

Any suggestions?

Thank you.
Wood filler alone won't fix that little problem, you will need a piece of wood the same thickness of the existing sill, clean up the area the dog chewed on with a saber saw, then cut a matching piece for that area and use screws to attach it to the sill, then use the wood putty to fill in where needed, paint whole sill and your done.
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Ok, so square it off (probably L shape) and find some scrap wood, screw it in and then use the wood filler.
Got it.
Thank you.
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Ok, so square it off (probably L shape) and find some scrap wood, screw it in and then use the wood filler.
Got it.
Thank you.
A little glue wouldn't hurt either, and don't forget to counter sink the screws.
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Old 10-03-2015, 06:26 PM   #5
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You'd have a better chance of the landlord not knowing by replacing the the entire sill. At least you have the damaged sill to use as a template.

If you choose to patch you'll have to match the round-over too. A seamless repair can certainly be done if you have the right tools and a few other things.
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Adding to kwikfishron's suggestion.

http://www.homedepot.com/b/Building-...tialmax&NCNI-5
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Confess and get it over, provide an action plan for no repeat. I would be far more likely to forgive and refund most of your deposit that I would be after some half-assed repair job and a violation of my "absoluterly no repairs or remodels by the tenant" clause.
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Adding to kwikfishron's suggestion.

http://www.homedepot.com/b/Building-...tialmax&NCNI-5
Actually Ron.... that's a sill nose piece for the exterior of the window. Plus, it's not the same profile as that interior sill.

I would just replace the whole sill, using the existing sill as a template after you remove it.
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I was showing that a piece could be bought instead of trying repairing something that wouldn't work. I didn't offer one single piece just a page and a place to look.

Also.... Description..
The Woodgrain Millwork 21/32 in. x 5-1/4 in. x 96 in. Primed Finger-Jointed WM1021 window stool is an interior moulding that serves as a sash or window frame sill cap. This non-rabbetted primed window sill can be used to rejuvenate your existing windows with minimum work. Window stool is the finishing touch for any style window. This pattern also eases the transition from window frame to wall.



I do understand what you are saying...

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OMG.... my bad. When I clicked on that link, the only thing I saw was the sill nose at the top. I didn't scroll down. I'm sorry.

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that stool may not be too bad to replace compared to others where it may be under the vertical trim pieces. give a few light raps with a hammer from underneath and see if you can determine if the stool is notched into the opening. if so you can just pull it out and build a replacement and install.

but I'm with the "come clean" suggestion. you can offer the repair.
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