How to Repair Oak Wood

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Repairing oak wood isn't nearly as difficult as you might assume. Learn how to properly repair old wood with help from a 46-year-old master precision craftsman in this free video clip.

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Hi, I'm Todd Languell, the "Flying Furniture Guy," from RND Woodshop in Scotia, New York. Today, I want to talk to you about how to repair oak wood. You can see I've got a nice oak chair, here, but it's got a little damage on it. You can see there's some scratches or some type of debris that were left on the chair. What I like to use is I like to use a product called Restore Finish. Restore Finish is a real nice product because what it does is it kind of blends all the finish together. You put it on with a steel wool, or you can put it on with a rag, depending on how much damage is on the chair. Go ahead, wipe it off.Try to go with the direction of the grain when you can. I'm only going to do part of this chair so you can see the contrast, what's done and what's not been done. So, you wipe it on, using extra attention on those areas that you think that need a little bit more. Wait a couple minutes and then you go ahead and you wipe it right back off. Now, you wipe it off in the same way that you put it on, with the direction of the grains. Ah, that's nice, huh? Okay, you can see that the damage is gone that was on there before. All the blemishes are taken care of, all the scratches are gone, and then after you use the Restore Finish, and you wipe it off, you want to use a weed and feed, or, excuse me, I'm sorry, a feed and wax, which goes right over the top of this. After you put the wax on, you want to follow the instructions. You'll apply the wax, as normal, and you for 20 minutes, then you wipe this wax off. You get a nice, beautiful finish, and it's a two part process, which takes care of pretty much everything. I'm Todd Languell, the "Flying Furniture Guy" and this was how to repair oak wood.


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