Some more progress on the KEFs. Top has been cleaned off with the plane and sanded smooth.
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Repairing particle board corners is a pain. Plastic wood fillers will not work and just break off. The trick is to gather some saw dust (preferably from the same type of wood as the veneer) and mix in some wood glue until it forms a putty. It's very sticky and adheres very well to particle board and will not break off if you bump into it. It dries hard and sands to a smooth finish. As it will not take any stain it should be colour matched before application. Always go on the darker side when making repairs. Light coloured patches tend to stand out while dark patches look like knots or a darker patch of wood grain.
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Some water damage that will be difficult to cover up. These areas tend to take stain on differently making colour matching a fine art.
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Another patched corner. Once stained and coated you will hardly notice the repair. The gap in the corner edge seam took the longest. It was a small crack running most of the edge and was quite visible but too small to patch with veneer or saw dust mixture. I just happened to have some Minwax walnut coloured putty that was very fine in particle size but I had to use a jeweler's loop to get enough magnification to fill it cleanly.
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Walnut veneer glued down and ready for trimming. Veneer selection sucks and we're a city of 400,000. Only walnut veneer available in town was from Lee Valley and I found out after the purchase that it's paper backed. Not ideal as the edge is exposed. Will likely leave a thin dark line after staining but hopefully not too noticeable.
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