Woodworking mistake, epoxy repair and a tip for next time

Posted By on March 16, 2022

EllerieDollhouseRepairIssue220313_mFirst the good: The rocking chair that I made for my granddaughter’s birthday worked out great. I’m happy with all the sizing and joinery … including the oak dowel peg construction.


Now the bad: If I were to redo attaching the shutters to the Christmas dollhouse, I would not have used hotmelt glue to attach them. The current salvage repair is to now mechanically etch/scrape the surface of both the shutter and the painted dollhouse and clamp using epoxy. Yes .. multiple shutter repairs are underway.

Woodworking tip and tidbit: If I were to do it again, I would use small 1/8” short round dowels … or maybe toothpicks and wood glue. As they say,live and learn.”


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