How to Repair A Knot in Wood

Sometimes, when you are working with softwood, like pinewood, you can end up with some knot holes. This can be annoying especially when they are visible.

In my case, I had a knot hole on the wardrobe door. I had no choice, I had to come up with a fix.

wood knot

As you can see in the picture there is quite a big and ugly hole right on the front side of the door.

To fix the issue, you need just a piece o hard wood and some glue. The trick is to cut a piece of hardwood to fit the hole, insert the dowel in the hole and put some glue. Once the glue is dried, cut of the excessive materials with a handsaw and sand flush the surface.

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Here is the result, it is quite amazing.

fixing wood knot