Fabrication is a process that utilizes wood filler, usually a putty-like compound, to repair scratches, chips, gouges and other surface imperfections in the furniture and trim work around your home, effectively and efficiently.  Fabrication and duplication of missing wood can be a critical part of furniture repair where damage from smoke, water, insects, fungi, fire, or water shows on the wood. There are a number of different steps to the process, beginning with studying the piece to determine which filler will best suit the project. 

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Fabrication is a process designed to restore pieces that, to you, may seem beyond repair. Don’t give up hope before speaking with an expert on our team at Littlefield & Sons. We’ll see what we can do for you!


Fabrication process

  1. Fillers can be primarily stainable, water-based, solvent-based. As the name suggests, stainable wood fillers are receptive to staining so that once you’ve applied the product, you can stain over it to ensure the repaired section matches the rest of the piece that you’re fixing. Typically, water-based wood fillers may also be stained (or painted), but unlike other products in the same category, these are specially formulated for use indoors. Common applications are molding, paneling, and cabinetry. Heavy-duty solvent-based wood fillers are meant primarily for outdoor use and perform well on exterior siding and trim.

  2. Then we've got to prepare the area. We remove loose pieces, sand rough edges, and clear away flaked paint among other odds and ends. If we have to cut out rot, we'll take care of it.

  3. At this point, all that's left is to apply the filler and scrape it smooth. Giving it plenty of time to dry (which varies based on product/atmosphere/type of wood), we can sand it once it's hardened completely and apply a finish.