How to Putty an Upright Bookshelf

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Learn how to work with wood putty for an upright bookshelf in this free woodworking video from a home carpentry expert. View Video Transcript

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Jon Olson

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Hi! This is Jon on behalf of Expert Village. In this video clip, we will be talking about working with wood putty. On your project you might have areas where the pin nails made holes or your trim didn't quite line up. We are going to solve this problem by filling those with Wood Putty. When buying Wood Putty, you want to buy the color that you are going to stain your project. Wood putty comes in a whole bunch of colors and I am going to stain my project Golden Oak so I've chosen golden oak color Wood Putty. The easiest way to put this on is just to get a little bit onto your finger and spread it into the hole and move it around. Get any excess off of it and just continue going around your project until all the gaps have been filled. After you have gone around your project and filled all of the holes with Wood Putty, you want to come back with some sand paper and lightly sand over it. This is just going to smooth it down a little bit and get any excess off of your project.