A QUEEN WITH BUN FEET - white antiqued bedframe

This bed need some interested wood working repairs. Let me share with you what I did ...

down and dirty before photo
and some broken feet

The bottom of each post had some damage in the form of 
missing wood. It was simply a bad design to start with.
Over the years each time the posts hit the ground hard
 enough bits would fracture off.

So a new design was needed, in the form of new feet.
Here enters the bun feet, some wood filler, and finishing nails.

You need the nails to act as a stabilizer for the filler.
Like re-bar to concrete.

I nailed them part way in where the wood is missing.

Started filling in the voids with wood filler.
This product is good for small areas.
For larger ones I use Durhams Water Putty.

Then I start to shape it with my finger.
It does take a day or so to completely harden.


Once it started to harden,
I screwed the bun feet in and adhered them with glue.

Here you can see it sanded fairly smooth.

Some areas needed a bit more filler so I filled again,
let it dry, and sanded once more.

This finish is really pretty with the
original dark stain coming thru.

It was finished in light coating of Min Wax wipe on Poly.

You can always follow along on 
INSTAGRAM @4_the_love_of_wood
where you get sneak peaks of what I am up to.

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