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2444294 No.2444294 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

I want these ugly wood warts out. Do I sand this Chinese piece of shit or what

>> No.2444295

>>2444294
>fix Ikea
You put it in trash.

>> No.2444303

You can sand the whole surface down and then refinish it.
If it's real wood underneath, just paint or oil it.
But since it's likely just particle board, it would make more sense to go with some, idk, epoxy shit or sum
Or use some furniture wrap stuff..
Just replace the desk, it's not worth it.

>> No.2444310

>>2444295
It's the cheapest pressboard they could find. Once you put a drop of water on it, it swells like a zit.

Repair: You sand it smooth, filling the holes with bondo and resanding when needed. Get a new veneer glue that on then finish it. Your edge banding will now be too low so you'll have to deal with that or redo it.

>> No.2444312

The only way to fix that is to sand it down smooth and glue some veneer over top of it.

>> No.2444313

>>2444310
Sorry, I meant to say put it in the trash and buy another.

>> No.2444376

buy another, and some meatballs while you're there

>> No.2444397

>>2444294
>wood warts
fiberboard water damage
gouge out as much of the loose material as you can, if you don't it may migrate
fill the crater with wood glue
do it again the next day because the glue will have depressed
sand
paint

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2444483

enjoy your cardboard and paper ikea shit

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2444543

>>2444303
>sanding and refinishing laminated particleboard

>> No.2444547

>>2444483
it's like a 3D printed

>> No.2444548

>>2444483
kek

>> No.2444549

>>2444294
You don't fix it. It's cheap furniture meant to be replaced. You're lucky if you got a year out of it.

>> No.2444557

>>2444397
Use bondo because it only takes 5 minutes and won't crevasse.

>> No.2444599

>>2444483
Hey sometimes a man needs a $10 table

>> No.2444601

>>2444557
>bondo
Look, he's not driving the thing around in sun and weather. Save a little money.

>> No.2444614

>>2444294
Replace it with real piece of wood.

>> No.2444672

>>2444303
this nigga been watching too much hgtv

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2444681

>>2444295
It's only trash if you buy their cheap budget-line stuff.
I have an Ikea Galant bean-shaped frosted glass desk and it's built like a tank.

>> No.2444727

Just FYI, if you do any sanding or sawing on this kind of cheap laminate stuff, do not breath the dust. It's toxic as fuck. Enough carpenters etc. have gotten sick from MDF dust that OSHA took notice and issued a bunch of recommendations for working with it.

>> No.2444745

>>2444547

its a cardboard insert basically made like a honeycomb shape and the just expand it and lay it down on top of a thin piece of wood with a veneer and glue it together. believe it or not it does add strength to the top as long as you dont plan use it as a workbench or stand on it or put anything extremely heavy on it. yes its cheap made but for a every day desk/table to sit at its not that bad. obviously if you want heavy duty you need to get solid wood made tables/desks.

but still, its laughable in a sense when you look at whats really inside Ikeas cheap shit.

>> No.2444746

>>2444672
>this nigga been watching too much hgtv
>someone suggests fixing something on a board that was made for DIY shit

get a load of this buyfag who has no skills to fix anything and comes on /diy/ to suggest people shouldnt fix shit.

fuckoff shill

>> No.2445714

>>2444483
Literally anything you need for supporting a fucking cup of coffee.

>> No.2445719

>>2444745
They are plenty strong even for standing on

>> No.2445720

>>2444294
Black sharpie

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2445765

>>2444294
>>2444614
Get some cheap pine planks and do pic related. Wood's pretty expensive here but all up it cost $120ish including the stain and builders glue

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