Repairing antique furniture, or even furniture making is much easier with prefabricated accessories, such as carved wood ornaments, because then it only takes some sanding, gluing or varnishing, and of course, patience. The current, VK-259 acanthus leaf carving is ideal if you need a column head or wood crown molding, perhaps some wooden corbels. It is made of exotic wood that is easy to work with, and its surface is untreated, meaning you can freely adjust its looks to the area you plan to use it in. Its ancient Greek style radiates an elegant antique feeling.
What is exotic wood?
It's actually rubber tree from which they get caoutchouc. It can be painted and stained just like any other European wood. It is harder than pine, but softer than beech. According to its fiber structure and color, it is between beech and oak.
Gluing the carved wooden decorative elements
You don't need special tools to fix it. Just a few things that are readily available. Sanding paper, wood glue (D2 or D3) and something you can use to press down and press while drying.
But let's look at the work in progress:
1. Sanding: It is worth sanding the pattern of the wooden ornament to get rid of small surface defects. It is also worth sanding the back before gluing. Also, if possible, the surface to be glued should also be prepared by sanding.
2. Gluing: Apply glue to both previously sanded and dust-free surfaces, then spread evenly. After that, all we have to do is to press the two surfaces together during drying. We can do this in several ways. We can press it with a carpenter's clamp, but also with weights. Professionals also use small nails to fasten it. If some glue comes out around the gluing, wipe it with a slightly damp cloth, so you won't have a problem with it later. It depends on the temperature, but after a few hours the glue hardens, so the clamp can be removed. Of course, if you want to be sure, you should wait for it to dry completely, it can take 12-24 hours. We have tested the following adhesives for gluing decorative elements and skirting boards, so we can recommend them:
Glass, mirror: Pattex special (also known as liquid nail)
Furniture panel: Pattex special, ponal lacquer
For wood, for the edges of furniture panels: any wood glue is suitable
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