Doing this repair is approximately a 15-20 minute process with the accelerator. The actual work time is the same without the accelerator but you'll need to leave it to dry for 2-4 hours before sanding it. 

Things You'll Need:

  • The tinted wood glue. Here's a link for tinted versions. There's not a lot of options for the pre-tinted glues. In some cases clear is fine to use but in other's you may need some extra options. For that visit this page for a color powder that most matches your wood. You won't be able to order from that page because it's for pros and you'll need an account. I just put a link to it for the color chart. Go to the Amazon page to make the purchase. You'll only need a 1oz bottle, not the 16oz. You'll also need some clear glue.  The overall process will be exactly the same but when you're finished applying the clear glue and before it dries dust it with a little bit of the colored powder. That powder will get stuck in the glue and tint it.
    • Note: These glues come in different thickness, thin, med and thick or gel. Medium will be good for 90% of all cracks but if yours is a bit on the big side consider getting the thicker one.
    • If you want to perform this process very quickly you'll want to get some accelerator. Here's that link.
  • For sanding you'll need something flat and firm but but with a little give to use as a sanding block. If you look around your home you probably have something but if not here's a link for a cork sanding block
  • A sheet of 220 and 320 grit sand paper. I know I used 400 grit in the video but I think 320 it a better choice. This is available anywhere.
  • Some paper towels or an old rag.
  • A sample bottle of Rubio Monocoat in the correct color. If you're not sure what color you need please get in touch with us and we'll let you know. 

Process Notes:

  • When sanding use the same pressure you would use to clean a stubborn pan. Don't be worried about overdoing it though. With those grits it would be difficult to sand too much.
  • At the end of the video I mentioned you could use this same process for sanding out a scratch, which is true but don't bother sanding out small scratches. Simply wipe a little of the Monocoat oil on it and be done. Wood tops will get scratches and you should embrace them as part of the patina they're supposed to get. 

As always please call or write with any questions regarding the process.