I have a coffee table that isn’t made of real wood. Tonight, a bit of it chipped and it has scratches. Is there any way I can fix it or

I have a coffee table that isn’t made of real wood. Tonight, a bit of it chipped and it has scratches. Is there any way I can fix it or is it a lost cause?

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  1. The standard repair on a spot is a process called a burn-in. This sounds like it has more all over damage, though. If you can easily match the rest of the set with a new piece, then trash it and do that. If it’s part of a set that’s going to be difficult to match, isn’t painted and is otherwise a nice piece, re-veneer it. Veneer comes in sheets and you can either get the self stick kind or the glue down types. Self stick is more convenient if this is a small table and if you have some mechanical skill of any kind. Otherwise, the kind where you add glue is better because you can move it around a bit and work out imperfections in the job.
    If it’s painted, fill it, sand it flat and fix the paint.

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  2. What you have sounds like chip or particle board which is what I call junk furniture. If you have the chip glue it back on. If not, fill the damaged area with a wood filler. Sand and paint the table. Sanding is important to get good adhesion and to remove any wax.

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  3. Lost cause! Ha, I say that tongue in cheek because I hate fake wood anything. But seriously, is it worth fixing? Like, do you really prefer to keep it instead of getting a beautiful real wood coffee table? Any sort of plastic filler will do the repair, whether it’s wood putty or bondo.

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  4. An Ikea special I’ll bet. They provide pretty good furniture for the money, but durable they aren’t. I’ve salvaged a few pieces of particle board furniture and gotten a few more years out of them.
    If you have the chipped piece glue it back in place with wood glue. If it got vacuumed up fill it with wood putty. Sand it flat and give the whole piece a light sanding. Repaint the whole thing. The better the paint the longer it will last.

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  5. Depending on the age of the coffee table get some wood filler/glue to fill in the area that’s chipped… Use a type of plastic spatula to smooth it out….. depending on the size or chunk of Wood that came out maybe just get some wood glue I don’t know if it’s on the edge or what .. But there ya go…..

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  6. The standard repair on a spot is a process called a burn-in. This sounds like it has more all over damage, though. If you can easily match the rest of the set with a new piece, then trash it and do that. If it’s part of a set that’s going to be difficult to match, isn’t painted and is otherwise a nice piece, re-veneer it. Veneer comes in sheets and you can either get the self stick kind or the glue down types. Self stick is more convenient if this is a small table and if you have some mechanical skill of any kind. Otherwise, the kind where you add glue is better because you can move it around a bit and work out imperfections in the job.
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    If it’s painted, fill it, sand it flat and fix the paint.

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