Buff Out Dings In Wooden Furniture With A Walnut

Buff Out Dings In Wooden Furniture With A Walnut

Next time you inadvertently ding or bruise a piece of beloved wooden furniture, head to your pantry. According to all-things-home blog Apartment Therapy, all you need to cover up that ding is a single walnut.

The folks at Apartment Therapy know a thing or two about making an almost-perfect piece of furniture perfect, and according to them, a walnut — under the right circumstances — can buff out a ding in vintage wooden furniture with the best of ’em. The simple method, in, *ahem*, a nutshell:

1. Identify areas of your wooden furniture that are unsightly because they have been bumped or scraped.

2. Get your walnut.

3. Rub the walnut on the damaged area.

4. Watch in amazement as the damaged area begins to darken.

5. Step back and admire your work. Hey, you didn’t even break a sweat!

Ever tried this yourself, or have a better method? Let’s hear about it in the comments.

How To Cover Up Dings in Wooden Furniture [Apartment Therapy]


  • Here is a lifesaver tip for repairing minor dents to wooden furnature: Put a drop of water on the dent. The water soaks into the wood and makes the dented area swell back to its original size.

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