Frank Lloyd Wright Quote

"Form follows function-that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union"

Frank Lloyd Wright

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Splinter Repair

Did you know that SuperGlue (a.k.a. cyanoacrylate) works great on wood? I'm going to show you how I used it to repair a splinter in my moulding.

OOPS! When I nailed the lintel to the cap moulding, I didn't have it straight and on the last blow from the hammer it caused a splinter on the face of the moulding.

After I applied a liberal amount of glue to the splinter, I clamped it with firm pressure and let it sit for several hours.

Here you see the repair after the clamp is removed and the spot is sanded.

And here's the finished product. There's no sign of the boo-boo anywhere.


  1. Hey Joe~ Wea are remodeling our little bungalow here in Northern California and have been drooling over the window trim shape that you have. Any chance you could help us out and let us know where you got it? Or if it is custom what the specs are. I really love the clean lines that your trim has and haven't seen it anywhere else.


  2. Hey Noah,

    I got that moulding at McCoy Millwork here in Portland. Their website has all of their catalogs online so you can browse their profiles. The cap on the top of the head casing is their part # H504

  3. Thank you for the information. McCoy's prices are great too. You've saved me hours and hours... I was going to build it myself.


  4. I really like the header trim.