Dec 4, 2014

Remove Dents from Wood with an Iron

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Trev25 at Instructables.com has a great step-by-step guide for getting dents out of wood using an iron. Judging from the 100+ comments the life hack is a hit and really works! You can find a summary below.

Be sure to check out the original post to read all the tips and feedback from the Instructables community.

 

 

What you’ll need: An iron, some water and a shop towel
(an old t-shirt or rag also works!)

 

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Put a dab of water on the affected area,
just enough to cover the dent.

 

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Now cover the affected area with your towel/rag.

 

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Set your iron to the highest/hottest setting and make small movements (back and forth and in circles) until towel is dry.

 

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The wood should absorb the water and expand back
to its original position. Repeat process as needed.

 

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BAM!
For unfinished pieces you can lightly
sandpaper the area to smooth things out.

 

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