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we have a 70 year old cedar chest that has crack in the bottom that extends from side to side.  the underside the crack is about 1/8 inch wide all the way across. inside the width of the crack is less than 1/16 inch.  is there a way to fill this crack to make it less  visable

Hi Don
Nice to hear from you.
Don I think that filling a 1/8 crack like this would be fine.
Best case would be remove the cracked board and glue back together.
Without seeing the damage and the chest, I imagine this would be impossible
They make various colors in wood fillers. Pick a color close to the chest color.
You might have to touch up the filler after with stain if you cannot get the wood filler color exact.
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I can answer most questions about the repairing and refinishing of all your old furniture items (the things we call antiques). I can also give you advice on what wood items to choose and what wood items to avoid at auctions, flea markets etc. I DO NOT give appraisals on antiques as this is not my field of expertise.


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