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Hi Steve,

I have attached a picture of our sink - I am guessing that water has swollen the wood under the bench top. We just noticed this a few days back!
A few questions

- Can this be fixed i.e. wood swelling subsides on its own
- If not, I am thinking to fill that gap to stop further damage - I am not sure what I can fill this with?

Appreciate your help!




I have not seen this type of installation before, with such a very thin overlay at the sink rim.  It likely will not go down completely.

I would let it dry it completely and see if pressure from above will press it down, even partially.  If so, mask off the surrounding surfaces (for drips), inject a clear liquid 2-part epoxy (I get disposable syringes and large diameter needles from a medical-type friend), and place heavy concentrated weight on the area until it sets.  Be totally ready and act quickly, because most epoxy has a set time of a few minutes.  If possible, try to carve out some of the swollen wood first.

Best of luck and let me know if you need anything else.


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