For part 2 of our church pew DIY makeover, we are repairing a broken church pew leg.
If you haven’t watched Part 1 of our church pew makeover, you can watch it HERE.
A leg of the church pew was completely destroyed when we purchased the bench.
The owner gave us another leg for a replacement. But the problem was that the replacement leg was for the opposite side!
Major reconstruction was needed to make it fit.
Here is what we did to make it right:
Make sure you tune in for Part 3 Church Pew Makeover!
It’s painting time!!!
In part of the video, I explain that our original plan to fix the leg was to spray foam in the grooves and then fill it in with wood filler.
That actually worked until we made a groove on the other side and started to hammer it to the pew. Then the wood filler all came out!!
All of our hard work was gone! 🤦🏻♀️
Instead of throwing everything out, we put our heads together and thought about it for a day or so.
We cleaned everything out of the groove and used Google to research what we could use to fill it in and hold up to last. We found so many good suggestions such as wood putty or a product called Patch Wood but none that we thought would stay as we hammered it to the bench.
Then, I thought about all the products that we finished with epoxy. This stuff gets really hard so I knew that it would last forever. Another benefit is that the epoxy will hold the leg together so we didn’t have to worry about it splitting when we hammered it to the church pew.
I had worked with epoxy before on some other projects but not this much. I wasn’t sure if it would work but I was willing to give it a try.
You can see in the video that I poured together way too much epoxy. We weren’t sure how much it would take so it was too full.
It’s okay though because more is better than not enough!
The epoxy was stirred and poured and it actually looked great.
What you didn’t see in the video was that it was overflowing like crazy and I was fighting to keep it inside the grooves!
Lesson learned that you should always, always make sure that your surface is level before you apply epoxy. You should definitely learn from my mistakes!!
But all was well and everything turned out fine. We managed to get a level amount of epoxy and could now hammer the leg to the church pew. It fit like a glove!!
Here is a list of everything that we used in the video for your convenience.
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- Glaze Coat Epoxy
- Measuring Cups
- Plastic Spreader
- Plastic Gloves
- Gorilla Glue
- DeWalt Sander