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Old 11-05-2013, 11:59 AM   #1
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Patching Oak paneling

Has anyone ever patched a hole in the Oak paneling? We had a shelf extension installed by the factory on the fridge wall that we would like to raise up. I can use the existing upper holes for the new lower holes when I move it but that will leave 2 holes on the lower part of the wall that will need patched.

Any ideas on what would be best to use?
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Old 11-05-2013, 12:03 PM   #2
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Short screws with button heads similar to those used elsewhere in your trailer will at the very least hide the holes.
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Old 11-05-2013, 12:12 PM   #3
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I find if you carefully remove the screws there may be enough wood fibers exposed to gently slide in the holes with a flat blade, you go around the hole pushing gently in the hole. I then turn the screwdriver over and push the handle over the hole to flatten it out and it will seem to disappear. A dab of brown magic marker also may help to hide the hole.
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Careful with the magic marker. I tried a Sharpie that I colour-matched at an art supply store and it was too light or too dark depending on the surface and application. Anyway, I gave up.
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Old 11-05-2013, 12:34 PM   #5
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One can buy fill for most wood types at most hardware/lumber stores . They are usually marked for a particular wood ,oak is common. However if I were looking I wood match the colour and not worry about which wood they label it for . The natural oak is often a little too pink .
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Old 11-05-2013, 12:39 PM   #6
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One can buy fill for most wood types at most hardware/lumber stores . They are usually marked for a particular wood ,oak is common. However if I were looking I wood match the colour and not worry about which wood they label it for . The natural oak is often a little too pink .
That's been my experience to - the name on the label rarely matches with reality.
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I got a set of wax crayons for woodworking. I gave up on those as well because the wax wouldn't stick to the vinyl. Might work for a hole, but didn't work on a blemish.
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Old 11-05-2013, 12:42 PM   #8
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Fastcap covers work well for this. They come in either a PVC with a natural oak finish. The paneling is not real wood anyway. If you want you can get them in unfinished oak, and then finish as you wish, as well as various sizes. We use them all the time.

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Old 11-05-2013, 01:28 PM   #9
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Thanks all!

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I learn something new every day. I never heard of them before. They look like they would do the trick if other suggestions don't work.
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Old 11-05-2013, 09:43 PM   #10
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Hi Tom. I also have a fridge side fold up shelf that's too low. Question: what are you planning/what did you find out about the wood strips for reinforcement behind that wall. How far up do they go? I'd like to move mine up a good 3" or so.

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