The Easiest Way to Get Dents Out of Wood Lifehacker

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If you’ve dropped something heavy on your dining table or smacked the surface of a board with a tool by accident, you might think the only recourse is to fill the dent and sand it. But there’s another fix to try first if the dent isn’t too deep: Many minor dents can be fixed with the power of steam, and it’s much easier than you might think. The steam method works because heated water will work its way into your woodgrain, causing it to swell similarly to the way that a wooden door will swell in a warm, humid environment.


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