Step 7: Level the joint and prep for priming

dutchman, rotted window trim, glue
Photo: Brian Wilder
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Polyurethane glue foams as it cures, filling minor gaps as it oozes out of the joint. When the foam becomes dry and crusty, a chisel or 100-grit sandpaper levels the joint; 150-grit readies it for spot priming. For big ridges between the two pieces, a block plane feathers wood faster than sandpaper.
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    Tools List

    • folding A-square
      Square
    • utility knife
      Utility knife
    • ryoba saw
      Japanese handsaw
    • chisel
      Chisel
    • sand paper
      100- and 150-grit sandpaper

    Shopping List

    1. CEDAR REPLACEMENT PATCH
    (Note: Cedar is a rot resistant wood)

    2. POLYURETHANE GLUE

    3. STAINLESS STEEL TRIM SCREWS

    4. GLAZING PUTTY

    5. OIL-BASED PRIMER

    6. 100-PERCENT ACRYLIC PAINT