Maintenance Monday – how to dry wood

The Only Way to Dry Wood

If a piece of your wood furniture has gotten wet, resist the urge to dry it out with a space heater or hair dryer. Too much heat will make wood crack and warp. Instead, keep the area at room temperature and aim a fan at it.

– Who Knew? 10,001 Easy Solutions to Everyday Problems


Wooden Dent Removal


As long as the wood hasn’t broken apart underneath, you may be able to fix dents in wooden furniture. Here’s how: Run a rag under warm water and wring it out, then place it on top of the dent. Apply an iron set on medium heat to the rag until the rag dries out. Repeat this process until your dent is gone.


This week’s Maintenance Monday tip is taken from the book Who Knew? 10,001 Easy Solutions to Everyday Problems.