I want to share a great little tip on fixing water swollen wood.
You know, when a piece of wood furniture has a spot where it soaked up water and is now puffed up. Aggravating!
I have to give credit where credit is due. My mom accidentally discovered this several years ago and it has been a huge help several times.
Her dining room table had a spot about 2 inches by 2 inches that was swollen from a drink glass left overnight.
While ironing she placed a dish towel on the table to put the iron on while she adjusted the clothing. The iron fell over on its front (hot side down) on top of the towel. She didn’t realize it at first and it sat there about a full minute. When she picked up the iron and the towel the swollen spot was gone! The heat had absorbed the water into the towel!
Sometimes it can take a full 2 minutes or so. It depends on the size of the spot. Hold the iron on the cloth but remember to pick it up periodically so it does not burn the material. The iron should be on the cotton setting and the towel should be a cotton towel.
This has saved several coffee tables, end tables and dressers!
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