How to Repair Rotted Wood

Rebuild and restore rotted wood without replacing it

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Putty knife
  • Rasp
  • Sanding block
  • Paintbrush
  • Utility knife
  • Wood chisel

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Wood hardener (consolidant)
  • Polyester filler
  • Sandpaper, 100 grit