Restoration of a teak sofa – part 3: Finishing the repair

After most of the ledge length was shaped I began dealing with a broken sloped part of the ledge. 

Using a chisel I cut out a basin for a small piece of teak.

I glued the piece over with epoxy adhesive. 

Then I shaped it to match the contours of the beaded ledge.

Using a chisel (bevel down) I shaped the curve. 

After a few seconds with sand paper, the structural restoration was over and the piece was in line for staining and finishing. 

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Yoav S. Liberman is a woodworker and a teacher. His pieces have been featured in several woodworking books, most recently in Robin Wood’s CORES Recycled. Yoav teaches woodworking at the Rudolf Steiner School in Manhattan, and also frequently guest teaches in craft schools across the country.  Between 2003 and 2011 Yoav  headed the woodworking program at Harvard University's Eliot House. Yoav’s articles have appeared in American Woodworker and Woodwork Magazine. He frequently contributes woodworking web content to a number of digital publications   Yoav has a degree in architecture and later held two competitive residency programs: at The Worcester Center for Crafts in Massachusetts, and the Windgate Foundation Fellowship at Purchase College, New York. He lives in Chestnut Ridge NY.