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Blending in Branch areas

Hi. I was wondering if anyone has any tips to hide or blend in the areas on the wood where the branches used to grow out from. Will it be possibe to stain that area afterwards? Thank you.
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You have many options. You can completly cut it out and replace it with a matching piece. You could router the top portion off making sure to go beyond the knot and do an inlay (thought somewhere I heard this called a dutch inlay... could be wrong). You can also used putty to fill it. I guess some more info about what you plan to do with it may narrow down you options.

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Basically I have a frame for a newly installed door that was buil in an ark between the two rooms. The height of the ark is much higher than the doors. To make up the space we cut out a matching piece with a jigsaw. There a few knots but two of them are really unsightly. I dont have a router to cut it out and then create a matching piece. If I sand off a considerable amount and then replace it with putty like you said. Will it work to simulate the grain? What kind of putty would you recommed? I want to stain the frame and then cover it with poly.
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I would use your jig saw to cut out the parts you don't want and the cut a piece the same size to replace it. Sand it all smooth when the glue has set. I'm not sure it will work to sand down the knot, but you can try it. You would know better than I because you know what it looks like. As far as the putty, I always like to stain it, then match the putty because the putty never accepts the stain the same as the wood.

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