Simple Solution:

When fixing a split chair rail, cracked baluster, or similar object, it’s difficult to apply glue because the crack is so tight.

Try this: Wedge open the crack with a flat-blade screwdriver.

Then, squeeze in some glue and use a length of dental floss to work the glue deep into the crack.

Pull out the screwdriver, wipe away the excess glue and clamp the repair.

Listen to the embedded audio clip above to learn more about this Simple Solution!

Read the blog from the March 9 Today’s Homeowner Radio Show and listen to the full broadcast here

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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