what to mix with sawdust to make wood filler?

Sawdust is a great material to use as wood filler, but it can be challenging to know what to mix with sawdust. There are several options that you could try when using sawdust as a wood filler.

How do you make wood filler out of sawdust?

Sawdust is a great filler to use because it is biodegradable, which means that it will break down and decompose on its own over time.

It’s also cheap and easy to make, so you won’t have to spend a lot of money on materials. You can use sawdust from any type of wood—it doesn’t matter if you choose pine or oak or anything else!

To make your own wood filler out of sawdust:

  • Collect some sawdust from either an old project or from cutting down trees in your backyard (just be sure that no one was harmed during the process).
  • Add water slowly until the mixture reaches a dough-like consistency—don’t add too much water at once; just keep adding small amounts until the mixture becomes sticky enough for molding purposes.* If necessary, add more clay-type material such as flour or cornstarch (cornstarch will help keep moisture from seeping out of the mixture).

How do you make wood filler at home?

To make wood filler at home, you can use sawdust and glue. You can also use sawdust, glue, water, or even paint.

To get the best results, it’s best to add sand as well. This will give you a smoother finish that is less likely to crack or chip later on.

What do you mix with sawdust?

If you’re going to mix sawdust with something else, there are many options. Wood filler is a common mixture that’s made of sawdust, glue, and sometimes water. You can also use epoxy, paint, or varnish as the filler material. Other options include:

  • Polyester resin (which we recommend using on a large scale).
  • Polyurethane resin (a great choice for furniture projects).
  • White glue mixed with water (this will make your project waterproof).

How do you make wood filler with sawdust and epoxy?

To mix sawdust and epoxy, you need these supplies:

  • A disposable cup
  • A paintbrush (optional)
  • Epoxy resin glue, like this one from Amazon.com

Should I mix sawdust with wood filler?

You sure can use sawdust to make wood filler. Sawdust is a great filler because it’s very inexpensive and easy to find, and it’s a natural product that doesn’t contain any dangerous chemicals.

Sawdust is also used in many woodworking projects, from making furniture to building decks. But you shouldn’t just cover an entire room in sawdust; you should use it as an ingredient when you’re making something else—or at least mix the sawdust with another material before applying it to your project or object of choice.

What can I use if I don’t have wood filler?

If you don’t have wood filler, there are alternatives that can be used.

  • Sawdust and water: This will make the mixture thinner than wood filler but works well for small holes. It also dries quicker than the other options listed below.
  • Sawdust, epoxy, and water: This method is similar to making a paste with flour and water except it uses epoxy instead of flour and water instead of milk. It takes longer to dry than sawdust alone because of the extra liquid in this recipe, but it will work in a pinch if you don’t want to wait too long before using your piece of furniture again after repairing it with this method!
  • Wood glue mixed with sawdust: This is similar to adding plaster or spackle (read more about how those types of mixtures work here) directly into an existing hole on your piece rather than creating a new one first by drilling out all sides before applying these kinds of materials directly onto top so they adhere better without falling apart later when someone bumps into them without thinking twice about whether or not there’s something underneath–which could cause issues if not done correctly because now there would be paint chips everywhere from chipping off pieces at different times throughout its lifespan as opposed to being done all at once when finished painting over everything else so everything looks smooth again afterward!

How do you make wood grain filler?

  • Mix sawdust with glue.
  • Use a paintbrush to apply it.
  • Sand with a wet sponge when dry.
  • Clean up with the same sponge, but make sure you wring it out first so you don’t get drips or splatters of water on your project.
  • Stain, polyurethane, or varnish with a wet sponge for an even finish!

How long does homemade wood filler take to dry?

The drying time depends on the temperature, humidity, and amount of filler used. If you choose to work in a small space (like an attic or crawl space), there may be less air flow which will slow down the drying process.

Also, if it’s humid outside or inside your house/shop/garage (depending on where you’re working) then more time will be needed for the sawdust mixture to dry out completely.


In conclusion, if you’re looking for the best material to mix with sawdust to make wood filler, then I would recommend using a mixture of white glue and plaster.

This combination can produce a strong and durable filler that is easy to mix up. You should be able to find these two items at just about any hardware store!

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Martin Flood

Martin Flood has been working in the construction industry for over 20 years as a general contractor with expertise in remodeling projects that are large or small. He has furthered his career by specializing in epoxy resin flooring, providing excellent service to both commercial and residential clients. Martin’s experience enables him to offer professional advice on how to choose the right type of project based on your needs and budget.

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