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help - scratched wooden furniture

Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by NEW2CATS, May 11, 2010.


  1. NEW2CATS

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    hi guys
    you might remember a while back i posted about the cats scratching the wallpaper in my newly decorated room.
    my flatmate has just about forgiven me for that but just now i caught Gizzy dangling off of my flatmates new and very expensive wooden bookcase!!!
    he ended up kind of sliding down it and there are now huge scratches all down one side that are highly visable!!!

    i am going to get killed unless anyone has a neat trick to hide these??? i have until 7pm tonight to fix it
     
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    Oh no! Will it polish out? If not, you could always cover it with funny stickers :D
     
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    yeah i dont think the funny stickers would work :eek:

    i need to get myself to the shops and buy some decent beeswax polish but the scratches just look huge to me
     
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    Walnut rubbed into scratched wood covers up the scratches but if they are very deep it may not help. Cut a walnut in half and rub the juice into the scratch. I think Brazil nuts work too.
     
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    The sticker bit was more of a joke really! :) What wood are these bookshelves? There are different sort of wood fillers you can get or wood stain pens but I fear they will make it even worse.

    See whether the scratch becomes less noticeable once you have used some beeswax - otherwise you may need to fess up and bear the wrath. :eek:
     
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    I think it is oak wood - seriously pooping my pants - he only got it on saturday!!!

    will try the nut thing and the wax
     
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    Hello! How did you get on? Were you able to rub it out or are you currently getting the rap?
     
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    ikea have wood fillers in little toothpaste like tubes and they come in a good few different colours, from light to dark... in my ikea they are around the area where the laminated floorings are sold.

    If it's an expensive bookcase though maybe better not to do diy experiments with it???? :confused:

    couldn't you claim on your household insurance???
     
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    hi

    well the wax made the scratches abit less obvious but the gouges are still there.
    I did show him and he was pretty upset but not as bad as he would of been before the wax and nut thingy lol
    so thank you guys

    Tje it was a nearly £400 bookcase (i know that is a stupid price but it is huge and solid) but I dont think it is damaged quite enough to claim on insurance. though i might well try to find one of those filler things

    thanks so much for the help
     
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    Phew - you survived to tell the tale :thumbup: I wonder what will be next after the new wallpaper and the new bookshelf? Any other new purchases for your cat to individualise?
     
  11. Tje

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    EEEEEEEEKKKK... why do kittens alwasy ruin expenisve bookcases and never the IKEA Billy type ones. :rolleyes:

    I have no idea how insurances work... and generally I would never claim for cat damage (lol, it would be a full-time job for me if I did)... I just happened to have a man from our insurance company in our home, and I was fostering orphaned kittens at the time, and he asked to see them. In my kitten/foster room, the laminated flooring is damaged due to a stream of silly kittens kicking over their water bowl continually. The insurance guy spotted the damage and said I should claim for it. I was honest that it was "kitten damage" and he said that didn't matter, that damage was damage and I was covered for it. Anyway I did claim and they (the insurance company) sent a company to my home, who ripped out the whole floor and replaced the 3 damaged planks of wood. I didn't have to do anything except make sure the furniture was out of the room.

    Nothing ventured, nothing gained... it might be worth a try.

    best of luck.... and maybe invest in a pair of nail clippers, lol (sorry, I really don't mean to be flippant, I know how much it sucks)
     
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    look out for a 'cat scratched new tv' thread coming soon :rolleyes:
     
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    ps Tje there is a argos bookcase in the room they have never looked at twice lol
     
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    of course... why spoil your nails on mere Argos when there's much dearer stuff to file your nails on.

    when I wear jeans they *never* use my legs as climbing frames... when I wear a skirt or expensive trousers they pounce on me!

    I really should consider switching over to goldfish! :scared:
     
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