LESLIE: And Glenn in Missouri is on the line, dealing with an issue with a door and a dog. So let’s find out what’s going on. Hey, Glenn.
GLENN: Well, a visiting dog, attending some people that came to my house, chewed off a corner of my treadle. I’m sorry if I don’t have all the right nomenclature here but this door is a solid-wood, 3-foot door.
GLENN: And it’s my front door.
GLENN: And there’s the storm door that was up and down on the front of it there. It was flat and screwed against the frame and it’s one of those pre-hung, door-like assembly things.
TOM: Right. Yeah.
GLENN: And I’m trying to figure out what to do to get that kind of wedgy piece of wood out of there, because I can’t remember anything about how it was attached to the vertical parts of the box that went around the door. I don’t want to tear up and just go in the basement and pound it out of there. I might tear up the other edge.
TOM: I think that dog really wanted to get out of your house.
GLENN: No, he was trying to come in. It’s outside.
LESLIE: Oh, OK.
TOM: Maybe to get some food. Hey, listen. I’ve got one word for you: Bondo. Bondo works really well. It’s an auto-body filler; there’s also a version that’s a wood filler. And you can pack any area that’s been dug out by this dog.
LESLIE: Or even build it out.
TOM: Yep. You can over-apply it, you can build it up and then you sand it down so it blends in with everything else. And you paint and you’re done.
GLENN: Yeah, OK. Well, that’s a simple solution.
TOM: Yeah. Well and next time, don’t invite the dog back. Tell your friend he can come. He’s to bring – leave the dog at home.
GLENN: Yeah, well, this is a long time ago. I built this house in about ’64 and we nailed it together stick by stick. Never built anything else. I had a lot of trouble getting a construction loan. Not no more knowledgeable than I was.
But anyhow, you solved my problem and I thank you very much.