When it comes to fixing stuff, I like to try to do it myself before calling anyone. That said, there are some things that are more difficult to do from start to finish, and require a truly skilled craftsman. For me, that is woodworking. I possess neither the tools nor the skills to replicate the woodwork that is in my turn of the century house. I did want to keep the original character of the home, but some of the wood in the trim, moldings, even the floor had gouges, nicks and scratches that were too big to ignore, and having them replicated and replaced was more than we could afford. So I decided to try one of the under appreciated tools in the tool box- wood filler.