Making and Installing Wood Plugs

If you want to cover up unsightly screw heads in woodwork, consider making your own wood plugs. A countersink drill bit will leave a hole that accommodates the head of a screw. To conceal that screw, you can you use a plug cutter that matches the size of the countersink drill bit. Using a scrap board that is similar in color and grain ...

If you want to cover up unsightly screw heads in woodwork, consider making your own wood plugs. A countersink drill bit will leave a hole that accommodates the head of a screw. To conceal that screw, you can you use a plug cutter that matches the size of the countersink drill bit. Using a scrap board that is similar in color and grain configuration, bore a series of holes with the plug cutter. Then pop them free with a flathead screwdriver. To set them, dip the plug in wood glue, match up the grain orientation, then insert the plug and tap it into place with a hammer. Lastly, trim the plug flush, and use a sanding block to complete the job.

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