Can't believe that I haven't seen this fix before. Had to repin for future reference. -- Fixing a stripped hole with a golf tee: 1. Put wood glue in the hole 2. Hammer golf tee into hole 3. Use box cutter to cut off excess tee 4. Drill pilot hole and screw new screw directly into the tee! Fixit, Strips Hole, Wood Glue, Doors Hinges, Strips Screw, Households Repair, Great Tips, Great Ideas, Golf Tees
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Add a toothpick for extra grab in a stripped screw hole! My dad taught my this. I know it works!
DIY Tip of the Day: Quick Fix for Loose Door Screws. If a loose screw doesn’t get a grip, try my grandfather's solution. Fill the hole with steel wool, short length of plumbing solder, or wooden match (noncombustible end). Then reinstall the screw. To fill larger holes, insert a wooden golf tee, then cut it off flush. Drill a centering hole and replace the screw. Don't use glue - the screw might never come out again!
I build quite a few wall clocks and other pieces that need smaller hinges, and it’s always a challenge to align the door or lid perfectly with the box. For foolproof alignment, I apply a dab of hotmelt glue to the hinges using the technique shown at right. After just a few seconds, I can safely open the door, drill pilot holes, and install a couple of screws. Finally, I back the screws out, break the glue bond, scrape off the glue residue, and finish installing the hinges. —Ronald Miller, McP...
how to paint the door...and NOT the hinges - could have used that little tip a long time ago!