How to Repair Stripped Screw Holes. GOOD ONE! This Video Addresses Stripped Screw Holes in Wood.

How to Repair Stripped Screw Holes. GOOD ONE!  This Video Addresses Stripped Screw Holes in Wood.

[music] 00:12 Speaker 1: Good day, knuckleheads. Uncle
Knackers here, and welcome to Video One of a 10 part series that I’ve titled, My Top
10 DIY Tips. Now, I get a lot of requests out there from you guys saying, “Can you do
a video on this or a video on that?” So, what I’ve decided to do was to collect 10 most
requested subjects and to do a video on each one of those. Now, I’ve made the videos very
practical, and at a skill level that should be suitable for all of you out there. So easy
in fact that even my little three-year-old son can do it. Isn’t that right, Billy? 00:49 Speaker 2: That’s too easy, dad. [pause] 00:56 S1: No excuses. Let’s face it. We’ve
all bought a bit of crappy old chip board furniture back in the day. And over a period
of time, the screw holes become so worn that they can’t hold the screw. And as a result,
the piece of furniture falls to pieces, or your kitchen cupboard door falls off. Or in
this instance here, this is one of the kids’ bedroom doors that they’ve been hanging off
and slamming for the last couple of years. And as a result, the screws don’t even need
a screw driver to insert them. And as a result, hinges falls off. And that can be a real pain,
but the good thing is, is that it’s a really, really easy fix. I’m going to show you how
to do that right now. Let’s go. 01:48 S1: The tool requirements for this job
are quite basic and can be found in most people’s homes. All we need is a hammer. Got my old
girl here. She has seen some action, hasn’t she? an old faithful. And I’ve got a selection
of plugs here. You don’t need all of these. But what they are is a toothpick, some matches,
a golf tee, wooden golf tee and some plastic plugs. Selection of plastic plugs there. Chisel,
some woodworker’s glue and a screw driver or a cordless drill and some screws. That’s
it. 02:35 S1: The objective that we are trying
to achieve is that we need to fill these holes up with those materials that we found lying
around the house. And the reason for that is that it will give the screw something to
bite into. So, the first thing you do is just put a bit of carpenter’s glue. Just squeeze
some in the hole. Don’t get too crazy. You squeeze a bit in, rub it with your finger,
like that. And the first material that we are going to use are these matches and a toothpick.
We have a touch of fancy, really. So, just put the match in the hole like that, and the
other the match in, like that. Squeeze it down. Lovely. Get your chisel. [noise] 03:30 S1: And chisel it off nice and flush
with the surface. That hole is filled. Another option that you could use is, if you’ve got
these plastic plugs lying around the house, you can put one of those in the hole. Tap
it in. [noise] 03:48 S1: Like that, flush with the surface.
That’s a good one. And even a better one, an extremely strong one, especially if you
are hanging a large heavy door, is a hardwood golf tee. These are fantastic. So, drive that
one in. [noise] 04:09 S1: Like that. Get your chisel. [noise] 04:17 S1: Chisel it off, flush with the top.
And now we have it all three holes filled. Now what you need to do is get your hinge
and put your hinge back on. So, put it in place like that. Grab your screws. On the
hole. [noise] 04:44 S1: That’s one done. Lovely. [noise] 04:49 S1: Second one done. Beautiful. Last
but not least. [noise] 04:57 S1: Third one. All beautiful. And that
is never ever going to come off. 05:05 S1: How easy was that? Great tip, Knackers!
And don’t forget if you thought this video was useful, please subscribe to my channel.
The button’s down there, thumbs up; the button’s also down there, comment and share. They will
be all greatly appreciated. So, there you have it, video one is done. And video two
will be uploaded in the next week or so. 05:27 S1: So, till then. Cheers. [music]

100 thoughts on “How to Repair Stripped Screw Holes. GOOD ONE! This Video Addresses Stripped Screw Holes in Wood.

  1. My problem has been the holes in two door jambs being stripped resulting in loose hinges and doors not closing right. I've attempted a few fixes with failing results. I'm going to try this! The hardwood golf tee idea @4:14 is awesome!

  2. You are a genius!  Now I can get a lot of holes filled and redone.  So glad I subscribed to your channel.  Thank you so very much!

  3. Thanks, Uncle Knackers!! Love to listen to your accent! It makes it more fun to figure out how to fix things around the house. I'm a widow without a handy man in sight so it's really great to have these simple repair tips…saves me lots of money!!

  4. holy shit!!! the golf tees worked to perfection!!! thank you! I fixed two heavy duty doors without spending a dime….wow thanks aussie dude

  5. Terrific! A little thinking out of the box, can save time and money. Thanks so much; I know I'll use this sometime in the future.

  6. Thanks for the video. I used two toothpicks and some glue to fix a loose screw on my son's electric guitar. Great idea. Worked like a charm!

  7. This is suhweet! I've had a cabinet door that's just been lying around for a while because of this problem. Think I'm going to surprise my husband and fix it myself 🙂 Thanks!!!

  8. Of course, now you have to readjust your door in the door frame because you just knocked all you hinges out of alignment and your door will no longer close. You don't need to completely fill the hole, all you need is some wood glue and a small sliver of wood. Just enough to make the screw fit tight again. Put the glue in, put the sliver or wood in (pre-trimmed to length) and put the screw in. Let the wood glue dry (preferably overnight), then remove the screw and hang the door. For light jobs, you don't even need to use glue. I've fixed small hooks (for hanging keys, etc.) by just shoving a sliver of wood in the hole and screwing the hook back in.

  9. On thin boards, you should definitely drill the hole out to the proper width before using this technique. If you force a screw into a thin piece of wood, you may end up splitting the board.

  10. How to fill holes in MDF board and reuse them. The support bracket fell off from a Platform Bed. The holes are chewed up pretty bad on a big foot of the bed beam, all made of MDF board. Is there any type of glue or fill i can use soi can "reuse the same holes and install the bracket support .??

  11. Hi mate! The screw in the middle of my Frigidaire fridge door handle is stripped. Its not the screws on the top or bottom of the handle, it's the one in the center of the handle. I can not get to the head bc it's inserted in the handle. How do I get it back in and keep it secure? Fyi, it's probably 10 years old or older. I bought it used so I don't know the year or model #.

  12. I had a loose cabinet door in my kitchen and looking for a quick fix– guy at the local Ace hardware store told me about this new wood screw anchor called Screw-It-Again… worked like a charm! Check it out:

  13. Any ideas how to do this with steel flat screw into plastic? I have a set of bicycle panniers that have a rail system x3 screws. I battered it going through a turnstyle too quickly and banged the bag. Lost a screw and believe I have widened the hole. I am being sent a replacement rail/screws but I think at least one or two of the screws will be loose. I was thinking some kind of polyfilla or super glue but i'm probably a knucklehead. Any ideas kids?

  14. How does one fix a stripped hole in Metal &/or Aluminum? I have a camper awning and one of the screw holes that attaches the end cap to the awning roller is stripped. It's a #10 x 5/8". Would I just try for a thicker screw, or maybe an insert type of thing?

  15. You do realize he is calling us 'Knuckleheads' and after watching this video it may be a bit true. I have used toothpicks before but have not thought of the other items, matches and golf tee (especially golf tee) and the carpenters glue is a great addition. Thanks, good video!

  16. I just saw this video, I am trying to fix a hinge on a kitchen unit I put the matches in with wood glue and tried screwing into it after 3 hours but it all crumbles and doesn't hold. How long does the glue take to dry.

  17. Great video, but shouldn’t you let the glue dry first? If you want to remove the screw down the line, wouldn’t it be difficult? 🙂

  18. This is a great tip! Im gonna use this to fix a kitchen cabinet tomorrow. Super serious question though. I heard water swirls down the drain in the opposite direction in Australia. Do screw drill in the opposite direction too?

  19. Great video, never thought about it that way. However, I've got some screw holes on the inside of my bed that are worn/stripped, and it ends up looking a bit like a T (top of the T is where the hole would be). How would you go about filling that kind of groove? Its like a valley seeping out of the hole, if i wasnt very clear.

  20. Fantastic video. I loved all the options particularly the matches. Thank you for keeping it simple.

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