Fix a Stripped Screw Hole, In Wood

I can confirm, that the following method to fix a stripped screw hole, in wood, has worked for me.

You will need wood / carpenters glue, round tooth picks, a hammer, and scissors / cutting tool.

  1. Thinly coat a toothpick in wood glue and put it into the hole and give it a tap or two with the hammer to snug it in.
  2. Cut the overhanging toothpick so that it is relatively flush with the wall / surface the hole is in.
  3. Wipe any excess glue that has seeped outside of the hole.
  4. Repeat until you cannot possibly embed any more toothpicks or partial toothpicks into the hole.
  5. Give the final mass of toothpicks a couple of taps with the hammer, to flush it with the surface the hole is in.
  6. Wait 24 hours for the glue to set up and dry.
  7. You are now free to re-screw.

One of the videos I watched, demonstrating this method:


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