How To: Use Wood Plugs

By using wood plugs, you can conceal the fasteners that are holding together your carpentry project.

Give your carpentry work that professional look by concealing nails or screws with wooden plugs. Use a dowel bit to drill out plugs from a scrap of lumber. Dip each plug in carpenter’s glue. Tap the plug into place, then shear it off flush to the surface with a wood chisel. Sand it smooth and apply your finish.

For more on woodworking, consider:

5 Easy Woodworking Projects for Beginners
How To: Match End Grain with Side Grain
5 Ways to Get Perfect, Clean Cuts in Plywood


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