How To: Use Wood Plugs

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

By Bob Vila | Updated Feb 7, 2018 12:48 PM


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.

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