Do You Know How Can You Install Wood Plugs?

Do You Know How Can You Install Wood Plugs?

Any wood-based product can be firmly assembled using woodscrews. The issue is that you might not always want your screw heads to be visible. It may be sufficient to just counter-bore that screw hole before covering the screw head with a wooden stopper.

The kind of white oak plug you purchase from Fair Wind Fasteners can have a significant impact on how it appears. These wood plugs are distinct from the majority of store-bought plugs, which are made from a dowel’s end.

So they either finish almost like a sponge or absorb stains. As a result, the plugs stand out like sore thumbs because they are darker than the wood.

How you can install wood plugs

Tools needed

For making your wood plugs you may need the tools listed below:

  • Material for making wood plugs
  • Countersink
  • Same size like countersink wood plug cutter
  • A drill bit that is sized for a fastener
  • Drill and driver
  • Fastener and bit
  • Flush saw, or
  • Sharp chisel
  • Block plane Glue
  • Sandpaper

Cut plugs

Utilizing a plug cutter that is appropriate for the purpose requires cutting the plugs. To cut the plugs, use a drill or drill press. In the materials that you have selected, drill a sequence of plugs.

You can break them off after cutting the plugs, and then out of their hole with a tiny chisel or flat-head screwdriver, or if you have got access to your table saw, then cut them out to get a more uniform plug.

Drill plug hole

Drill a 1/2″ deep hole inside this material using your counter sink bit. Maintain a perpendicular drill bit to the material as you drill straight in.

Drill a hole at least one inch away from the ends of the railing if you are adding railings. Only the fastener is put at an angle and not the plug.

Pre-drill and then install the fastener

Drill a hole using a matching drill bit with the diameter of your fastener shaft.

To place your screw thru the railing and then into the post with a railing, your pre-drilled hole should be at an angle.

Place the fastener in the hole that has already been drilled and secure it.

Install plug

Install the plug into your countersunk hole by applying wood glue to the edge of the plug. And line up the wood grain of the substance being plugged with the grain of your plug.

Tap your plug into the hole with a hammer until it will bottom out. The plug must be visible through the material it is plugged into.

Trim Plug

You can trim the plug as follows:

  • Use a flush-cutting saw, and then use a sharp chisel to complete it.
  • Shave the plug flush with a block plane.
  • Sand the plug after flushing it off and trimming it down with a chisel. Use a hammer/mallet to gently tap the chisel.

Sand plug flush

To flush the plug, use a certain wood block and some sandpaper. If everything is done correctly, the installation will be finished and complete and will exude quality and care.


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