screw too small for hole....


Old 07-18-01, 07:37 AM
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Hi. I am in the process of putting together a table. all that need to be assembled are the legs. The screws given were orginally too big for the pre-drilled hole. My husband drilled a slightly larger hole and that worked on three of the legs. The last leg we had some problems with, so to make a very long story short, we drilled too big of a hole. The screw glides in and out now and will not support the table. Is there any way you fix this? Wood putty? Glue?

Thanks in advance for your help!
Old 07-18-01, 08:39 AM
Trent Bridley
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Right off hand I can give you 2 solutions. One is to epoxy the assembly together, which means that it stays that way.
(no dis assembly) The other would be to get piece of dowel that will fit the bore and glue it in place. Then position the leg and mark it, drill your new pilot hole and put in the screw. Let the dowel be glued in place for at least a day or two so the glue really has time to set. Check your screw size and find the correct size pilot hole to drill.

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