Furniture Repair: Attaching Screws

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Attaching screws to repair furniture involves making sure the screw fits snugly enough to hold well without splitting the wood. Attach screws to a repaired table leg with tips from an experienced home remodeling specialist in this free video on furniture... View Video Transcript

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Don Golden

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Hey everybody, Don Golden, for Expert Village. OK. We're down to the nitty gritty here, getting close to finishing. I have just drilled the hole, for the two sided screw here, that's going to attach this leg back on to the desk. Now, what I found was that, although the hole looks perfect and looks like the right size, it's going to be very tight. And the fact that this is hard wood, that's a hardwood dowel, it's going to be really hard to create those, or to tap this, or create the screw grooves that we need. And, we don't want to break it. So, you know what I'm going to do? I'm going to get another bit that's just slightly larger, OK? And, I'm going to put it in here, and we're going to drill it out again, but not all the way. Just to start it at the top. And, I want to keep it tight. So, I'm just going to give it a little bit at the top here. So that we can get that screw started better. Here we go, just like that. OK? Now, let's see what it looks like. You bring it in. OK, now that's going to get in there, pretty good. And it should be able, once I mount this on the desk, and try to screw this in, it should work a lot better. OK? So, when we come back, I'm going to show you how to put it back on the desk and wrap this baby up.