Plugging the Screw Holes on a Bookcase

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For appearance purposes, the screw holes on a bookcase should be plugged. Learn how to plug screw holes from a woodworker in this free home carpentry video. View Video Transcript

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Michael McGeary

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Okay, now comes one of the fun parts. We're ready to put the plugs in our screw holes. I've got a little cup full of these little round three eighths inch Burch plugs. We're going to go around to each of the holes with just a tiny little squeeze of glue in each hole. And this, we're going to use a rubber mallet, and we'll stick a plug in the hole, and just give it a smack until it's flush. And we'll go all the way down the piece here, putting a plug in each hole. Sometimes, what I like to do is go down the piece, and put the plugs in the hole first, and then just come around, smack them all down. You can do it any way you like. I love it.