Working with Wood Plugs for Your Carpentry Projects

You have the ability to turn the ordinary into something lovely because you are a carpenter. You don’t just make something function again, you fix what is broken. You are passionate about simultaneously improving usefulness and aesthetics.

Use Wood Plugs offered by Fair Wind Fasteners to cover nails or screws to offer your carpentry work a professional appearance. Drill plugs from a piece of lumber with a dowel bit.

Put some carpenter’s glue on each plug. With a wood chisel, cut the plug off to flush the surface after you have tapped it into place. Apply your finish after sanding it smooth.

But recently, it seems that your enthusiasm for carpentry has waned. You can think that you are merely going through the motions. You can also be lacking inspiration or ignorant on how to produce work of higher quality.

Here is how you can use these plugs for transforming your work.

  1. Wooden plugs as quality work

Typically, you will finish a project by fastening and reinforcing everything. You probably frequently reinforce various joints of construction with nails and screws.

Using these techniques to finish a project is perfectly acceptable. However, they occasionally stick out like eyesores. People often associate shoddy craftsmanship with the presence of screws, nails, or wood putty.

No carpenter wants to give the wrong impression, so taking the time to add wood plugs may really make a difference.

  1. Cutting and drilling

On a piece of waste wood, use your plug cutter. You can improve your accuracy by using a drill table or press. If you are practicing or working with smaller holes, a hand drill will also do just fine.

Drill the scrap wood using a variety of plugs. If you are just practicing, drill plenty of plugs. Use a chisel to remove the plugs from the holes. If you are dealing with a drill press table, use a band saw. Alternatively, a flat-head screwdriver will do.

After that, use your countersink to drill holes into a different scrap piece of wood. A cleaner cut can be made with a flat-bottom bit. 

  1. Trimming, installing, and sanding

It is possible that the plugs you make won’t initially fit perfectly. File down all the edges with your chisel.

You should not cut plugs with a larger saw because of how little they are. A flush saw or block pane might be useful if you are working with any larger plug. Exercise caution when using these tools.

Apply adhesive to the edges of the plugs after trimming them. You should insert the plugs into the appropriate holes before the glue dries. Applying any plugs over nails and screws should be practiced as well.

Once the adhesive has dried, you can file down more of your plug if necessary. To ensure a clean finish, sand the plugs.

Take your carpentry to the higher level by using wood plugs

Carpentry craft has endured through the ages and will always be, so much possibility for your craft to advance, and it all starts with working to elevate your work.

In relation to the original labor at hand, wood plugs may appear insignificant. However, they serve as a constant reminder to clients of the high caliber of your work.