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Fix a Stripped Wooden Hole in an Interior Door

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

Fix a Stripped Wooden Hole in an Interior Door

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Tired of doors sagging or wobbling on the hinges in your home? Have you found Click here to shop at Freeman Furniture Designs!yourself constantly attempting to tighten and re-tighten the same door hinge screws over and over? If you find yourself turning a screw that never tightens then you have a situation that calls for a permanent fix.


I’ve tried driving longer screws into the holes but when your problem is the hole on the end of an interior door you only have about 3/4″ of wood to drill into so a longer screw won’t work. Sometimes using a larger diameter screw solves the problem but then you’re faced with the problem of the screw head not fitting into the hinge plate flush. Once you close the door the protruding screw head will prevent the door from closing properly.

Using wood putty is also a quick fix. Just smear some putty in the holes…let them dry and then re-insert your screws, right? Nope! It’s a temporary fix. Since doors get so much usage the wood putty will begin to break down around the screws due to the movement and agitation. Eventually you will be back to square one. I cam across a simple yet highly effective fix to repair a stripped wooden hole in an interior door and it involves using toothpicks to fill the stripped holes.

Nail toothpicks into holes using wood glue.

For more information on the step-by-step procedure read our How To Fix A Stripped Screw Hole On An Interior Door Review. Your problem will be solved for good!