Chop Stick, Strike Plate Repair

3 materials
5 Minutes
Easy
This happened at work. The bathroom door wouldn't shut. The screws were popping out and they are not long enough.
What to do for a quick repair?
Chop sticks to the rescue!

Loose strike plate needing to be repaired without new screws or having things accessable for a proper repair.
Mind you, I work with all men and they asked me to fix it!
The holes behind the plate were very large and I have no idea how these held in the first place.
A screw driver, exacto knife and chop stick.
Ready for making repairs to the men's room door.
I carefully, cutting away from, me made several shavings from the end of the chopstick.
I placed as many shavings as I could shove into the hole to fill it up and hopefully have the screw mash into the wood filler. I had seen my dad do this many times and thought humm, time for a dad fix it job!
Since the door really needs longer screws but the diameter of the holes won't change It needed to be "good enough."



Using my screwdriver this was very easy, fast and surprisingly was tight enough to hold and not move.
Impressed with my little job, I just had to share!
When I go home, I have a porch door to fix the same way.

Resources for this project:

Any price and availability information displayed on [relevant Amazon Site(s), as applicable] at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.
Hometalk may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page. More info

Questions on this post

Have a question about this project?

Your question...

Comments

Join the conversation

 3 comments
Your comment...
Next