Asked on Oct 14, 2019

How do I repair a screw in the leg hole of a very large desk?

Linda SikutSharonDee


5 answers
  • Pat
    on Oct 14, 2019

    Is the screw stripped? Take some toothpicks, glue them in the hole, let dry. Then screw the screw back into the hole and it should stay.

  • Ken Erickson
    on Oct 14, 2019

    An epoxy filler can also be used.

  • Dee
    on Oct 14, 2019

    Wood filler or Bondo will also work. but the toothpicks would be the easiest solution if the hole is not too big.

  • Sharon
    on Oct 15, 2019

    If the hole has disintegrated too large to support the screw, you can cut a wooden dowel to glue into the hole, and then drill a smaller hole to re-insert your leg.

  • Linda Sikut
    on Oct 15, 2019

    HI Brenda,

    If the screw is actually broken, you can replace it at a hardware store. Take the screw with you to the store, look for single screws or small packages and match the old with the new. Then proceed to fill the old hole as described by others, let that dry then use the new screw in it's place. Wishing you the best.

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