Patch a Hardwood Floor

How to replace a damaged oak or other hardwood floorboard.

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Circular saw
  • Cordless drill
  • Drill bit set
  • Hammer
  • Knee pads
  • Nail set
  • Safety glasses
  • Square
  • Tape measure
  • Wood chisel

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • #8 finish nails
  • Piece of floor plank to match your existing flooring