How to Unplug a Wood Plug

If you used wood plugs to cover screw holes in a project and need to get ’em out for repair or refinishing, try this handy tip

unplug a wood plug

If you used wood plugs to cover screw holes in a project and need to get ’em out for repair or refinishing, try this handy tip from reader Brad Snyder. Drill a 3/32-in. hole in the center of the plug and drive a drywall screw into the hole. The plug will back out of the hole—pushed up by the turning threads—when the screw you’re driving “bottoms out” on the head of the buried screw. Cool, eh?

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