Wood filler for screw holes?
It's OK to go ahead and assume I am a stone moron here - I think my woodwork experience is pretty much limited to assembling Ikea furniture and that cutting board I made in 7th grade shop class... I'm not totally unhandy - I know a little of this, a little of that, I can repair drywall and I like a challenge! We just bought an old house which needs some wooden window repair so oh boy we'll be learning!
The current project is much simpler. Remove plastic dropside hardware from a crib and replace it with brand new, better stuff. (Thanks to handyman for the link!)
So when the hardware comes we may or may not be able to re-use existing holes, depending on location needed and how sturdy it feels to re-do this. I know if you remove and replace a screw in wood, sometimes it can feel lose. So we'll see. Assuming I need to fill holes that aren't covered up by the new stuff - and assuming I'd like whatever filler is used to be capable of taking a new screw if needed - what sort of filler meets my need? Does such a beast exist?
I could just go to HD and pick something - but give me some opinions in case the choice isn't obvious or in case the "obvious" choice is a poor one (ie we once reglazed an aluminum window with DAP33 which seems to be the most available but is also evil to work with, we know to use something else next time) I'm assuming I'm not going to need anything along the lines of high priced wood epoxy but who knows...
Oh and the crib is just "natural" in finish - that very light sort of yellow stain - in case color matters.