Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Elgin, Illinois
Loose screw plugs
It's only a few days ago since my last communication, but I now have a new one.
About 3 months ago I finished a standing quilt rack built from a plan. The rack has 16 joints glued and secured by screws. The plan called for plugs sanded smooth to cover the screw heads. I used oak doweling glued in place.
This rack does get moved from time to time and holds a pair of heavy quilts which are loaded and removed regularly. These stresses have loosened every one of those plugs just slightly.
There was no special instruction in the plan for these screws or plugs, so I used some course thread flat-head construction screws I had on hand.
What should, or could, I have done to avoid these loosening plugs. Different screws? Glue in the screw holes?
Any and all suggestions are welcome, again. Thanks in advance!