Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Channelview, Tx
Need to Plug a hole
Well, I screwed up! I was putting a face frame together, and didn't have one of the stiles/rails clamped properly. When I drove in the pocket screws, the two joints don't fit flush. The rail sticks proud a little...maybe 1/8th inch.
So, I need to fix this. Lucky for me, I didn't use glue, so I can simply take the joint apart by removing the screws.
My question is what can I use to fill the small holes where the pocket screws entered the stile? I need to drive the screws in again, only this time, I will make sure the joint is clamped tightly. This is something I usually do, but just didn't do it right this time.
The holes will be pretty small. I have some epoxy. I was thinking I could fill the holes and then drive the self tapping screws in again after the epoxy has had time to cure.
Any thoughts on this. Here is a simple picture. The pocket holes are drilled underneath in the rail.