The Fix It Contest was no exception.
I currently line in a home that was built in 1957 (the same year I was born) and like me, some things are just getting old and having issues.
We have a very functional kitchen with lots of cabinets but occasionally a hinge here or there will become loose due to a stripped screw hole.
I am going to show you how to do a quick, easy and inexpensive fix for this problem.
Step 1: The Tools and Supplies
Toothpicks (round or flat) or bamboo skewers
Glue (wood glue or white glue)
The screwdriver head should match the type of screw you have (normally a flat or slotted head or a Philips head)
Step 2: First Step
Step 3: Apply Glue and Wood
Take the hammer and TAP the toothpick/skewer into the hole. Run the utility knife blade around the protruding toothpick/skewer and snap of the excess. Tap the cut area with the hammer to make sure it is flush with the cabinet front.
Step 4: Re-install the Screws and Pat Yourself on the Back
When I am able to fix it around the home I feel a sense of accomplishment… even if it is just the little things.
Remember, just because something is broken doesn’t mean it needs to be thrown away or trashed. Fix it and reuse it.