Fix A Scr*W*D Up Table Top
Fix a scr*w*d up table top is bookmark about Furniture Making bookmarked by harvey with ID 11382935054 was uploaded on 23-04-2019 and has been viewed 12,727 times.
Photo 1.I mistakenly put screws up through this tabletop four times! I thought I had the right length screw.Boy, was I wrong.Did you use too long a screw, and now it's poking through the tabletop? Here's a 'swell' repair solution.
Sending a scr*w up through a tabletop while attaching it to the apron is a disaster, there's no question about it.I managed to do this four times when I grabbed the wrong length screws from a misplaced bin (Photo 1)! I did everything right: the top was finished and I'd flipped it over on a blanket to protect the surface; I pre-drilled pilot holes for the screws; I even added a little wax to the screws so they would corkscrew smoothly into the table top.
I didn't, however, remember to double check the scr*w length directly against the thickness of the top.Big mistake.It may have been easier to just replace the top, but I really liked the grain of this particular red oak table, so I decided to fix it.
The holes were relatively small, and oak is a porous wood, so I knew making these holes disappear would probably be easier than repairing a tight grained...