We’ve all had them at one time or another, stripped-out screw holes in our RV cabinets and doors. Often you can get around the problem by simply using a larger screw, but this isn’t always an option. If you must use either the existing hole or the existing screw or attachment, there is an easy solution that will cost you very little time or money.
To repair a stripped-out hole in your wood cabinet or door, you will need the following items: two round toothpicks (not flat), a pair of wire cutters, and a bottle of Elmer’s Wood Glue. A good wood epoxy also works well, but wood glue works just as well for these types of repairs.
To repair the stripped-out hole, cut a length of toothpick corresponding to the depth of the stripped-out hole. Cover the toothpick along the entire length with a good amount of glue, then insert the toothpick into the hole. Let it dry for 24 hours and that’s it! You’re ready to use the hole again. For larger holes, you may need to use two or more toothpicks side-by-side, but in most cases a single toothpick will suffice.
See! Wasn’t that easy?