This Video Explains The Sneakiest Way To Hide Screws In Wood

If you have ever dabbled in woodworking, you're probably aware of the eyesore that screws can be. This method lets you attach wood together with screws, but keeps the screw head hidden from sight.

The video above, from YouTuber Average Joes Joinery, demonstrates one of the sneakiest methods out there for hiding the presence of screws. To do it, you'll need a wood chisel, a mallet, some wood glue and some clamps.

The trick is to carefully carve out a flap of wood with the chisel so you can lay it back down over the screw head. The wood glue will keep the flap in place and a little sanding will make it all blend together. Just make sure your chisel is sharp and that you do some practice tries before you attempt it on your actual project. Obviously, you only want to do this for things you'll never need to disassemble, but it's pretty effective for everything else.

Average Joes Quick Tips - How to Hide a Screw [YouTube via Instructables]


    Pretty cool but the first two minutes of the video only has audio in the right channel. Which is one of my biggest pet peeves with videos.

      Interesting pet peeve. I have a friend who would be perfectly OK with that - he is deaf in his left ear.

    The glue sometimes gets stained by the metal clamp or the clamp will damage the wood.
    To prevent this I use white paper followed by a block of scrap wood and then the clamp.

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