rough countersunk holes

26 Oct 2014
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United Kingdom
Is there a trick of the trade to repair over-large and rough-edged countersunk holes?
I have a lot of exposed plain pine floor-boards in my house and the woods is mostly in good condition, nicely sanded and treated with Danish oil, so it looks good. The boards are screwed down onto the joists with brass countersunk screws and mostly they fit neatly flush to the top of the board, but every now and then, the countersink is too deep or else the edge is rough - will it be OK to simply pop the screw up a bit and apply some wood stopper? Or is there another top tip to deal with this issue?
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Rough countersinks are probably because of hammer action use. No, if you ease the screws off they are not holding the boards tight. Just put a stainable stopper over and assuming you're not bothered overly about easily taking the boards up you'll be ok.
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