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Cabinet Screw Covers

Cabinet Screw Covers

Cabinet screw covers are a simple and cheap cabinet detail to hide cabinet screw heads for a streamlined finish. There are various cabinet screw covers, plugs, and caps to use, which are available in a variety of colors.

Wood Plug Cabinet Hardware Covers

  • Creates a projection / hump that can put dinnerware, glasses, etc. off-balance when installed on shelf bottoms.
  • Available as mahogany wood plugs,

Plastic Cap Cabinet Hardware Covers

  • Creates a projection / hump that can put dinnerware, glasses, etc. off-balance when installed on shelf bottoms.
  • The plastic stems are short and won’t securely press into a screw head if countersunk too deep.

Veeneer Cabinet Hardware Covers

  • Self-adhesive back
  • Near flush effect that doesn’t create a protrusion like plastic caps and wood plugs

Additional Installation Information

  • If the existing screws were not countersunk deep enough for the cabinet screw caps to fit properly, you can try to drive the screw deeper with a hand screwdriver or power driver.
  • If the above won’t work, the screw will need to be removed, and the countersunk re-done. Tools needed will be a power drill and countersink. Countersink single bits and complete kits can be found at any home improvement store in one brand or another. An example product to look for is Montana Brand countersink.

Where to Find

The plastic cabinet screw caps can be found at many home improvement or hardware stores, but the veneer caps, wood buttons, and plastic caps can all be found at woodworking stores like Rockler Woodworking and Hardware or Woodcraft.

  • Veneer Caps (available in white melamine, red oak, walnut, and cherry)
  • Wood Buttons (available in oak, cherry, or walnut)
  • Plastic Caps ( available in white, black , almond, and brown)

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