How do you make a doorknob hole smaller?
How do you fix a misaligned door knob hole?
- You can move the strike plate up or down and in or out.
- Use a sharp chisel to enlarge the strike plate mortise. Then hold the strike plate in place and drill new 1/16-in.
- Install the strike plate and fill the gap in the mortise with wood filler. Remove the strike plate to paint or finish the patch.
How do you fill a lock hole? Apply glue to the interior of the hole. Tap the dowel plug into the hole as far as possible, aligning the grain pattern of the dowel rod vertically. Allow the glue to dry overnight. Force wood filler into any seams around the perimeter of the patch.
Are all door knob holes the same size? A standard door knob hole is 2 1/8 inches in diameter. This won’t have the best fit on older doors because their holes are usually smaller. If you’re looking to change or replace older door knobs, you need to re-drill the door to fit the current standard size. Otherwise, you might have to look for smaller door knobs.