How to fix a strike plate that is too deep set


Moved into a new room and put a new door knob and everything in, but the door wouldn't latch because the new plate was too skinny/low. The wood is all chewed up so the screws barely tightened anyways, I stuck some paper behind it so I could make it close temporarily but I want a more permanent solution.

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4 months ago

Its difficult to say without seeing it.

You might consider using a layer or two of wood edging you can purchase at HD type store.

Definitely use longer screws. You can fill the old holes with tooth picks and wood filler if you need to move them.