Make a golf-tee tie rack
If your ties are scattered about the closet or your room, try using golf tees to get them organized. Sand and paint a length of pine board. Drill 1/8-inch (3-millimeter) holes every 2 inches (5 centimeters). Dip the tip of each tee in yellow carpenter’s glue and tap it into a hole. Hang the tie rack on the closet wall or inside the door. A perfect gift for the golfer in your life.
Fill stripped screw holes
You’re replacing a rusty door hinge when you discover that a screw won’t grip because its hole has gotten too big. The fix is easy. Dip the tip of a golf tee in yellow carpenter’s glue and tap the tee into the hole. Cut the tee flush with the door frame surface with a utility knife. When the glue dries, you can drill a new pilot hole for the screw in the same spot.