Arrived quickly, and exactly as described. To fill the holes in my ipe handrail I followed these steps: 1) Used a counter sink bit to drill a 3/8" diameter hole before attaching the railing with a stainless trim head screw. 2) Cleaned the hole and sprayed it with just a bit of water mist. 3) carefully applied a small amount of urethane glue to the edges of the hole - not too much I didn't want it pushing the plugs out. 4) Install plugs, tapping gently with a rubber mallet to seat them 5) allowed to dry 24 hours. 5) Used sharp chisel, on its bevel edge to carefully knock down the excess plug - be careful! Sometimes the grain shears off below 'grade' so I set the chisel up just a touch. 6) Sanded to bring the plug and wood surface to the same level. 7) Applied Penofin. It looks great! Definitely worth the extra few dollars to plug the holes. Would definitely order again.