Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by Dusty, May 16, 2007.

  1. Dusty

    Dusty Guest

    Building a large solid oak dining table.

    Will be (as well as gluing the M&T joints) screwing the frame to the legs and the top to the frame from underneath.

    None of the Stainless screws are large enough for fixing the frame to legs.

    Q. Which of the other screws will be best for this job?

    NB Much prefer to use cross-head, hate using slotted!
  2. Dusty

    Dusty Guest

    Note to add.
    These need to 120-150mm length.
  3. jasonb

    jasonb New Member

    An idea of what length you need would help!

    SF sell upto 100mm, you can always counterbore the hole so the head is below the surface.

    It is usual to fix the top with buttons or slotted stretcher plates to allow the top to expand & contract though elongated holes will do.

  4. jasonb

    jasonb New Member

    Beat me to it while I was typing, go with counter bored holes. If you could find SS screws that long it would be pricy.

  5. 240v tools

    240v tools New Member

    do the stainless steel screws do the same job as brass ones in pak as in not leavin marks on the timber in time my boos seens certen that brass screws are the only ones that dont

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