Exterior wood screws

Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by DIYBS4, Mar 24, 2020.

  1. DIYBS4

    DIYBS4 New Member

    Hi. I am building some raised beds using pressure treated 100mm deep sleepers. I am looking for 150mm screws to secure each row of sleepers into the row below, but want a countersunk screw so the head does not foul the next row which will go on top.

    Was looking at 150mm countersunk goldscrews. I know they're not really outdoor rated, but does this really matter? If they rust will it really be a problem? Stainless steel are so £££!

    Thank you
  2. Mike58

    Mike58 Well-Known Member

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  3. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    You could counter bore with a flat wood bit if needed.
  4. DIYBS4

    DIYBS4 New Member

    Thanks both, counter boring seems like a sensible option
  5. Stanfixer

    Stanfixer New Member

    According to this video, you Goldscrews should be fine:

  6. Mike58

    Mike58 Well-Known Member

    Do you believe everything you see on there? Have you never heard about using teh right tools for a job?
  7. teabreak

    teabreak Well-Known Member

    A spot of Vaseline on the screw will help with protection and ease screwing (Ooo Matron!).;)
  8. Stanfixer

    Stanfixer New Member

    The OP was asking about corrosion. That video addresses the issue. I have observed similar corrosion resistance myself in my garden with Goldscrews.

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