What screws to use for tongue and groove attached to fence post

Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by Sam gallacher, Jul 29, 2021.

  1. Sam gallacher

    Sam gallacher New Member

    Advice needed please
    I’m attaching 145 x 20mm tongue and groove horizontally to fence post but I’m unsure what screws to use !
    Should I use 60mm tongue tite and drive them into the tongue all hidden or should I use deck tite and drive into face ,, if so how many ?
    Going to use stainless steel
     
  2. Offshore

    Offshore Active Member

    Has to be personal preference really. If you are happy to have them on display then you will want them to be lined up uniformly. Easy enough to do but essential for a neat job. Pre-drilling with a pilot hole and even countersinking will prevent splitting and leave you with a tidy finish. Not sure that they have to be stainless, most decking screws are coated to be non-corroding.
     
  3. Sam gallacher

    Sam gallacher New Member

    Thanks for reply , so both screws ok . Just need to make a decision
     
  4. paj

    paj Member

    I have just done something similar but used lost-tite screws in the face. Very pleased with the result, the heads are so small that you hardly notice them. Easy to drive in and no splitting.
     

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