Screw it!

One of the quickest ways to fasten two pieces of wood is to use screws.  But not all screws are the same.  Years ago I started by using drywall screws from the big box store.  They are good for drywall, but that is it.  They have very little strength.  Currently, I get my screws from McFeely’s.  Their square drive screws are much easier to use than normal philips head screws (there is a much more positive connection between the driver and the screw).

I would recommend starting with a #8 flathead screw assortment of whatever finish you like.  And currently McFeely’s is having a $1 shipping and handling special (for the continental US only).

Cam Out Torque table for different types of screws (from the McFeely’s FAQ section of their website)

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