I'm wondering if there's any sort of "standard" for how many screws to use
to attach tops? I've got a top that is 24Wx58Lx3/4 thick that's going on
top of a dresser carcass. I plan to screw the front edge of the top and
use slotted holes along the sides/back to allow for movement. I'm curious
to know how many screws I should be using on the front edge? The top is
cherry. I have the option of screwing through the carcass at the front
through either cherry or hard maple. If I were to screw through the hard
maple, it would mean the front of the top's edge would be about 6" away from
the screws (versus around 3" for the Cherry)....is this a problem? Sorry to
make this simple affair complex.
James "Cubby" Culbertson wrote:
> I'm wondering if there's any sort of "standard" for how many screws
> to attach tops? I've got a top that is 24Wx58Lx3/4 thick that's
> top of a dresser carcass.
SFWIW, just finishing a chest that has a 20x44 top.
Used 8, #10, coarse thread, S/S, pan head, sheet metal screws along
with #10, S/S, flat washers to secure top. Carcass had 1/4" clearance
No good reason, just looked about right.
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