When building face frames is their an advantage to one or the type of
screws, Modified Pan Head or Round Washer head screws? Local lumber
store carries both and I don't know or see the reason for a
That's a little hard to answer without knowing how you intend to use the
Are you going to fasten the face frame to the carcase with screws? Are you
going to use the screws in pocket joinery to assemble the face frame? Or do
you have something else in mind?
I am building an entertainment center and was using the screws for
pocket joinery in building the face frame and using screws to fasten
the face frame to the carcass. So I am going to be using them in both
instances, is one better than the other for either application.
On Mon, 18 Jul 2005 00:57:15 GMT, "Chuck Hoffman"
For pocket joinery, use the round head washer type screws (Kreg supplies
screws specifically for this purpose). They tend to draw the joints tightly
For fastening the face frame to the carcase, I'd use wood screws set into a
3/8 - 1/2" deep counterbore and plug the holes with wooden dowel that is of
the same or similar material as your face frame. The "bungs," if they're
visible at all, will look like a design element. You could even make them
of a contrasting material like black walnut.
<keith> wrote in message
Tipically if the piece of wood with the pocket hole is a soft wood a larger
head screw is preferable to help prevent crushing the wood when tightening
the screw. Small head screws work fine on Hard woods.
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