I'm in UK and looking for about 12 off No.6 or No.8 woodscrews 3/4 in
or 1in long in a black finish to hold the hinges on an old looking
piece of furniture. Can anyone suggest a supplier (or more suitable
group in which to ask)?
TIA - Peter
I got some at Lee Valley---www.leevalley.com--they're called pyramid
head screws and Rockler carries them too. What I really wanted was
black, square- head screws with no slot (which would make them bolts, I
guess, but in small sizes)...I wasn't able to find them anywhere. All
the escutcheons on my house's interior doors are attached with them,
but the house was built in the 1920s.
Someone specializing in house restoration would probably be best chance
for more in the future. A lot of that kind of thing is salvaged and
resold but it tends to be pricey. A few folks make reproductions as
well. Being in the US I don't know where to point you in UK
Man, it's great to be told I'm right for a change! (lol) Well, sure
they are sometimes, probably most of the time, called lag bolts, most
call bolts that have a flat, phillips, or square drive "screws" and
anything with a hex, socket, or square head a bolt, and it's kind of a
pedantic distiction in my mind.
Didn't grow up in Bethesda BTW, though for a few years in the 70s I
lived in Takoma Park and Beltsville. The rest of my residence in
Maryland has been in Baltimore.
Thanks for the kind words, and indeed, we would ship them out - if we
stocked them. Alas, we don't, and a quick check of our suppliers offers no
Jim Ray, President
McFeely's Square Drive Screws
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