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SFG box construction: Screws vs. Nails. Help!

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Re: SFG box construction: Screws vs. Nails. Help!

Post  BackyardBirdGardner on Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:22 am

@Miss M wrote:If you can't do screws, then try to get ribbed coated nails.

Sense of humor check...................am I the only one tempted to make jokes here? Maybe it's my sleep deprivation.

In all seriousness, though, we should definitely use something with some gripping power. I used screws, and the 4" screws at that. I had to pre-drill a pilot hole through the first piece of wood and a little into the second. But, I did that with a drill bit of smaller diameter than the screw itself. Those babies are rock solid.

Carry on.

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Post  ashort on Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:33 am

@BackyardBirdGardner wrote:
@Miss M wrote:If you can't do screws, then try to get ribbed coated nails.

Sense of humor check...................am I the only one tempted to make jokes here? Maybe it's my sleep deprivation.

In all seriousness, though, we should definitely use something with some gripping power. I used screws, and the 4" screws at that. I had to pre-drill a pilot hole through the first piece of wood and a little into the second. But, I did that with a drill bit of smaller diameter than the screw itself. Those babies are rock solid.

Carry on.

No, you are not the only one tempted... But I am trying to be good for Lent... Very Happy

I used shorter screws on my boxes, predilled the holes on the facing board but did not worry about the butt of the board being screwed...

OK BBG - have fun with that one... affraid

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Post  ashort on Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:35 am

@Icemaiden wrote:Hi!
I have gripping issues too and I managed the pilot holes plus screws just fine.
I made the boxes on the living room floor (when my husband was out Very Happy ) and my main problem was keeping the corners square. I found it helped to put a spare ceramic floor tile down on the floor, and line the two bits of wood up against the edges after drilling the pilot holes. If you can find a helper to brace the wood that you are screwing into then it is much easier, otherwise I guess you could set the free end against a wall.

LOL - I used a case of shotgun shells to help make the right angle!

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Post  Icemaiden on Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:49 am

@ashort wrote:

LOL - I used a case of shotgun shells to help make the right angle!

Shocked not something I have to hand here Laughing

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