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  1. Most Secure Screws for MDF

    General Woodworking Discussion
    Hi, Which screw is the best to use on MDF please, a wood screw or a chipboard screw? It's for a small repair job and I need the maximum hold capability but without creating a split in the MDF. Maybe if I drill a pilot hole, it won't split with the standard wood screws? Thanks, Zara
  2. Holding force of screws from the backside

    General Woodworking Discussion
    Hi, my names Brendan This is my first post! I have built many non professional and 1 professional climbing gym in my life. Probably not something a lot of people on this forum can say lol. So I'm just a guy that has a life of woodworking but a hobby of climbing and thus sometimes the two have...
  3. Mount Keyboard Tray To Linnmon (Particle Board) desktop?

    General Woodworking Discussion
    I got the 59" x 30" linnmon black/brown top for my new computer desk (apparently it's made of fiberboard/particleboard and filled with paper). I also bought one of those fancy ergonomic metal arm keyboard trays (humanscale 6G). Well, the keyboard tray arm thing weighs about 20lbs, and I'm...
  4. Is my beer glass holder strong enough?

    Design & Plans
    Hello, I have not a lot of experience with woodworking, so I would like to verify my plans with the experts. This is a wall-mounted beer glass holder I intend to make. The slits are large enough to hold 3 of my largest beer glasses by their foot. The 2 bars at the right side are for the beer...
  5. Wood screw thread choices

    General Woodworking Discussion
    Here is my plan. I am using my Kreg Jig to build a toy box with Pine and Oak. In most cases it will be connecting Oak to Oak or Pine to Pine but in one or two cases it will be Oak to Pine. I know you want coarse threads for soft wood like Pine but my question is; 1) Can I use HiLo screws when...
  6. How can I removed plywood screwed into baseboard...

    General Woodworking Discussion
    ...with the head of the screws 1/8 - 1/4 inch into the plywood and covered in wood filler or putty so they are not visible? Remodeling my kitchen, and under the linoleum are 4x8 sheets of 1/2" plywood with dozens of recessed screws tying it to the plywood baseboard below. I need to get the...
  7. Help with screws, nails and bookcases

    Design & Plans
    Hi all, I am very new and inexperience with wood. My mother would like a bookcase. I've made a tall thin one before, but my mother would like one to be three shelves high, and 5 or six feet long! I can use either 3/4 pine boards or 3/4 oak boards (more expensive! but it is my mother...