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Screws or Nails?

I'm going to be building wooden bar stools for my home, and I didn't know if I should use screws or nails to secure the legs to the braces.  Any suggestions?

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Posted 2012-06-08T14:47:58+0000  by CollegeKid CollegeKid




Screws or possibly bolts, but never nails. Nails will work themselves loose, without a  way to retighten them.


There are fastening devices with a woodscrew on one end and a machine screw thread on the other. These allow the screw end to be put into a leg and the other end fastened through a frame of a chair or table where a machine bolt tightens it down. This device is used frequently on furniture. If you have a wooden dining table, you will probably find one at each leg. Furniture manufacturers like these because they allow a table to be shipped flat and unassembled, yet be put together firmly.

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Posted 2012-06-08T23:09:40+0000  by ordjen
Posted 2012-06-08T23:29:13+0000  by DrillBabyDrill


Looks like the spammers have discovered the Home Depot a:smileymad:dvice blog. this has been a problem on the This Old House advice blog too. :(

Posted 2012-06-10T03:10:46+0000  by ordjen

Thanks ordjen,


I'm planning on starting the project within the next few weeks, I'll be sure to look for furniture screws of the sort.

Posted 2012-06-11T16:14:11+0000  by CollegeKid
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