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The Taming of the Screw
Learn the different types and uses of screws to pick the right kind for your next DIY or home improvement project
"uses of screws to pick the right kind for your next DIY or home improvement project... different screws can solve many problems around the house. But which screw to use? Find... Screws are used today for many of the fastening tasks once performed by nails. If... look to screws to satisfy fastening needs. One driver, a set of tips and a handful... metal screws, self drilling screws (TEKS), drywall screws, and many others. The pan..."
A Contractor's Secrets to Hanging Holiday Decor
Hang a wreath or garland on brick, concrete, Sheetrock or wood the professional way — and avoid the potential pitfalls
"install the screw. If you take the screw out please fill the hole with a little silicone... Tap-con Screws are grey colored Prime Guard screws that are used primarily for deck... as the screw, insert a piece of 14 gauge electrical wire in the hole then screw it... simple wood screw is all you need Jdmason, The tap-Con method or a screw with a small piece... handrail is screwed onto a metal base. I loosen some of the screws, which are on the bottom..."
Quick Tip: Use a Golf Tee to Fix a Door Hinge
"hinge screws are stripped. Removing a stripped screw alone can be tricky, but then... allows the screw to sit flush in the door hinge but also embed in the enlarged screw hole... stripped screw head (philips) an elastic band between the screw head and the screwdriver... stripped screw out w/ a screwdriver? And if it's really in there, you can't get purchase... Fringe Screw that can be used as an alternative repair for loose or stripped door..."
Reluctant DIYer's Diary of a Dresser Makeover
"the screw head, cut that much off of the end of the screw, reinsert the screws through... their screws so long, and not include screws to boot. It's a bad mistake on their... length, it screws up the threads and makes it really hard to screw them in. They were... of the screws until they tighten. It works and is an easy fix. Good luck! The dresser... shorter screws - I had a similar issue with some knobs I bought recently - but you'll..."
Choosing New Cabinets? Here’s What to Know Before You Shop
Get the scoop on kitchen and bathroom cabinet materials and construction methods to understand your options
"in the screw holes, and mounted to the cabinet with the same screws as the slides... Hardware screwed into particleboard is also far more likely to strip and chip. Fact... hardware screw holding ability. Quality drawers are nearly always made from 1/2" thick... Periodg Screw Retention. It's not necessarily - will the cabinets last 25 years..... because the screws are pulling out of the particle board. And when particle board fastening..."
Pocket Hole Joinery, the Beginning Woodworker's Best Friend
"pocket screw through the pilot hole and into the connecting board. It's ideal for... was both screwed to the base and fastened to the back wall. I ripped down the ply-wood... tool and screwed it to the back wall. The upper cubbies are about 1’ deep. 5. Once... of the screw stops at the bottom of the pocket hole, limiting how far the screw is... pocket screw goes? The hole depth, combined with the angle, allows the screw to penetrate..."
Things You Need to Know About Buying a Sofa
Learn about foam versus feathers, seat depth, springs, fabric and more for a couch that'll work for years to come
Neat Little Project: A Wooden Planter to Hang Anywhere
Dress up a drab wall or window with this planter box you make yourself. Or just set it on a patio for the easiest 'installation' of all
"a few screws in, be it a wooden fence (as shown here), a blank wall or near that... deck screws1¼-inch deck screws#18 x 1¼-inch galvanized bradsExterior wood gluePaint... 1¼-inch deck screws. To mount on other surfaces, you will need to match the fasteners to... masonry screws for concrete or brick walls. Simply place the box by hooking the box... 1⅝-inch deck screws. Attach the BottomFrom the 1-by-8 cut the bottom to 30 inches long...."
Neat Little Project: Make an All-in-One Stool, Mini Table and Ottoman
One piece, at least 3 uses. Plus, you can vary the measurements of this sturdy wooden stool to make it just the right size for you
"all the screw holes and give it your favorite accent color. It's all up to you.... wood screwsWood gluePrimer and paintTools:Miter sawDrillMeasuring tapeSquarePaintbrushes... 2½-inch wood screws. The most unique parts of this project are the legs. They look complicated... 2½-inch screws. Create the SlatsUse Figure 4 as a guide for creating the wide slats... 2½-inch screws. Mark a line on the end rails ¼ inch from the narrow slat on both sides..."
Bet Your Bottom Dollar on Cane Chairs for Stylish Seating
Cane and Chippendale-style chairs are so easy to customize, you can make one work in a dining space or home office of any style
"include screws, keys, pins, rings, nuts and clips.... wood, screws or glue could do the job, but using rivets the old-school way is gaining..."
29 Home Projects to Make You a DIY Superstar
Patch up holes, turn trash to treasure, erase stains ... these doable DIY projects will better your home and boost your ego
Idea of the Week: Driftwood Mantle
Quick Fix: Protect Your Mirrors!
Creative Collector: Spot a Vintage-Furniture Steal
Finding vintage furniture is easy, but is the price right? Get the best chairs, tables and more for your money with these guidelines