This lessons objectives:
I like using WoodSpur screws for every screwing operation I face. The size used in this project were the 3 x 12 Torx heads.
The reason I like using WoodSpur screws is because they are incredibly versatile and robust. I use these for all sorts of applications and have only every managed to strip the heads off two or three of them. All of those times were down to my stupidity and not the strength of the screw. They're also pretty affordable.
You could of course use brass screws for this, however these have a tendency to strip off too much torque is applied to the screw head. In this particular project, the screw heads will be hidden by the plinth anyway. So don't worry if the screw heads look ugly!
Click the images below to see supporting material helping you with this part of the project.
In this lesson, I show you how to use one of the most used tools in my woodworking arsenal. Despite this being a relatively simple tool, there is a skill to using them. Failing to do so correctly will haunt your project from start to finish.
Screwing wood together. Simple.... right? Despite what people may think, there is a more predictable and accurate way of screwing wood without risk of board slipping or separating and screw heads shearing. It involves the use of a pilot hole, clearance hole, and a countersink. It's a quick video and is well worth your time.
Have you got the plans yet?
The Student Series
Want to see another beginner make this project before you? It's a great way to scope out any mistakes before you make one yourself!