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by PeteW1959
Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:59 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Screws for 18mm ply dado joints
Replies: 5
Views: 2524

Re: Screws for 18mm ply dado joints

Thanks for the advice. MDF isn't an option as I want a woodgrain finish, and I couldn't find suitable veneered MDF locally. The ply I have bought is the best quality the timber merchant had, and was £36 a sheet. I'm not sure that pocket screws would work as I want them hidden. If I were to use pocke...
by PeteW1959
Sun Dec 04, 2016 10:55 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Screws for 18mm ply dado joints
Replies: 5
Views: 2524

Screws for 18mm ply dado joints

I am making a built-in bookcase/tv/hifi unit from 18mm ply. I intend using dado joints for the shelves/uprights and want to know the best size/type of screws to use.

I have read that 35 x 40mm drywall screws are good, but what size clearance/pilot holes do I need, or is there anything better?