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#1 posted 537 days ago

A #8×2 1/2” fine thread screw would give you all the strength you need; as long as you don’t twist it off in the red oak. If you pr-drill a pilot hole, you should not have a problem.

A little trick you can do when running long screws into hardwood is to put a little soap on the threads of the screw for lubrication. I keep an old bar of hand soap in the shop for that purpose.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com


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