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06-11-2015 12:54 AM

Topic tags/keywords: wood screws question

My fellow LJ’ers, I’m looking for some help here in finding some wood screws.
Perhaps a little background is called for here to frame my request. Some time ago I agreed to build some missalette racks for the back of the pews of an old church here in town to replace the originals that had become a maintenance problem and were to small for the large type missalette that the church had opted for. The finance committee wanted racks in a similar style as the originals. No problem there except the mounting screws were originally brass oval headed standard drive wood screws, many that had been replaced over the 85 years of use with an assortment of flat head and round head zinc finished screws.
I am building 66 racks each requiring 5 mounting screws (330) and there in lies my problem. I have searched online, requested orders through the big box stores, and had my local Ace Hardware purveyor do searches with his suppliers to no avail. Flat head screws would require to to much post-installation finish with flush plug filling and I fear button plugs would not last a year befor bored children had them all popped off. I am hoping that among my brothers and sisters on this site that you could offer some assistance to me in the procurement of:

350-400 #8 or #10 oval head screws 1 3/4” long.
Prefer square over Phillips over standard slotted drives.
A brass, bronze or dark finish would be nice, but zinc will do (I’ll paint the heads if necessary).

Any assistance here is greatly appreciated.

-- Greg, No. Cal. - "Gaudete in Domino Semper"

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#3 posted 06-11-2015 02:08 AM

You can also try McMaster-Carr.
Part no.: 91775A710 (#8, 1 3/4”, Black Oxide Steel)
Part no.: 91775A752 (#10, 1 3/4”, Black Oxide Steel)

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#4 posted 06-11-2015 02:16 AM

Have you checked Fastenal ?

Here are some ”#10-13×1-3/4 Oval Head Phillips Drive Sharp Point Plain Finish Brass Wood Screw

We also carry a #8 in zinc

If you call of go to your local store they will be able to order them for you and you will save on shipping and time.

Here is the ph# and location of the store where you live..

Hours: Monday – Friday 7:30am – 5:00pm
Phone: (530)534-1648
Fax: (530)534-6753

1275 Feather River Blvd
Oroville, CA USA 95965

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#5 posted 06-11-2015 02:33 AM

Since you do not want kiddos to be messing with you installation you might want to consider the installation screws that the bathroom installers use at bars etc. You need a special tool to drive in and out. Might not be the prettiest , but work. The best would be the wood plugs, if the lord would pay for it.


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#6 posted 06-17-2015 01:19 AM

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#8 posted 06-17-2015 02:25 PM

You’re not going to get Phillips/square drive, but if you’re looking for something true to the original, they have them here :

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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