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"