|Forum topic by BenchDawg||posted 05-25-2011 11:34 PM||10523 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
05-25-2011 11:34 PM
I’ve been building quite a few Adirondack chairs and patio furniture. I have been using #8 – 1 3/4” standard zinc wood screws on most applications in the build.
I really don’t have any complaints with them, however as I was at the hardware store today to replenish my supply, I noticed, across the aisle, an ample supply of decks screws; green ones, wood colored ones, gray ones in all sizes and in much greater volume.
It got me thinking. My furniture is predominately out in the seasons. I countersink all holes and use a wood filler prior to finishing off with a varnish so the screw is never exposed.
Is there an advantage one way or another? Does anyone have a preference?