Screws And Pins

Where appropriate, screws and pins are used in constructing the projects. A small selection of screw sizes is adequate and most requirements will be covered by lin (25mm), l^in (32mm), and l'/2in (38mm) No 8 steel wood screws.

For fixing the backs into cupboards or the bottoms on to drawers, I usually use glue and panel pins or a stapler. The pins come in a variety of sizes, but :/2in (13mm) and lin (25mm) will suffice for most projects. If the pins are used in a position that can be seen, I punch the heads below the surface and fill in the resulting holes. If the pins are at the back of a cabinet that is intended to fit against a wall, they can be left unconcealed. In this situation, a stapler is probably a better tool for the job because it is' quicker.

The grain direction of each layer of veneer is at 90° to that of adjacent layers.

FIG 2.7

Plywood construction.

FIG 2.7

Plywood construction.

Softwood strips are glued edge to edge and then sandwiched between layers of veneer.

FIG 2.8

Blockboard construction.

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