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    What screw to use?

    I am looking for suggestions for what screws to use for connecting cabinets together threw the stiles? I have screws to attach them to the walls but not to connect them side to side. If it matters the doors are inset not overlay.

    Thanks in advance

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    Tom, I'd suggest pan or washer head type screws.

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    When I installed mine, I used the pan heads for attaching the cabs to the wall, and standard screws countersunk for joining the the cabs to each other.

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    I don't know.
    If it were my dilema.
    I would ask you after you are done.
    Right now I would ask Larry.
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    There are cabinet screws that have a raised head that accomidate a plastic cap to hide the screw head either that or just use regular screws that are long enough to not come through the other cabinet. as most of the weight of the cabinet is supported by the wall mount screws. The side screws are just there to hold the cabinets tight together.
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    The screws at the front are more for maintaining alignment than anything else.

    I used #8 by 2½" (for 1¾: stiles) with a countersunk head on mine. The screws were black oxide coated, and blended well with the dark oak, so they didn't (IMO) require covering.
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    I don't know how they are called but here we tend to use trough screws with nuts that look like another screw head. They are less obtrusive and do not spoil the look of the inside.

    If I haven't been able to convey the idea I'll take a pic and post it.

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    Thanks for the ideas all what you all think of these? http://woodworker.com/7x1-58star-fin...s&searchmode=2

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    Just thinking aloud here, but a regular head wood screw set in a 3/4" stile - chance of splitting? What about a pocket type screw in a counter-bore - no chance of splitting and will draw the cabinets together nicely. Just the random thoughts of someone who doesn't know any better.
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    What screw to use?

    Tom,

    I think I will agree with Rennie on this one. I have been thinking "Kreg pocket hole jig", all along.

    Am I thinking along the same idea Rennie? Or am I way off base?

    Hope you get it figured out. I am following the kitchen thread closely.

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