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Old 04-21-2018, 05:22 PM   #1
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type of cabinet screws


As putting up cabinets onto the wall, I plan to use this -> LINK <-
This one is Philips head, I may select the Star or whatever. I think 3" should be right length (common).

My question is which screws to use to connect the cabinets side-by-side face-frame (and fillers)?

Also, I really would like to HIDE the screw heads, so when opening the doors, screws shouldn't be noticeable. I have considered taking the hinges off and screw in there, but some said not to mess around with that. Some said to use stickers to cover it, but really?

I am guessing 3 screws per side for a 36" tall wall cabinets. And pre-drill holes to prevent splits.

If there was a thread about this, please post the links. I couldn't find a discussion about this.
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How about real cabinet screws
https://www.grkfasteners.com/products/cabinet/cabinet

I wouldn't worry about hiding the screws heads. You can not see them with the door closed. And when you open the door, the first thing you see is the whats inside, not hardware.

Also, most cabinets come with cabinet screws for hanging


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Most often I use trim head screws.
I also use this style clamp to make sure there tight together and the faces are flush.
I can perdrill and and install the screws without having to remove the clamp.
http://www.rockler.com/bessey-bes5811-cabinet-installation-face-frame-clamp?sid=V9146?utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm _term=&utm_content={adtype}&utm_campaign=PL&utm_so urce=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=(ROI)%20Shop ping%20-%20Clamps&msclkid=4a9b3ed3b3391985e89a640866b42f75
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I agree with yodaman on the washerhead screws for mounting cabinets.


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I also agree with the washer head screws. Just 2 with be good enough. If it bothers you spray paint the heads before with a color that would be less noticeable.

Next would be trim head decking screws. And can order them in all different colors
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I get it... this one below would be the ones I will use to bolt the cabinets onto the wall. (I was planning on 3" anyways, these 3-1/8" only comes in that large bulk package).


Now, for the side-by-side face-frame... correct me, these two below are made for that?



What's the difference with "RT" (Composite) and "FIN/Trim"? I would choose the "FIN/Trim". BTW, again, correct me, those are for side-by-side face-frame and they will connect/hold together tight? I am just wondering about the size of the trim head.
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-> LINK <-

Moderators, see what I mean? Now I can't "edit" to add one more question, but need to put another post... <sigh>

Anyway, the face-frame is 1-1/2" wide (meaning 3" when meld together). Should 2" be good length? I am assuming I would drive the trim head little past flush.
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Notice the second spirals on the head of the Composite screws just under the screw head?
That is designed to avoid the material mushrooming and allows for drawing the material tighter to the joisting. Not required for cabinets.
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Notice the second spirals on the head of the Composite screws just under the screw head?
That is designed to avoid the material mushrooming and allows for drawing the material tighter to the joisting. Not required for cabinets.
Ahh. I didn't realize the second spirals thread was opposite screwing.
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Now, for the side-by-side face-frame... correct me, these two below are made for that?

BTW, again, correct me, those are for side-by-side face-frame and they will connect/hold together tight? I am just wondering about the size of the trim head.
Since no one is answering this... I called GRK and even these people couldn't make sure if those would work with FACE-FRAME. They repeat what was already noted on the back of the package. I guess I will give it a try (will test it on samples first). I was concerning about the squeezing holding power with the small trim head.
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Since no one is answering this... I called GRK and even these people couldn't make sure if those would work with FACE-FRAME. They repeat what was already noted on the back of the package. I guess I will give it a try (will test it on samples first). I was concerning about the squeezing holding power with the small trim head.

WHAT..???????????????????????????????

That's what they are for, or at least can be used for.... face frame joinery.

They won't work for framless/euorpean cabinet style.

Yes... the trim head does diminish it's clampinjg power... but you'll be going into a hardwood frame.... if your worried about it, use a washer head GRK, or put more trim heads in......

You are the one that was worried about the screws showing...????
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You are the one that was worried about the screws showing...????
I am not worried about screws showing... just that if it can be hidden, that's preferred. Just me.
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I am not worried about screws showing... just that if it can be hidden, that's preferred. Just me.
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Gosh... then use the trim heads.

I've used all sorts of scews from drywall/decking/trim/never bothered with GHK, for joining face frames.

If the cabinet has been shimmed and normally well attached, the face frame screws have little stress on them.. either pull-out or shear stress.

Now, for hanging the cabinets, there is where you want to pay attention to t
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Now, for hanging the cabinets, there is where you want to pay attention to t
Indeed, that I will use (as what GRK actually call those) the "Low Profile Cabinet (TM) Screws"
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