The tips of premium wood screw are serrated to chisel through wood with minimal splitting of the wood.
You’ll need a Robertson (square tip) or Phillips driver for deck screws.
Select a certain type of wood screw to create the right “look” for your project.
Install wooden plugs into countersunk holes to hide screw heads. These plugs have already been sanded flush with the surface of the board.
Cup washers can dress up screw heads. They also make joints stronger.
Torx-head screws have a six-point pattern in the heads.
Lag bolts (or lag screws) are driven with a wrench.
Brass screws are softer than screws made of other metals.