Types of Screws: An Illustrated Guide to Using Threaded Fasteners

MOTHER EARTH NEWS shares a Shop Short illustrated chart on screws, a detailed guide to these useful threaded fasteners.

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Screws are a key element in building, and choosing the right type for the right job can make for a sturdier, longer-lasting final product. 

Our helpful and detailed guide, Types of Screws, is perfect for homesteaders and do-it-youselfers using screws in the process of building their homesteads and crafting their handmade projects. Learn about wood screws, screw head types, machine and cap screws, and more.

For even more information on wood screws specifically, see our article Wood Screws: Best Uses for the Best Types.