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Default How deep into the wood should a screw go?

On 24 Feb 2006 19:27:10 -0800, wrote:

how deep
into the long pieces of timber should the screws go to make sure the
shelves don't fall off, and how long should I choose the screws to be?
Should they go a 1/3 of the way in, or 2/3s?

You are getting people all mesed up about a handful of screws for
God's sake. Do 2/3 and forget it. If they don't work your project
was doomed for failure from the start; 1/3 wouldn't work if 2/3
wouldn't. Make an adult decision.