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Default How deep into the wood should a screw go?

On Wed, 5 May 2021 14:29:45 -0700 (PDT), DerbyDad03
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On Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 4:45:06 PM UTC-4, jboisver wrote:
A good rule of thumb is that the screw should drive through
to about half the thickness of the bottom piece.
So a 1" thick piece being screwed to a 2" thick piece should have a 2" screw.


I need to hang some 1/4 luan on a 6 x 12 beam. I guess I need a 6 screw.
Oh...wait...the bottom piece will be the luan. I only need a 1/8 screw.


Good one.
.... I guess that good-rule-of-thumb
was just pushed into the table saw blade ! :-)
John T.