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Post by gemdeco on Tue Jul 28, 2015 10:21 am

Hi All
   I want to fix some new wire plate racks in the top cupboards on my Surrey what thickness are the cupboards are they solid can I use self tapping screws,any help or suggestions welcome
  thanks
    Alan
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Post by Gromit on Tue Jul 28, 2015 10:29 am

Hi Alan

Self tapping screws are for metal so I wouldn't use them in wood. They are not really suitable and won't grip as well.

If I understand what you want to do, why not either re-use the screws you take out when removing the old plate rack, or use them to gauge the length of some new ones?

Or have I got it wrong?

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Post by Charliefarlie on Tue Jul 28, 2015 6:08 pm

I use slightly over length screws. I do this to get a thicker girth of screw which grips better. 

I use an unaltered screw just to get a start into the wood then take it out and use a screw cut to the correct length .

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Post by daisy mae on Tue Jul 28, 2015 7:59 pm

I put a plate rack and two cup holders in my Clubman had to use longer screws to accommodate the wire racks
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