I had to nod in total agreement when I read a certain comment in the survey.
Someone mentioned that since I use mainly screws for building, my stuff was pretty do-able.
She was so right! I do use screws for most everything. One big reason is because they don’t take a lot of man power to build with.
I suppose I could bring out the air gun. There’s certainly a place for that tool.
But since my building style is so rustic, I like seeing the little extra hardware showing here and there.
But there’s one other BIG MAIN reason I mainly use screws for all my building.
All part of the big purge for the Heap of Change challenge. I seem to be shuffling lots of stuff but not purging enough. I need to work harder in that area.
Anyway, I’ve taken lots of projects apart over the years.
This pallet coffee table we enjoyed for many months, morphed into…
… parts of this quirky front entry table, (which will also be coming apart shortly)
and parts of this crate side table.
I actually built this farm table styled desk with taking it apart in mind, should I ever desire to move it. There’s no way you could lug this thing out. It’s too heavy, and way too big for the doorway and hallway. Besides, it’ll collapse in minutes.
Using screws is so very easy, especially if you predrill holes.
Predrilling also reduces wood splitting apart. But I mainly do it for the ease of installing pieces together.
I love having more than one drill for this very reason. Changing the bits back and forth can get a little tedious if it’s a lengthly build.
You can read about my fav must have power tools HERE. (ebay link)
No need to stay with one brand though, these bits interchange with most any drill.
The exact same set isn’t sold any longer, but I’ll be picking up one like the above when in the market for another set. (affiliate link)
One day I’ll do a post on my favourite types of screws I gravitate towards. I don’t think I’ve ever talked about that. Hmm… maybe I’ll even take you right inside my fav local hardware store and show you what I like picking up there.
I hope the owners don’t mind saying “cheese..” 🙂
What’s your method of madness for building stuff? Any preference?