A wood screw is a thread forming screw with sharp thread at a coarse pitch. It is used for directly fastening two wood surfaces. Wood screws have a smooth shank that allows the screw to pull the two pieces of wood together for a tight joint to prevent the wood from pulling or splitting.
- Wood screws are to be used when joining two pieces of wood
- Pre-drilling is recommended
- Wood screws also taper along the threaded portion optimizing the screws holding power in wood