Wood screws, or woodscrews, are a type of fastener that is used to screw pieces of wood together. Wood screws can be used with chipboard, MDF, timber, softwood and hardwood materials. They are normally manufactured from strong materials such as steel or brass, which helps to strengthen joints. Wood screws come in a range of finishes too, such as zinc plated or yellow passivated to prevent corrosion. Wood screws feature a tapered body and a pointed tip which helps them to cut their own thread when being screwed into the wood. Sometimes a small hole (known as a pilot hole) must be drilled into the wood first to help navigate the screw into the correct position.
Wood screws are available with various different drive types and head types. The most popular are the Pozidriv and countersunk head. We also offer a wide range of screw lengths, for example 30 mm and 50 mm. The length may also be given in inches. The screw threads are also available in different sizes, such as 4 mm or 5 mm. For help identifying which size and type of wood screw you need for your project, please see our guide to wood screws.