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    Default Installing Kitchen Cabinets

    In a video Tom Silva mentions "Cabinet Washers" used on a 2 1/2" deck screw to fasten wall cabinets to the underlying wall stud. Do these "cabinet washers" have another name, or where can they be purchased. The local Lowes salesperson had no clue as to what they were. Help is appreciated. JK

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    Default Re: Installing Kitchen Cabinets

    If you buy ready made cabinets, they will most likely come with a set of cabinet screws. But in case they don't, any old deck screw with a metal washer will do, as long as it's driven into a stud.

    The washers Tom Silva mentioned are those screws with built in washers. Like 2 in 1. If Lowes or HD don't stock them, ask local cabinet makers.

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    Default Re: Installing Kitchen Cabinets

    the washers your asking about are also known as finishing washers or screw gromets

    the screw that dj mentioned is a washer head screw, its basically the same thing as a pocket hole screw or particle board screws. 1-1/4" washer head screws are typically used for "banking" cabinets, this means to screw two smaller cabinets together so they are flush before hanging them on the wall
    fire up the saw and make some dust

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    Default Re: Installing Kitchen Cabinets

    Thanks, this info give me a better chance of finding them.
    JK

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    Default Re: Installing Kitchen Cabinets

    yah its one of those funny things, certain items have different names by region or simply by supplier...

    get out framing houses with a few different crews and youll hear all sorts of different names for the same thing
    fire up the saw and make some dust

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    Default Re: Installing Kitchen Cabinets


    called screw trim washers


    --- or you could use cabinet hanger screws


    ---- or you could use truss head screws
    "" an ounce of perception -- a pound of obscure "
    - Rush

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