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Old 02-28-2011, 04:01 PM   #1
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Do you all use trim head screws or normal bugle head screws to fasten cabinets together? I have always used trim head to hide to screw. Just wondering if bugle head would be better.
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Old 02-28-2011, 05:13 PM   #2
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I am not talking cabinet to wall i am talking about cabinet to cabinet through the stile. I always use grks or fast caps to screw into studs.
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Sorry about that. Trim head here, whatever I can do to make the fasteners as nearly invisible as possible. They shouldn't need to have an incredible amount of holding power.
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I always used "cabinet" screws, but now that you mention it,
you guys might have me rethinking it the next time I need to do it.

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I use GRK exclusively, including their trim screws for cab to cab mating. Those along with the "Pony Cabinet Clamps" (Google it) makes for a perfect installation. They not only clamp the cabs together, they also line up the faces. On a second note, just putting my two cents in (new to here) I don't use the prepacked 2" wide shims to level base cabinets. Granite tops are heavy and the sides of the cabinets tend to mold to these narrow shim pieces. This leads to stressing the top. I use the bundled shims, they have more surface.
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I use GRK exclusively, including their trim screws for cab to cab mating. Those along with the "Pony Cabinet Clamps" (Google it) makes for a perfect installation. They not only clamp the cabs together, they also line up the faces.
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I use these screws for hanging cabinets.



Use these for connecting cabinets.
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Trim heads (grk) for stile to stile. Try to get them under the hinges, angle top and/or bottom. Sometimes mid stile. Color match Mohawk stiks fill the counter sink on obvious ones almost disappear.
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Angus is 100& on this one- if you use anything else...well, you just wouldn't want to!
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What size for the stiles? 8x2, 8x2.5?

Couldn't find the GRK 3" cab screws anywhere in Atlanta, even after calling the rep. He kinda made it sound like no one really uses them cause they're not familiar with the best.

These are for my kitchen I'm doing myself, used the 3" Grip Rite exteriors, grabbed great.
Now just gotta find & know what size trim heads to pull the faces together.
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hello, :tap::tap::tap: is this thing on? Anyone, best size trim head to pull the stiles together?
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Assuming you have 1 1/2" stiles you would use the 2 1/2" GRKs. I only install one lower at a time and then tie the stiles together, then the next lower etc... As for the uppers, I install them first and I do so as a unit. So I join them all together, then install the lot. All the doors, and shelves are removed and I have the screws in the back waiting for when we lift it. Best to have everything done before getting the unit in the air.
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2 1/2" here
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Thanks! I'll get the 2.5's tomorrow.

I'm doing these by myself, so it's one at a time. Got all the uppers up, except one over the fridge. Previous owner must have had a Jenn-Air or Sub-Zero, the outlet is about 8' up the wall.

I assembled these in my l/r and I think I might have to dis-assemble part of the corner base, think it's too big to get thru the doorway from the d/r to the kitchen.

I do wallcovering and originally from Fla where I helped a buddy who does high-end cabinets & furniture. That experience is all coming back (except for the screw size), and I'm actually having fun.

Thanks again!
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I use glue and dowels




JK trim heads work the best, and I love my cabinet claws (pony clamps) for positioning

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