Building shelves in enclosed.. what screws to use?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by mrusk, Mar 16, 2006.

  1. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,260

    I'm going to build shelves/work benches in my enclosed trailer this weekend. I was wondering what kind of screws i want to use to screw into the wall studs and floor joist.

    Oh yea, i will post pics when i am done!

  2. Az Gardener

    Az Gardener LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,899

    I use the self taping sheet metal screws with the hex heads, be sure to hit the metal support ribs. Shelves across the front is good where you can wedge the shelf from one wall to another and support with legs attached to the floor and wall. Wood to wood types of things work themselves loose. I like to use angle brackets to attach wood to wood.
  3. jblawns123

    jblawns123 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 340

    If you have plywood sides inside (which I highly recommend) use sheetrock screws and PL400 construction adhesive.

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