Deck screws are the best way to secure small branches and limbs, while carriage bolts
work best for poles larger than 21/2 inches in diameter.
To duplicate this feature, I installed a 1/4" carriage bolt
with a spring under the head.
An impact gun is usually necessary to tighten the carriage bolts
Before attaching legs to board with wood screws, carriage bolts
must be inserted in holes.
are large-diameter bolts with rounded heads and square shoulders and are used for connecting structural pieces.
lag screws on the outside edges and 1/4 x 1-in, carriage bolts
through the cabinet bottom on the inside edges.
If you use bolts, choose carriage bolts
the lengths shown in the diagram.
If you want the strongest possible workbench, get out your drill and use 3/8-inchdiameter carriage bolts
instead of the second screws.
Eight carriage bolts
secure a platform to the timbers and the blind is fastened to the platform using just 12 screws.
The iron swing hangers are bolted completely through the swing beams with locking carriage bolts
, while main fort supports use heavy duty bolt and lag screw construction.
4-2" x 5/16" carriage bolts
(to attach and detach seat)
Insert half-inch diameter carriage bolts
through the holes and connect.