Screws are probably the most commonly used fastener for woodworking. It is a metal pin with a head and tapered shafts that, clamps two pieces of wood together. There are different types of screws available for different purposes.

Brass is an alloy of copper and zink. It is stronger than copper, but softer than some grades of steel. Brass doesn’t corrode (rust) easily and can be used outdoors. Screws can be made of solid brass or brass-plated. When the screw is brass plated, it will rust more easily because the layer of brass will eventually peel off and leave the inner steel to rust.