Stainless steel is an alloy consisting mainly of iron, chromium, nickel and carbon. It is a mix and therefore a weaker material than normal steel, but it is weather resistant and suitable for outdoor use. It doesn’t corrode easily, except under special circumstances like when it is exposed to chlorine.

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.