Originally Posted by mbgonzomd
What type of screws should I use for attaching the cabinets together (deck, drywall, other)? There are some screws that came with the cabinet that I assume are for attaching them to the wall.
To attach the cabinets together you can use fine thread drywall screws, just make sure to predrill the holes, if you can, use a countersink bit and set the screws just below the wood surface.
Depending on the manufacturer of the cabinets, the screws they send tend to have soft heads and are easily stripped.
If I go to a home store I look for "Tek" screws. Good quality from Germany.
Failing that I get some of the gold 3" or 2.5" exterior screws and some trim washers which are usually in the same isle.
Predrilling takes out alot of swearing and broken screws.
Install the uppers first so you are not reaching.
Make some T Braces out of 2x4's close to the height of where the cabinets will be, just like a 3rd hand, you can shim them up to the desired height when the cabinets are sitting on them.
Just watch they dont tip over.