4 Types of Structural Wood Screws for Any Project


Starborn Structural Code Compliant Wood Screws are designed for professional builders as an alternative to traditional lag screws and through-bolts with no predrilling required.

These structural screws are designed for multipurpose, deck ledger and multi-ply connections. They can be used in a variety of applications or constructions, including deck ledgers, deck substructures, landscape timbers, fences, pergolas, carrying beams, timber frames, and more. The 4 types of Starborn Structural Wood Screws that can be used in any structural application include:

Starborn Structural Screws Line

Starborn Structural Screws Line

1. Structural H19

Starborn Structural H19 Screws are designed for wood-to-wood connections in a variety of applications including decking, fencing, pergolas, landscape timbers, timber framing, and more.

  • IRC/IBC code compliant
  • No pre-drilling
  • Comparable to 3/8″ lag screws
  • 0.19″ shank diameter
  • 5/16″ hex head for maximum drivability
  • Tri-Forge Point provides a fast start, minimal splitting, and reduced driving torque
  • Speed-Knurl reduces friction on the unthreaded shank for faster installation
  • Black exterior grade coating with high-adhesion (an ACQ approved alternative to hot-dip galvanized coatings)
Starborn Structural H19 Screws

Starborn Structural H19 Screws

2. Structural H23

Starborn Structural H23 Screws are specifically designed to attach deck ledgers to rim joists.

  • IRC/IBC code compliant
  • No pre-drilling
  • Comparable to 1/2″ lag screws
  • 0.23″ shank diameter
  • 3/8″ hex head for maximum drivability
  • Tri-Forge Point provides a fast start, minimal splitting, and reduced driving torque
  • Speed-Knurl reduces friction on the unthreaded shank for faster installation
  • Black exterior grade coating with high-adhesion (an ACQ approved alternative to hot-dip galvanized coatings)
Starborn Structural H23 Screws

Starborn Structural H23 Screws

3. Structural F23

Starborn Structural F23 Screws are designed for heavy-duty framing applications including decking, fencing, pergolas, landscape timbers, timber framing, and more.

  • IRC/IBC code compliant
  • No pre-drilling
  • Comparable to 1/2″ lag screws
  • 0.23″ shank diameter
  • T40 star drive head eliminates cam-out
  • Tri-Forge Point provides a fast start, minimal splitting, and reduced driving torque
  • Speed-Knurl reduces friction on the unthreaded shank for faster installation
  • Black exterior grade coating with high-adhesion (an ACQ approved alternative to hot-dip galvanized coatings)
Starborn Structural F23 Screws

Starborn Structural F23 Screws

4. Structural F23-E & F23-W

Starborn Structural F23-E Screws and F23-W Screws are specifically designed for interior multi-ply beam connections. F23-E screws are designed to fasten LVL, LSL, and PSL multi-ply beams. F23-W screws are designed to fasten 2x sawn lumber multi-ply beams

  • No pre-drilling
  • Alternative to nails and through-bolts
  • 0.23″ shank diameter
  • T40 star drive head eliminates cam-out
  • Tri-Forge Point provides a fast start, minimal splitting, and reduced driving torque
  • Speed-Knurl reduces friction on the unthreaded shank for faster installation
  • Thread design prevents board jacking
  • Gray e-coat finish with lubricated top-coat for interior use only
Starborn Structural F23-E Screws

Starborn Structural F23-E Screws

Starborn Structural wood screws are fully tested and certified for code compliance. Their unique features of increased starting speed and reduced driving torque will save time and reduce labor on the job site. They are also designed to a higher specification for shear, tensile, and wood-to-wood connection strength. Other key features of Starborn Structural screws are the unique Tri-Forge Point that cleanly and efficiently bores through sawn lumber or engineered wood products, the Speed-Knurl that reduces friction on the unthreaded shank of the screw, and a specially formulated lubricious topcoat.

All Starborn Structural screws are also corrosion-resistant with Structural H19, H23, and F23 screws featuring a black exterior coating that is a code-compliant alternative to hot-dip galvanizing. This coating is approved for use in ACQ, Fire Retardant Treated (FRT), and other pressure-treated lumbers. Structural F23-E and F23-W screws feature a gray e-coat finish designed for interior use only.

Shop Starborn Structural Code Compliant Wood Screws and other home improvement products at diyhomecenter.com. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave them below.

 

Starborn Industries Screws and Fasteners – Now Available at DIY Home Center


DIY Home Center is thrilled to announce that we have just started carrying quality products by Starborn Industries. We think Starborn fasteners and screws are a great addition to our wide selection of decking products. At DIY Home Center, we are committed to being your one-stop resource for all of the materials you need to create a beautiful, luxurious deck.

Pro Plug System

The Starborn Pro Plug system is used for decks, trim and wood projects, popular choices are composite deck plugs and wood deck plugs. This is a two-piece fastener system. First, you drill a long wood screw into the wood, leaving it about 1/2 below the surface. Then, you top the screw with a dab of wood glue and top with a wooden plug. Not only does this system hold the wood boards in place for years to come, it creates a smooth, seamless deck surface. You also don’t have to worry about rust stains from the screws coming into contact with rainwater and melting snow. The screws in the Starborn Pro Plug system are available in two lengths — 1 5/8″ and 2 1/2″.

Pro Plug System for PVC

Headcote Screws

Another popular Starborn product that we’ve added are Headcote screws. These fasteners are used for hardwood, cedar, redwood and pressure-treated decking. They feature color-matched heads so that the fasteners blend in with the flooring, decking or baseboards. The color finish is added using a powder-coated technique where the color actually fuses to the metal. This means that you don’t have to worry about the color chipping or flaking, even in heavy traffic areas. Starborn Headcote screws are available in many different hues.

Headcote color options

About Starborn Industries

Brooklyn-based Starborn Industries, in business since the early 1960s, has been one of the leading manufacturers of screws and fasteners since the 1980s. They were one of the first companies to recognize that wooden decks have unique needs when it comes to fasteners.

About DIY Home Center

Based in Green Bay, Wisconsin, DIY Home Center has been helping homeowners find the quality products they need for DIY projects since 2004. Fast delivery, competitive pricing and personalized service are just a few of the reasons DIY Home Center has a 98 percent satisfaction rating.

For more information, and to order quality Starborn products including, Cap-Tor xd, Deckfast and Smart-Bit for your next deck and wood projects, visit diyhomecenter.com today.