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.

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