Aren't those super small screws so annoying when you're trying to assemble furniture and accessories? We offer up a few tips for dealing with small screws when you're at your wit's end.
Small screws are one thing, but screws that are the size of a grain of rice? Now those are frustrating. Photo: gribley, Flickr
DIY Life reader Jesse Schmitt has had it *up to here* with the teeny tiny screws
that come with his ready-to-assemble furniture. Jesse says:
It seems to me that everything that "requires some assembly" also requires the superhuman ability to carefully handle objects the size of your eyelash. And I don't know what perverse law of physics controls tiny objects, but they always manage not just to fall, but to fling themselves from your grasp into a shag rug or vat of lava or something. Some manufacturers are starting to include spare screws for people like me. But any given DIY project includes at least a 10-minute search-and-rescue operation for Tiny Part 00b-4X.
We hear you, Jesse! In fact, we're excited to announce our new column here on DIY Life; we're calling it "My DIY Dilemma" -- and your little DIY nuisance is our first topic!
In the following video, DIYer Danny Lipford and his right hand man show you two cool tricks for working with very small screws. They're both simple and effective. Try them out and tell us what you think!
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