A wood screw is a thread forming screw with sharp thread at a coarse pitch. It is used for directly fastening two wood surfaces. Wood screws have a smooth shank that allows the screw to pull the two pieces of wood together for a tight joint to prevent the wood from pulling or splitting.
Wood screws are to be used when joining two pieces of wood
Wood screws also taper along the threaded portion optimizing the screws holding power in wood
Pre-drilling is required