These wood screws are much more superior than any at the local hardware store. The are made to go in easy and hold tight. The screw is not round but oval and that makes them work well for securing the shelving.
March 25, 2013
I noticed that these screws have threads the full length of the screw. The older screws had a 3/4" shank that was unthreaded. Doesn't sound like much, but the new screws are much easier to tighten than the old. I love it when changes to the product actually result in an improvement. Now a tip that I have used for years. After you drill the 1/8" hole for the screw, spray WD-40 in the screw hole. Wipe off any excess WD-40 with a paper towel. This will make the screw much easier to insert and won't affect the holding power of the screw.
March 13, 2013
Comparatively expensive, but convenient
These wood screws are expensive compared to their hardware store counterparts, but they work very well in studs when hanging the elfa system, and are convenient to buy at The Container Store at the same time you purchase the rest of the system.
April 27, 2012
Screws are screws, but these are clearly top notch. Yes they are pricey, but do you want your shelves or closet to come crashing down? They bite the wood studs very well, and the soap trick works wonders. Use a good drill!
March 19, 2012