What's the difference between countersink vs counterbore? How do you make these holes in wood, and why? Find the answers here!

A countersink hole is an angled or conical hole that allows you to drop the head of the screw below the surface of the wood.

Use countersinking to hide flat head screws at or just below the surface of the wood. Then fill with wood putty.

Anytime you drive screws, you should consider drilling countersink holes first. It gives a more finished appearance

A counterbore hole is a cylindrical hole with a flat bottom that can be used to hide screws or bolts deeper inside the wood.

Counterboring is used for hiding the head of a bolt or socket head cap screw.

Counterboring is a good option for furniture you may want to disassemble in the future, such as a large bed.

It is also used in conjunction with a washer to prevent a pan head screw from getting pulled into the wood.

Which to use really depends on your project and how you want it to look.