closeup of base of knob

tiny screw

detail at base of knob

The baby screws in pic were screwed in but the depth is tiny... I looked up fasteners but they didn't look right. I will take a pic of drawers as well. Don't know what fasteners are really so I don't know how to use them or what kind of buy or anything. What kind of fasteners are these and how do I find more?

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    A picture would be of help. Edit the question to add it. Commented May 10 at 3:51
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    Without a pic we are guessing. Even with a picture it would be impossible to tell what thread is needed if the attachment is a screw. Our only advice would be "get the correct size screws." The best advice is for you to take the knobs to a hardware store, ( not a big box orange or blue store). Have the helpful people there find what you need. Help them by knowing what the thickness of the drawer front is.
    – RMDman
    Commented May 10 at 10:15
  • Take the knob to the hardware store, preferably, a small, locally-owned one (a big-box will do). Either ask the guy behind the counter or try the knob on the "thread identifier" board that's located near the screws. That'll tell you the thread & pitch. Then, you need a screw long enough to go through the drawer face and into the knob, but not so long that it'll bottom out in the knob before getting tight.
    – FreeMan
    Commented May 10 at 19:04

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Without a photo I have to guess, but... Typically these attach with bolts extending through the drawer front from inside. If you take the knob to a hardware store you should be able to find the right size and thread of bolt; using that information and the thickness of the drawer front you should be able to make a reasonable guess at the appropriate bolt length. If in doubt, err on the short side.

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    In metric land, M4 would be a good first guess.
    – Chris H
    Commented May 10 at 10:36
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    Modern non-metric 8-32 is the other first guess. Commented May 10 at 11:52

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