Surface Mount Connectors

When appearance or possible obstruction is not quite as important, the surface-mount panel connectors shown at right might be the ticket. The big advantage to using this fastener is that the installation requires nothing more complicated than drilling pilot holes for the mounting screws.

Screw turns cam in housing

The locking plate is positioned and screwed to one panel. The housing is installed on the second panel to fit over it. A screw on the housing turns an internal cam that locks the two panels tightly in place.

Locking plate

Metal Biscuit Fasteners

Metal biscuit fasteners offer a slick and unique way to create a strong, hidden knock-down joint. They're easy to install and are a great choice for KD table frames or even cabinet bases.

The fastener consists of two "biscuit halves." Each half holds a pair

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Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

There are a lot of things that either needs to be repaired, or put together when youre a homeowner. If youre a new homeowner, and have just gotten out of apartment style living, you might want to take this list with you to the hardware store. From remolding jobs to putting together furniture you can use these 5 power tools to get your stuff together. Dont forget too that youll need a few extra tools for other jobs around the house.

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