News & Views Issue 88: Elusive Bolts

I ran into a problem while gathering materials to build the Super Serving Tray. The author calls for “1/4-20 × 1-1/2" washer-head connector bolts.” But I have searched high and low and can’t find these fasteners. Any suggestions?

—Ronald Wood, Georgetown, TX

Serving Tray author Willie Sandry replies:

As noted in the Buyer’s Guide on page 62, a 10-piece set is available for $12.24 at Alternatively, you can check your local hardware store. These fasteners are typically sold as “furniture connector bolts.” If you can’t find 1-1/2" (38 mm), 1-9/16" (40 mm) will work for this project. If you choose metric, make sure your threaded inserts match.

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