Figure "8" Desk Top Fasteners - 10 Piece
Wood can move as much as 1/8" across a single 12" board. Luckily these 14-gauge steel HIGHPOINT® Figure 8 Fasteners are made to reduce the effects of this movement on a wood joint. Typically used to connect an apron to a surface, these fasteners have a multitude of other uses....
- Helps reduce the effects of natural wood movement
- Typically used to connect an apron to a surface
- Screws are included
- Fastener Length: 1-1/4"
- Fastener Width: 5/8"
- (10) Figure "8" Desk Top Fasteners with screws
- We suggest using a 11/16" forstner bit to install the hardware.
I tried to install 6 of these fasteners on an oak table, and even though I drilled pilot holes, 3 of the screws snapped, leaving a wasteland of steel stubs buried in my table apron. I even tried installing one screw with a manual screwdriver instead of a power driver, and I snapped the screw pretty easily with my own modest strength. And even when the screws did go in properly, the countersink on the fastener is just a rounded edge, not a true countersink, so the screw heads don't sit flat.