Fastening tops plinths etc

Secured tops of solid wood liable to shrink across the width are fixed by screwing to the front rail (189:1) and slot screwing at the back. The centres can be held down by wood buttons (189:3A), or alternatively the centre can be screwed and the front and rear slot screwed; however, excessive shrinkage might show at the front if the top overhangs the rail to a marginal extent only. Prefabricated wood tops can be screwed direct for the shrinkage is negligible. Loose plinths are pocket screwed as in 189:2, and (A) shows the angle to the fixing screws, or they can be secured with metal shrinkage plates (189:4). Table-tops can be attached with wood buttons free-sliding in grooves (189:3A), with the thickness of the buttons slightly less than the depth below the top and the groove, so that the top is pulled down tight as the buttons are screwed on. Metal shrinkage plates can also be used (189:4), and (A) shows the flat variety which are cut in flush on the rail top, and (B) the angled form screwed on. Two slots are usually provided to each plate, and the screws must be placed so that the top is free to slide across the width (189:4).

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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