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#1 posted 05-15-2017 05:09 PM

To me it feels like if you do that then you’re putting the chairs on a clock. With bar stools especially they can get loosened fast with people climbing up on them, adjusting their weight, hopping down off them over and over. I bought cheap bar stools for my kitchen when we moved in that were solid wood but screwed (or in some cases dominoed) together, and I’ve been fighting them since. Every few months I tighten up all the screws and bolts, but they work their way loose. My project for the summer is gonna be a new set I think.

If you do choose to go the pocketscrew route I’d make sure that you consider the stresses that will be placed on each joint, both under weight and as a shearing force when people shift around, or jump off or on. You may save yourself a headache with a little forethought. Good luck!!

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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