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Forum topic by 1thumb posted 07-05-2018 11:34 AM 387 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-05-2018 11:34 AM

only have 1/2” of threaded rod exposed. Why? I could use T nuts to attach to 3/4” false bottom but don’t really want to. I’m hoping to find 1” of threads exposed, drill out bottom, attach, then cover w/false bottom. Any suggestions?


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#1 posted 07-05-2018 11:46 AM

because there is a metal part that goes with the feet to accept the bolt.

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in the furniture parts section of the store, you can find longer bolts.
if that is what you need. you can also remove the existing bolt and
drill the hole larger and epoxy in some all-thread to the size you need.
(or cut off a bolt head if you don’t have all-thread).

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#2 posted 07-05-2018 11:53 AM

Metal part doesn’t come with it, John. Was hoping for one step attachment, but will look for applicable T-nuts. Want simple, sturdy and fast. Thanks for reply

Edit: Pic you posted just appeared. Saw those, may work, using small bun feet, but that may do it. Thanks

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#3 posted 07-05-2018 11:57 AM

you have to purchase the metal part separate.
also, larger lag bolts are available.

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#4 posted 07-05-2018 12:25 PM

Been a finish carpenter for decades, built 100’s of built ins, mantles, etc., but never a freestanding thing. Worried about my original plan of drilling hole in false bottom, install feet, tighten with nut. Comes loose somehow I’m screwed. But I will endeavor to persevere. Thanks, John

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#5 posted 07-05-2018 12:28 PM



Been a finish carpenter for decades, built 100 s of built ins, mantles, etc., but never a freestanding thing. Worried about my original plan of drilling hole in false bottom, install feet, tighten with nut. Comes loose somehow I m screwed. But I will endeavor to persevere. Thanks, John

- 1thumb

If you do decide to go that route, put some red Locktite on the threads. That should prevent any loosening. You could also epoxy the nut in place after you tighten things up.

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#6 posted 07-05-2018 12:38 PM

Good advice. Thanks

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#7 posted 07-05-2018 12:53 PM

the thing about the square metal plate is that makes the feet removable
for storage or shipping (when you move).
IF they ever come loose, just turn by hand to tighten it back up.
furniture feet is not something that gets a lot of movement to come loose in the first place.
good luck in your project !!

-- I am a painter. That's what I do. I paint things --

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