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Tips for Using Fasteners as Temporary Joints

Knock-down fasteners create temporary joints for furniture. They have long been used on store-bought bookcases and decks. Here are several examples of knock-down fasteners that can be used in projects.

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The cam drops into a hole in one board. The screw is then threaded through the second board. The stud on the end of the screw fits into a hole in the first board and into the opening in the cam nut. Turn the cam piece with a screwdriver locking it onto the stud and pulling the joint together.

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