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spiragui 01-25-2011 06:04 PM

Knock-down fasteners

In the next couple of weeks I am going to be remodelling a walk-in closet and a pantry, and would like to create a system something similar to what the big companies offer using pre-drilled panels and the cam-style knock down fittings. Unfortunately none of the pre-fabbed systems will work straight out of the box, as the shelves are always too narrow etc.

The problem is that I can't find a source for the knockdown fittings. I probably can't name a manufacturer, so I'll describe the fitting instead. It has a pin which you screw into the pre-drilled upright holes, and then there is a cam-type fitting that fits into a hole in the shelf. The particular design I would like to use permits the shelf to be slotted onto the pins from above. The manufacturer only sells wholesale, and no re-sellers stock the part in quantities smaller than ~500.

I guess if I can't source these fittings then I'll just have to use biscuits, but then I'm stuck with a particular configuration and can't assemble in-situ (access in the rooms is awkward, and would prefer in-situ assembly).

Another problem is that one of the walls in the pantry is at 45 degrees, so some kind of locking shelf pins would be required if I wanted to have adjustable shelves.

I guess I could also buy the pre-fab kits just for the fasteners, but that seems kinda stoopid too.

Anyone have any ideas / alternatives?


firehawkmph 01-25-2011 09:41 PM

How about using metal shelf standards?

Mike Hawkins:)

Jackofall1 01-25-2011 09:44 PM

Did you try and contact I**a, not 100% sure, but I believe they sell those over the service counter.


Try this -

spiragui 01-26-2011 11:29 AM


Perfect! I've never come across that Woodworkers hardware site before, but it's fantastic. Those connectors are exactly what I was looking for.


Thanks for the replies guys. The reason I don't want to use normal shelf standards is because one of the walls is at 45 degrees so if the shelf gets nudged it could possibly fall off the standards altogether.


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