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Old 10-01-2013, 04:37 PM   #1
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How to join top shelf to side boards in closet?


Hi there,

I'd like to build a closet shelving case using predrilled laminated boards at HomeDepot. I'm trying to figure out how to join the top & bottom shelf to the side boards.

I took a picture of my existing closet cabinet. The top & bottom shelves are screwed to the side boards. As you can see in the picture here at http://i44.tinypic.com/1zmmiky.jpg. But I don't know what this type of screw is called. Can you help identify it? Or do you have other better ways to join the top & bottom shelf to the side boards?

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You'll find at HD and Lowe's little metal pegs that are intended to be inserted into the holes in your cabinet. They'll have a short piece which will stand proud of the wall....your shelf will sit on the peg. Four for each shelf.

They're designed with all the holes so you can decide how many and how much space between each shelf
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That you for the reply! But the pegs you mentioned are for the adjustable middle shelves. I want the top & bottom shelves connected to the side boards permanently. I'd like to find out what type of the screw is used here to attach the top shelf to the side boards.
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Chances are that those....sigh, I can't recall the name. They're designed to connect two perpendicular pieces of wood together. If I'm seeing what I think I am.

Big box store will have some. Also, Kreg screws would work.
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Is it a cam lock screw I know the box stores have these. ?
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It is cam lock and bolt! Thank you so much!
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Thank you, Reno. The name had escaped me
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