I used these tapered connectors to...
Posted March 12, 2008
I used these tapered connectors to hang three cornices. I created a 1/4" set back to hold the female end. When hanging on the wall the connectors slid together easily for a secure connection.
Just what I needed
Posted December 7, 2013
I was building a four post bed and needed a way to connect the headboard and footboard to the posts that would be easy to disconnect and would also be hidden. I went with these and cut a shallow mortise into the bed posts. Perfect! They lock in tight and come apart without any fuss.
After belatedly reading the instructions -...
Posted January 23, 2011
After belatedly reading the instructions - which are not packaged with the connectors, but can be found on the Rockler web site under "Tech Info" - I've discovered that most, if not all, of the criticisms in my 1/17/2011 review were not warranted. Although I used #8 pan head screws for both parts, the instructions specify the use of #8's for the female part and #6's for the male part. My only remaining reservation about them is that I had to shorten the male part by @ 1/4" so it would not hit the head of the #8 bottom screw in the female part. Perhaps using a #6 screw there would have solved that problem. All that being said, I would not hesitate to recommend these connectors if you're looking for a strong, easy to disassemble joint. Unlike the computer table in the background of my picture - which was assembled in the room with glued mortise and tenon joints at each end of the long aprons, weighs a ton, and will have to be turned up on end to get it out of the room - the table/desk in the foreground can be quickly broken down into 6 easily moved components by removing the 8 screws and clips securing the top, removing the two pegs wedged into each end of the shelf, and tapping up on the connectors at each end to remove the front and rear aprons.