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Securely fasten wooden tops to your desks and occasional tables, while also allowing for seasonal wood movement.

Desk Top Fasteners, 8-Pack

Item #
21650
Rating:
86% of 100
Desk Top Fasteners, 8-Pack Desk Top Fasteners, 8-Pack
Desk Top Fasteners, 8-Pack
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Our figure-8 fasteners are an ideal way of attaching wooden tops to your desks and tables, while also allowing for seasonal expansion and contraction of the wood. These fasteners are made of heavy gauge steel, nearly an 1/8'' thick. Thanks to their flat bearing surfaces and circular ends, the figure-eight clips can easily pivot in their recesses when the top moves, which helps to prevent splitting. To allow for more wood movement on larger tops, they are best used in end aprons only. Each desktop fastener is countersunk for screw heads in opposing directions. Installation is easy—simply use a Forstner bit or router to create a small recess for each fastener. 12'' spacing is recommended.

(8) Desk Top Fasteners
(8) #6 x 5/8''L Flathead Screws
More Information
Brand Rockler
Weight 0.1500
Tech Spec
  • Material: Steel
  • Overall Dimensions: 1-3/16'' x 11/16''
  • Thickness: 7/64''
Technical Documents
Hardware Type Fasteners
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Got the job done, happy this hardware was available.
October 15, 2018
Purchased
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Desk top fasteners
I have never used this it was my first time and I have to say I will use them more and more on many projects it was perfect thanks
August 17, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
I like the ease of which it can be attached. It gives enough movement to make up for the movement of the wood. I have recommended it to friends.
August 6, 2018
Purchased
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
simple, strong, well finished.
Really well made, nice polish, strong and simple to install. It's used on a 40" five drawer solid walnut dresser. For a better idea we'll know in a few years once it's been dragged across the carpet
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August 3, 2018
Purchased
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Right time and place for me.
Once again I needed some simple hardware fast and Rockler had the figure 8 fastener on the shelf, thank you. None of the big stores stock this type of hardware.
July 12, 2018
Purchased
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Desk Top Fasteners
With a flat bottomed forstner bit drill a shallow indentation, the thicknes of the fastener, and drive the screws. Just don't tighten them too tight. With slight force you should be able to rotate the fastener, so they can adjust for expansion. Easily done, easily put out of sight.
May 25, 2018
Purchased
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Worked as designed.
May 9, 2018
Purchased
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
works great
I have used this and other Rockler products for many of my projects. Always as presented with great results.
May 7, 2018
Purchased
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great product, easy to use and very useful. Will order more.
I will order more of these for future products.
April 22, 2018
Purchased
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Reliable quick service
Quick service.. exactly what I ordered
April 9, 2018
Purchased
8 months ago
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Why did you choose this?
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Work good. I have used them before.
Tim J on Nov 16, 2018
hard to find parts in retail america
Dan H on Sep 30, 2018
Work good. I have used them before.
Tim J on Nov 16, 2018
For a furniture project
Juggler on Nov 15, 2018
hard to find parts in retail america
Dan H on Sep 30, 2018
to provide extra safety for a wall unit
Earle N on Aug 10, 2018
Building Tables. Haven't used this type of fastener before. I want to compare these to the Table Top Fasteners which I have used before
James D on Aug 7, 2018
Needed for table top
Alfred H on Aug 6, 2018
Needed to secure top to Arts and Craft Hall Cabinet
project.
Michael G on Jul 16, 2018
I don't want the desk top to split
Rodney B on Jul 3, 2018
Recommended by Chris Salomone on youtube.
Josh S on Jul 2, 2018
Finishing an end table project. Good for fastening tabletop to legs
Brian H on Jun 27, 2018
used them previously, good way to attach desk/table tops without visible screws.
Kyle H on Jun 27, 2018
used it before several times
Jere B on Jun 5, 2018
Just what I needed
JOHN C on May 28, 2018
I have used them before, and needed more.
Michael L on May 25, 2018
Best way to attach table tops of all kinds. I use it to secure my live edge tops.
Ralph M on May 5, 2018
required by the plans
Thomas B on Apr 30, 2018
video demo
Charles W on Apr 30, 2018
needed product to finish project
Galen H on Apr 16, 2018
Easy way to attach
Thomas C on Apr 6, 2018
used for years to attach table top to base
James C on Apr 1, 2018
used previously
William L on Mar 30, 2018
Making furniture
Jerry O on Mar 25, 2018
Use with custom peg board tool holders
William L on Feb 10, 2018
Attaching vertical material to horizontal material for a closet build out.
Steve J on Jan 29, 2018
Building a table
John P P on Jan 22, 2018
I use the for fastening tops to smaller tables.
Susan H on Jan 10, 2018
Best way to connect tops. By far
Charles L on Jan 9, 2018
In order to fasten the top to the table I am building. I like these type better than others.
Dms on Jan 7, 2018
I need to attach the top of the desk to the base.
Martin H on Dec 22, 2017
Have used Figure 8 fasteners for many years-quick, simple and reliable.
Daniel L on Nov 17, 2017
need
David G on Nov 12, 2017
Easy to use
Chris U on Nov 9, 2017
working on a small table top, planning to use them to hold down top and still allow wood to move
Teddy G on Oct 10, 2017
I teach woodworking and this is a great way to attach tops to bases. The wood can move, it is easy to do, it is quick, and it looks clean.
carter s on Sep 11, 2017
ordered before for a different project and worked very well
Richard C on Aug 18, 2017
I'm mounting a solid 2 inch thick oak desktop to the desk and need to to move with the season and not split.
Trevor Z on Jul 14, 2017
Quick and easy!
Judy B on Jun 30, 2017
They work, simple to use.
MARK L on Jun 28, 2017
WE HAVE STOCKED THESE IN THE PAST, AND A CUSTOMER REQUESTED MORE. THANKS
Ginger C on Jun 14, 2017
to attach a top..
Rolf N on Jun 1, 2017
Needed to mount two small desk tops and could not find locally.
Colton B on May 22, 2017
They are for student projects in a high school industrial arts program.
Craig Wiley C on May 17, 2017
Because I misplaced the ones I had.
Wayne S on May 2, 2017
Need to make it easy to fasten a table top to cabinets. I plan on using 8 - 12 for the table top to make sure it is secure.
Jeffrey H on Apr 27, 2017
Future use
Lloyd S on Apr 26, 2017
I saw this set on ask This Old House and I have not been able to find it anywhere locally.
William J on Apr 26, 2017
I've used these before. Easy to install. Give firm attachment to the desk top, and prevent cracks from wood on contraction/expansion.
Thomas G on Apr 16, 2017
have used them before
Dave D on Apr 9, 2017
These are the best option for attaching tops to desk cabinets to allow for seasonal variations.
John W on Apr 9, 2017
making furniture
KEVIN S on Apr 5, 2017
For a furniture project
Juggler on Nov 15, 2018
to provide extra safety for a wall unit
Earle N on Aug 10, 2018
What is the best style of table top fastener for high humidity outdoor climates? The circle 8 style (Rockler item no. 21650) or the Z style clip (Rockler item #: 34215 )? Do any of these come in stainless steel to avoid rust?
Richard P on Feb 4, 2016
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BEST ANSWER: Prefer the Desk Top fastener. Table I made was an inside table so don't know how good it would be for high humidity. Not sure if it stainless steel
Can you use these fasteners with threaded inserts and bolts so the piece can be disassembled for moving/storage?
Matthew C on Dec 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Not sure but they worked great for hanging up a wooden coat rack. We screwed one side into the rack in line with the studs on the wall and then put screws in the studs and are able to take on and off. Hope that helps.
Is there an instruction sheet to attach fasteners?
kathy s on Oct 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: On the web page for this product on Rockler's website you will find a technical download PHF on the right hand side just a little way down the page
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