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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

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
(16) #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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They work great! Just what I hoped for!
June 19, 2019
Purchased
4 weeks ago
Great for fastening shelves and table tops.
April 13, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Cabinet top 8 fasteners
Needed a way for one of my students to fasten a top for his new bookcase.
April 1, 2019
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
GREAT PRODUCT
I SO HAPPY WITH THESE FASENERS THEY HOLD JUST ABOUT ANYTHING YOU HANG WITH THEM AND LEAVE NO TRACE THAT THERE THERE I TELL ALL MY WOODWORKER FRIENDS ABOUT THERE WORTH IF THEY HAVE NOT DISCOVER THEM
March 14, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Worked as advertised
I used these to attach a table top to an end table I recently completed. Some of the reviews said that the screws were too small and if tightened too much they would go through the pre-made holes in the bracket. I did not find this to be the case. The screws were the perfect size. I suspect that the other reviewers did not understand that the screws should not be over-tightened so the wood movement due to expansion and contraction can take place.
January 16, 2019
Purchased
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Got the job done, happy this hardware was available.
October 15, 2018
Purchased
11 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
10 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
11 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
11 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
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
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
i picked them because i needed them and couldnt find them at the store
Bud G on May 9, 2019
They are the easiest way to connect tops to bases, meaning tables, desks or cabinets.
William J on Mar 25, 2019
i picked them because i needed them and couldnt find them at the store
Bud G on May 9, 2019
Got advice from YouTube video
Adam K on May 6, 2019
They are the easiest way to connect tops to bases, meaning tables, desks or cabinets.
William J on Mar 25, 2019
Just looking for a quick and easy way to fasten live edge coffee table tops.
Andrew R on Mar 9, 2019
Easy to use
Paul F on Feb 27, 2019
Have used them before. Work great and installation is simple.
Reed D on Feb 21, 2019
My wife asked me to order it for her...Happy Valentine's Day!
Scott D on Feb 15, 2019
Simple and attractive.
Paul K on Feb 7, 2019
plans called for it
Harold W on Jan 10, 2019
To attach table tops and to allow for wood movement.
Kevin C on Jan 4, 2019
to fasten table top.
David G on Jan 4, 2019
They work good
Taylor O on Jan 2, 2019
same reason as for the dye.
Theodore K on Jan 2, 2019
I’m building a table
Chester K on Nov 26, 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.
Me 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.
Dave 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 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
Got advice from YouTube video
Adam K on May 6, 2019
Just looking for a quick and easy way to fasten live edge coffee table tops.
Andrew R on Mar 9, 2019
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?
New User U 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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