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Desk Top Fasteners, 8-Pack

Securely fasten wooden tops to your desks and occasional tables, while also allowing for seasonal wood movement.
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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
(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''
Hardware Type Fasteners
4.3 / 5.0
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Desktop fastners
Theyu do the job well
November 19, 2019
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Good stuff
Nice, tight fit and finish.
November 4, 2019
11 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Nice product
September 30, 2019
9 months ago
Figure 8 desk top slab fasteners
If you want to attach a glued up top to a solid wood base, and there is a cross grain situation involved, these connectors will connect the two securely while allowing for seasonal wood movement, preventing splitting. This kit includes screws, nothing else to buy. Best to make a mortise for these so the slab is flush with the base.
September 6, 2019
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Fantastic product!
Recently build a live edge coffee table and couldn't figure out the best way to attach the top. A quick search sent me looking for these. They worked like a charm. The fasteners are hidden unless you lay under the table and the connection is rock solid. I only used half the package for this project; I'm looking forward to finding another project for the rest of them.
August 13, 2019
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great Fasteners
These little fasteners are easy to install and do a great job of securing a table top or seat.
August 2, 2019
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
new desk for study
Fasteners worked great to hold the top of the desk onto the Frame. this is the 3rd time that I have used these to attach a top to a project
July 22, 2019
7 months ago
They work great! Just what I hoped for!
June 19, 2019
8 months ago
Great for fastening shelves and table tops.
April 13, 2019
9 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Cabinet top 8 fasteners
Needed a way for one of my students to fasten a top for his new bookcase.
April 1, 2019
over 5 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Because perfect way to attach table top
Bud G on Jan 13, 2020
recommended in the Woodsmith desk plan
Scott S on Jan 2, 2020
Because perfect way to attach table top
Bud G on Jan 13, 2020
These are great for handling seasonal wood movement!
Kim S on Jan 7, 2020
recommended in the Woodsmith desk plan
Scott S on Jan 2, 2020
use them all the time for fastening table top to cabinet case. Very easy to use
James C on Dec 18, 2019
Corner hutch
Jerry G on Dec 8, 2019
Great way to account for wood movement when attaching large tops.
Charles R on Nov 29, 2019
i used them before and I like them
Sam N on Nov 3, 2019
Work great on table tops.
rtstel on Nov 2, 2019
Have used these in the past, very high quality. Use them for Guitar Pedal Boards.
William B on Oct 4, 2019
These will allow inevitable movement in a wooden table top over time.
Adam Z on Sep 28, 2019
future project, narrow top
Gary M on Sep 23, 2019
My teacher, who is a professional woodworker, uses them to fasten legs to table tops and maybe other things. My table was a small one, so not sure it would work for a large table but who knows. He did say that the screws that come with the figure eights are not the best.
Anna Mae D on Sep 2, 2019
for a project
Mike M on Aug 25, 2019
Use them for stools, table top fastest slip from slots with constant use, these won’t.
Ricardo S on Aug 17, 2019
Seems to work well for a desk that I have
B S on Aug 11, 2019
Needed for current nightstand build
Mark F on Jul 29, 2019
They are just right for my needs.
Stewart B on Jul 24, 2019
My favorite way to fasten solid wood tops in place
Todd F on Jun 24, 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<br />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
These are great for handling seasonal wood movement!
Kim S on Jan 7, 2020
use them all the time for fastening table top to cabinet case. Very easy to use
James C on Dec 18, 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
Has anyone used these to secure a farmhouse table top? Top is made with 2 x and the base has 4x4 chunky legs and a 2 x 4 apron.
Claudia G on Sep 5, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I used them to secure the top of a flat table desk weighing about 40 lbs. If the table top is thicker than 3/4 ", using longer screws than the ones provided will strengthen the assembly considerably. Dan
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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