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Types of Knock Down Cabinet Hardware

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Types of Knock Down Cabinet Hardware - Handyman

Knock down furniture (KD) is furniture, which is ready to be assembled once you buy it and take it home. It is more affordable than other types of furniture and is specially designed for customer convenience. This goes for knock down cabinet hardware, as well.

The term knock down suggests that this type of furniture can be assembled, disassembled, and reassembled at will. It comes with pre-drilled holes, and parts can be connected with the help of fasteners included in the cabinet or furniture pack. Fasteners are made in such a way as to allow part connection and disconnection.

If you want to refurbish your kitchen, for instance, or install new cabinets, and plan to use one of many available knock down options, it’s useful to know a few things about knock down cabinet hardware.

What Are the Most Common Types of Knock Down Cabinet Hardware?

The components of knock down cabinets are packed together with the necessary assembly instructions and specific hardware. You can even install them yourself!

KD fasteners are hardware components that are used to assemble the parts of knock down cabinets or furniture. The most common types of knock down cabinet hardware or fasteners include:

Cross Dowel Fasteners

They are suitable for butt joints, which don’t involve much strain.

Draw Bolt Fasteners

These are intended for heavy-duty purposes, as they can provide more support.

Connector Bolts

These fasteners are made of a bolt and a cap nut. They can be used in the visible parts of your cabinets without impairing the aesthetics of your furniture.

Other types of knock down hardware you might come across when installing KD furniture and cabinets are zip bolts, rail bolts, mitre connectors, three wing tee nuts, threaded inserts and all fasteners.

Need Assistance?

If you need help installing your knock down cabinets or furniture, TalkLocal is here to put you in touch with a skillful handyman who can get the job done on your schedule. Just give us a call and we’ll do the rest.