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On the amazing The Fletcher Capstan Table video, I can see some very useful metal fittings, but I can't for the life of me find them anywhere. This is probably because I don't know what they're called.

Metal Biscuits

I'd describe them as metal biscuits, which allow two pieces of wood to come together edge to edge, and align perfectly flush.

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Metal biscuit joiners, according to Lee Valley Tools.

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Lamello, also offers a wide variety of biscuit type connectors.

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These are very close, but not quite the same. The ones on the Capstan Table so not need to slide to disengage. –  Rocketmagnet Aug 2 '12 at 13:32
    
I.E. the metal biscuit joiners are semi-permanent fittings, whereas the ones on the table are intended to connect and disconnect very easily. –  Rocketmagnet Aug 2 '12 at 14:06
    
@Rocketmagnet Well, they would either be called biscuits or plates, but I was not able to find anywhere online that sold metal ones. It's possible that whoever made the table, also custom made the biscuits. –  Tester101 Aug 2 '12 at 14:55
    
Is there a general name for metal parts that go into furniture? "Furniture fittings" ? –  Rocketmagnet Aug 2 '12 at 15:15
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