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Those don't actually screw in. They just press in the hole and then tighten to the connecting bolt attached to the opposing piece of wood. Just loosen the cam so you pull the connecting bolt out. Should be fairly easy. After that, if you still need to get the cam part of the fastener out, it should just fall out. If it doesn't, I just stick a small ...


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If the threads are in metal, then you can replace the threads. What you're looking for is called a T-nut and should be available at any hardware store. Take a bolt with you to get the right size. If the threads are in the wood, a simple option is to just take the bolt to a hardware store and buy a bigger bolt. T-nuts are also a good option if a bigger ...


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Wax will help make it easier to insert a screw (especially into wood) but I've never heard of it helping hold a screw. I think what you want in your case is a product known as Thread Lock (Brand name: Loctite). This is essentially a glue that you apply to the threads. If you've ever taken apart something and noticed a blue (usually) substance on the ...


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One website for furniture plans that my wife recently found is ana-white.com. Best thing is, they're free! Each article/blog post has a materials list and instructions. There are quite a few plans for near-duplicates of brand-name furniture makers' products. Here's instructions for a dresser from the website. (I'm not sure exactly what you mean by a ...


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These are for a 9x13 Canopy #1083. They may be similar to their many other models. Inside the package, you will find these poles: 4x #1 4x #1b 3x #2 6x #2a 4x #3 4x #3a 4x #4 Connect the #1 & #1b poles together to form 4x4' poles Connect the #2 & #2a poles together to form 3x6'8" poles (2 - 2a - 2) Connect the #3 $ #3a & #4 poles together ...


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So it has a bolt that is 3 1/2" long with a 1/2" head, and a 1/2" nut... You're going to need a 1/2" socket and/or wrench, and/or a couple adjustable spanners. Looks like you're in the UK; so you probably use metric, So you'll need an 1/2" imperial socket and/or wrench, and/or a couple adjustable spanners.


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Attaching the bottom of both bookcases to a single flat board will get them aligned right. Then you'll just have to shim once to get things properly vertical. If the problem is extreme, consider bolts or a backboard to connect the sides of the units. Both these options will improve overall stability of the pair. Depending on the aesthetic situation, you ...


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There are two ways you could do this, both start with shimming the bookcases so that the doors operate the way they should. The shelves do not need to be perfectly level and plumb, they only need to look that way so they do not draw attention from being out of level or plumb. After the shims are set the way the shelves or better to say, doors work the best, ...


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I do not know the exact materials and construction methods used for your IKEA Billy bookcases but one scheme you could use to get them to sit nicely in their place on the floor is to "scribe" them to fit. This technique would involve you first clamping the two units together using some C-clamps. Make sure to put some protective material under the clamp faces ...



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