Flat packed furniture


Postby westburn » Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:22 pm

I am assembling flat packed sideboard. I am having a problem inserting nylon bolts into the pre-made holes. Should I hammer them in?
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Postby carousel88200 » Sat Aug 08, 2009 2:30 pm

do the bolts have a thread on them? if not and they are just a smooth shank just knock them in gently with a hammer
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Postby RoyG » Sun Oct 04, 2009 1:28 pm

[quote] I am having a problem inserting nylon bolts into the pre-made holes. Should I hammer them in?[/quote]

Probably. Have a CLOSE look at the shanks. It may look as if they have a thread, but some IKEA flat packs have a nylon "bolt" with ribs on the shank that look like a thread until you notice that it's actually a set of concentric flanges rather than a helical thread. If that's the case, then knock them in with a hammer or (preferably) a small mallet
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