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How to use fasteners with MDF

Medium-density fiberboard, an engineered material made through binding wood fibers and resin and intense application of heat and pressure, challenges do-it-yourself enthusiasts and professionals alike. MDF’s cost-effectiveness, smooth surface and density make it better than other materials in many ways. Yet, it lacks durability in various scenarios, such as when applying force to it with…
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Top reasons you should never rely only on bonding adhesives

Late-night infomercial hosts regale sleepy viewers with stories about bonding adhesives and glues that are supposedly better than nails, screws, and other mechanical fasteners at holding together two or more materials. Although durable, super-strong adhesives exist, you should never use these bonding substances alone when you want materials to stay fastened together for more than…
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How to choose the right fastener for your home renovation project

Home renovation projects are vital as they increase your home’s energy efficiency and its property value. However, failure to use the right fasteners can impact the structural integrity of your home. For instance, using the wrong bolts to join parts can cause them to fail in the future, putting you and your loved ones at…
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A home buying guide: types of rivets

Rivets are a type of mechanical fastener used to join small electronic assemblies and large structural elements. They come in different sizes and materials, and they require access on both sides so that once inserted, the unheaded side can be mechanically deformed. Here are some common types of rivets: Blind rivets – these require access…
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Fasteners 101: Decorative nails

Decorative nails aren’t commonly thought of as a fastener by many people even though their primary purpose is to fasten together materials. These nails are also commonly known as upholstery nails or tacks. Consider the following: Decorative nails traditionally help professional and do-it-yourself furniture builders to attach upholstery and padding to underlying framework on furniture.…
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Home applications for abrasives

You need various materials and fastening systems, including abrasives, to successfully complete your DIY home improvement project. Abrasives are materials, often minerals, used to finish or shape a workpiece through rubbing. They can be used to remove rust, strip paint, polish away imperfections, abrade wood, and smooth a weld. Here are other home applications for…
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Top tips for fixing damaged wood fastener holes

Fasteners that you insert into wooden materials, such as nails, screws, and bolts, can loosen inside of their holes over time. The primary causes of loosening are wear and expansion and contraction of the wood from regular usage and weather and temperature changes. You might have seen this type of damage with outdoor wood holes…
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Tips for using and maintaining abrasives at home

If you’re into DIY home improvement projects, you’ve probably used an abrasive at one point to smooth out other soft materials. However, many DIY enthusiasts don’t know much about the maintenance and use of their abrasives, resulting in costly mistakes. Here are some tips for using and maintaining abrasives at home. Wear protective clothing such…
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How to determine bolt size

You may realize that you don’t have enough bolts and need to order more. However, if you don’t know the size of the bolt this can be troublesome. Here is a quick guide to determining bolt size: Measure across the shank (shaft part). You will need the diameter. A grip or caliper can help for…
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How to pick the right fastener

When doing any type of DIY construction, it is crucial to choose the right fastener. Here are things to consider to make sure that you pick the right construction fastener for your project: Size. You will want to consider the size of the DIY project. Are you making a small jewelry box or construction a…
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Types of bolts: A buying guide

Finding the right type of bolts for your home improvement project can be challenging, especially when you have no prior experience in construction. Here’s a brief guide to different types of bolts that can help you decide. Structural bolts – designed to attach a structural component to a poured foundation or concrete slab. Carriage bolts…
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5 must-have fasteners for your DIY construction project

Whether you’re repairing, renovating, or building, you’ll need fasteners at some point in your DIY career to join materials. Since there are numerous fastener options in the market today, knowing the right fit for your DIY construction project can be challenging. To ease the process, here are 5 must-have fasteners for your project. Screws Nails…
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