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Old Feb 5th, 08, 5:04 pm   #1
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Is it possible to buy "Ikea" type screws and fittings?

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I would like to make modifications to some Ikea furniture I got and need to get my hands on some "Ikea style" screws and attachments such as those nifty screw grabber things which you turn 180 degrees with a screw driver to firmly attach to a screw from beneath (I think it is part 106792 for the screw grabber and part 112996 for the screw itself in some of the Ikea instruction manuals).

(part 112996 is the screw circled and labeled as B in the following image:

Does anyone out there know whether it is possible to buy Ikea screws and attachments on their own? Or alternatively does anyone know of a company who makes similar "Ikea style" screws and attachments?



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Re: Is it possible to buy "Ikea" type screws and fittings?

You can get the cam locks and cam screws at a regular hardware store, but it's much cheaper to get it from Ikea. Just ask at the customer service counter ... for a few pieces, they might not even charge anything. Otherwise, it's typically 5 or 10 cents a piece.

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Re: Is it possible to buy "Ikea" type screws and fittings?

If you take the pieces you want into a full service hardware store they should be able to help you. These would be the local store not the big boxes. I have had luck in many parts of the country in Ace Stores. They might have to order them in. Or they may stock similar items but they will be inches not metric.

Most Lowes have similar hardware. And finally how many do you need? If just a few - Ikea stores have bins of small parts in the order pulling area that are just there for the taking.

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Re: Is it possible to buy "Ikea" type screws and fittings?

If you want to use the IKEA cam locks, you need a15mm drill bit for the hole cam lock sits in. This is the case in Europe, I don't know if in US IKEA uses the same metric hardware.

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Re: Is it possible to buy "Ikea" type screws and fittings?

Lee Valley Tools carries these types of connectors, and much more besides....careful, it's hard not to spend lots there!

see here: Knock-Down Fittings - Lee Valley Tools

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