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Forum topic by handsawgeek posted 09-30-2015 01:47 PM 492 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-30-2015 01:47 PM

Hi, All,
I ran across these odd items while going through a recently acquired collection of old-school hardware. I thought I knew me hardware pretty well, but these have me scratching my head. I think they are some sort of wood connector spike, but I’m not sure. Any thoughts?

-- Ed

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#1 posted 09-30-2015 01:54 PM

I’ve seen them on the bottom of sofa legs :)

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#2 posted 09-30-2015 01:54 PM

Chair leg or table leg buttons for the ends of the legs (bottom ends for the floor).

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#3 posted 09-30-2015 01:54 PM

Just a guess, but they look like furniture glides of some sort to me.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 09-30-2015 03:07 PM

That makes total sense. Furniture glides they are. I’ve never encountered this type before.
Thank you all for the quick responses!

-- Ed

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#5 posted 09-30-2015 03:21 PM

Those look like ole fashioned floor scratchers to me.

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#6 posted 09-30-2015 05:15 PM

Polish throwing stars.

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#7 posted 09-30-2015 05:24 PM

You’re probably right that they are leg buttons. There is a similar piece of hardware that is used as faux through tenons. More recently I have seen them used as faux pillowed pegs to replicate Greene and Greene style furniture, but I’ve never used them. I prefer the real deal.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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