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cathyb

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1636 days ago

How do you attach the metal swivel plate to a stool? I have the instructions that Rockler provides online and I’m scratching my head. You attach the plate to the seat bottom with screws or bolts. Take it off, drill some pilot holes through the seat top, then reattach it to the bottom, put the top in place and add the screws. What??! I don’t want screws showing through the seat of my chair? I suppose I screw the plate to the top and then have bolts showing in the bottom of the seat but if it’s a bolt how do you tighten it? Has anyone made swivel stools?

-- cathyb, Hawaii, www.cathyswoodworking.com


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#1 posted 1636 days ago

Or send a link or photo?

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 1636 days ago

if this is the plate http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=808&filter=chair%20swivel

Then what you will want to do is line it up on the seat bottom where you want it… mark a spot in each slot, and use screws shorter than the thickness of the stool bottom. then screw it in.

-- San Diego, CA

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#3 posted 1636 days ago

Hi Dave,
The plate I ordered is #28894 on page #88. It will be here this week. I did order and received a smaller plate (#41202) but since my seat is 21” wide it seemed too small. When I received that plate, I was surprised that it didn’t come apart. As a rule, I never want fasteners visible and I guess it’s unavoidable. How do you get it tight. Another concern is that the specs say the swivel plate is 7/8”. Can it be recessed at all? That’s a pretty wide gap in my seat….........

-- cathyb, Hawaii, www.cathyswoodworking.com

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#4 posted 1636 days ago

Hi Cathy, can’t help you much here, but isnt it great that you can post something and get answers with in minutes. I can tell you that my store bought bar stools have a 5/8” gap and it looks fine. Bolts do come thru the bottom too.

-- Janice

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#5 posted 1636 days ago

Hi Janice,
Okay that helps.

-- cathyb, Hawaii, www.cathyswoodworking.com

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#6 posted 1635 days ago

isn’t there a hole in the bottom part ,
it lines up with the screws for the top attachment ?
just spin the bottom and screw each one and go to the nextif it is square ,
put the bottom at a 45 deg. to the top and the screw holes should be accessible .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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cathyb

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#7 posted 1635 days ago

aha. I just got back from my neighbor’s house and her stool has that set up. Of course, if you drill a half inch hole in the bottom seat, there is plenty of space to fasten the screws to the underneath the seat top. I just was not willing to have screws (it would have been a bolts) coming out of the seat bottom. Why doesn’t Rockler use the hole approach? I makes more sense and it doesn’t detract from the look of the seat. Problem solved. Thanks for the replies. Pictures will be coming….....

-- cathyb, Hawaii, www.cathyswoodworking.com

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