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03-01-2016 10:59 PM

Topic tags/keywords: brackets wall partition

I built several partition walls for a local restaurant using the following brackets.

After a while of heavy use, the brackets get loose and harder to get lined up. Do you guys have any suggestions on a better type of bracket to use. The walls are 2ft by 5ft tall, 1-1/2” thick and joined together to make a 4ft by 5ft wall separating to tables, which then taken out allows larger parties of people to sit together. I have trying to figure out something better to use with not much luck, other than maybe some kind of metal dowel system. Thanks for any help you can be.

Shawn

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#1 posted 03-01-2016 11:47 PM

Only a 4’ opening with 2 panels? Are they free-standing when in place or are they attached on one wall (can’t be two or that “hook” would never work)? If free-standing what do they stand on? I’m thinking simple hinges and maybe maybe small carpet wheels to move it around.

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#2 posted 03-02-2016 12:15 AM

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#3 posted 03-02-2016 02:52 AM

The partition is attached to a piece of solid oak that is anchored to a brick wall they have in the restaurant. Each section is attached using the same type of brackets. They wanted something that can be taken apart easily and put back the same way.

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#4 posted 03-02-2016 04:13 AM

How do they get loose? Do the screws loosen? The solution might be to just use longer screws.

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#5 posted 03-02-2016 06:04 PM



The partition is attached to a piece of solid oak that is anchored to a brick wall they have in the restaurant. Each section is attached using the same type of brackets. They wanted something that can be taken apart easily and put back the same way.

- ShawnF

Sounds like your hardware is getting stressed by have to lift the hook end to engage/disengage. Your metal dowel idea might work but I’d be worried about the projection when not being used plus if the panels are heavy it might be hard to align them. jbay’s idea might work. Other than that have no ideas other than hinging the panels together and removing as a unit.

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#6 posted 03-02-2016 06:05 PM

looks like double post day! Sorry

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#7 posted 03-02-2016 06:06 PM

looks like triple post day! Sorry

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#8 posted 03-02-2016 06:08 PM

Yeah, they get a little too rough on the attachment and detaching of the panels. Only had a couple screws come loose and had to drill into the brick and use longer screws with inserts. I just want something easier for them to use perhaps that is still strong and not have them tear it up, lol. What about a track on the floor to slide the panels in?

-- Shawn T. Finney

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#9 posted 03-02-2016 06:57 PM



Yeah, they get a little too rough on the attachment and detaching of the panels. Only had a couple screws come loose and had to drill into the brick and use longer screws with inserts. I just want something easier for them to use perhaps that is still strong and not have them tear it up, lol. What about a track on the floor to slide the panels in?

- ShawnF

I think I’d be worried about a trip hazard plus it is a restaurant and they have to clean the floors (I would hope). Back to my original thought about hinging them AND put them on wheels…fold and roll!).

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#10 posted 03-03-2016 03:00 AM

Those look like bed frame brackets. But that isn’t very helpful, probably. Sorry.

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#11 posted 03-03-2016 03:28 AM

Why are you ignoring the best way to do it? Here's some more
These are made for what you want to do.

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#12 posted 03-03-2016 12:33 PM

jbay does have an excellent solution.

Did you miss it or just ignore it?

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#13 posted 03-03-2016 07:50 PM

It looks like a great solution, the only issue is, having to have the tool to take panels apart and put back together. The owner asked for a tool-less solution and the bed hardware was about the only thing I could think off. This way, they just lift it off and store the panels out of the way. Having a small track on the floor is not an issue since they have carpet (not a wise choice) and the track would end before the edge of the tables, so it wouldn’t be a trip hazard. I am lost on what to try.

-- Shawn T. Finney

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#14 posted 03-03-2016 08:02 PM

Make an H Channel out of the same wood.

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#15 posted 03-03-2016 08:13 PM

Ya know, I never thought of making a H channel for the walls. It would have to fit snug and not have any movement. I might work up something and see how it goes. Thanks.

-- Shawn T. Finney

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