Item # 5018

Furniture Joint Stays

Furniture Joint Stays support desk fronts which drop down and box lids which open up. Use on vertical drop front desks such as butler's desks, traditional slant front desks such as Governor Winthrop styles and wood boxes and blanket chests with lift-lids. While providing quality and a vintage appearance these stays are not recommended for children or children's furniture. Attach folding stay to each side of furniture interior, jointed foot should attach to movable furniture part.

  • Priced and sold by the pair
  • One pair equals two supports
  • Material: Brass
  • Finish: Polished
  • Screws Included
  • Overall: 10" Open Length
  • Using Brass Wood Screws

    Care is required when installing brass screws. While these screws are the best match for most antique hardware however they are not as strong as steel screws. The screw is easily damaged if the hole is not properly prepared.

    The best practice is to first drill a pilot hole. Use a drill bit slightly smaller than the overall width of the screw, including threads, to drill the hole. Then use a steel screw, the same size as brass screw, to “cut threads” in pilot hole, by screwing steel screw into and then out of hole.

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