May 31, 2015 11:19 pm
hi all, this is my first ever post and I'm far from a handy man so please excuse any ignorance from my end.
I got a second hand wooden cot that i've bought a matching drape rod for. Only problem is that I've subsequently realised there's no thread to screw the drape rod into on the cot. There's holes but I think the previous owner ripped their drape rod out and removed the metal threads that must have been inserted in.
Was just wondering about options. The 2 holes are only 20mm deep and the bolts to fasten the drape rod are m6s. Can I get anchors that are only 20mm long for a 6mm diameter bolt? Or do I just get those nylon plugs used for walls, cut them to 20mm and shove them in the holes and hope the bolts hold the drape rod in? I think the bolts to fasten the drape rod to the cot will only go in a few mm into the cot holes so may not hold. Drape rod is probably less than 500g in weight.
Any advice would be appreciated.
Re: carpentry/general diy advice2
Jun 01, 2015 1:51 pm
What you are after is called an E nut , you can find them at a well stocked bunnings warehouse!
http://www.bunnings.com.au/prestige-zin ... k_p4011891
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