How do you attach carriage bolts?
People also ask, how do carriage bolts work?
Carriage Bolts: Carriage bolts are used mainly in making furniture. They have a round head with a square collar and are tightened into place with a nut and wrench. The collar fits into a prebored hole or twists into the wood, preventing the bolt from turning as the nut is tightened.
One may also ask, do you use washers with carriage bolts? No washer needed. The whole idea or the square part is to hold the bolt in place so you can tighten up the nut without the bolt turning. Carriage bolts can be a PITA on for deck applications.
Accordingly, where can you use carriage bolts?
Carriage bolts are extensively used for security fixings, such as locks and hinges, where the bolt must only be removable from one side. The smooth domed head and square nut below prevent the carriage bolt from being unlocked from the insecure side.
How long should a carriage bolt be?
Typically, carriage bolt sizes range from #10 to 3/4" in diameter while lengths span from about 1/2" to 20"—only larger sizes are available in long lengths. Measure length from under the head to the threaded end of the bolt.