mending plate

mending plate

A steel strip, usually predrilled with staggered screw holes; used to strengthen joints in wood construction.
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10 Screw a mending plate to the back of each upright.
Make sure the mending plates also fit in the groove (Photo 10).
Mark and drill holes through the canister and attach the assembly with mending plates and 1-1/2-in.
Between each pair of legs I fastened foot-long mending plates as braces.
To adjust the support arms' elevation, I attached 6-inch turnbuckles to the bottom of each arm and hooked their other ends into 8-inch mending plates on the underside of the frame's platform.
You'll also need eight 1/2-by 2-inch mending plates (shown below); nine 1 1/2-inch brass butt hinges, available at hardware stores; and a drill, a screwdriver, craft glue or a glue gun, sharp pruning shears, two semitransparent wood stains, acrylic-base satin-finish varnish, and highlight paint (optional).
Screw the frames together with a pair of the mending plates.
Special hardware is available at some home centers, but you can easily substitute a scrap of 1x4, a pair of mending plates and screw hooks that act as latches, locking the wheelbarrow against the wall.
screws through metal mending plates and the 1x4, into the studs.