Take another mending plate and poke a bolt through one of its holes.
* 2 mending plates - these are metal plates with holes in them.
10 Screw a mending plate
to the back of each upright.
To add support, I installed metal mending plates
across the slats, but that has not helped.
3 Create the base of your bench by stacking one pallet on top of another, then secure using the electirc drill, mending plates
Mark and drill holes through the canister and attach the assembly with mending plates
Nearly all the works are installed freestanding, supported on black metal stakes bolted to steel mending plates
. The organisers, chief curator Elizabeth Brown and consulting artists Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo, known as Lead Pencil Studio, invoke orchestral music stands and painters' easels to describe the arrangement.
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).
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.
These specially engineered plates, called "joist hangers," "hurricane ties" or "mending plates
," rely on common nails or stubby-looking nails called joist hanger nails.