Knock down fittings (KD fittings)
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Knock Down Fittings

Knock down fittings are most often used with flat pack furniture.

Knock down fittings, also known as KD fittings, are an alternative to the wooden joints traditionally used to fix parts of a wooden structure together.  Most knock down fittings use a screw mechanism to screw or clamp structural members and panels together.  This enables parts of a structure to be assembled using readily available tools such as a screw driver or an Allen Key.

Early designs of knock down fittings were clearly visible on assembled structures.  Modern knock down fittings are hidden inside the timber parts of the structure.

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