Features of the connecting planks for tabletops

The article describes the basic features of the connecting planks for table tops. The connection of 26-38 mm connecting profiles, angular and T-shaped straps. Reflected the main types of such devices.

Description and appointment

Periodically, during the arrangement of housing and with overhaul, people try to update furniture. It has to be able to modify. This also applies to kitchen heads, their components. You can do this work with your own hands without any problems. Of course, for this you will need just connecting plates for tabletops.

Such products are designed, as follows from their name, to bind the heterogeneous parts of the design. It should be noted that the docking helper along with a purely practical function is responsible for the aesthetic content of space not at least. Where they are installed, the edges will not crumble and do not swell from droplets and vapor water. Such products put in the fields of joints; They usually make out furniture angles.

Acquire the planks should be in the same place where the furniture itself was purchased. This significantly reduces the risk of error and technical misses. It is recommended not just to get acquainted with catalogs, but also consult from specialists. In favor of special connecting products say:

  • attractive appearance;
  • excellent corrosion resistance and mechanical damage;
  • long period of operation;
  • suitability even for wet conditions, for contact with acute objects and with caustic, aggressive substances;
  • Postforming table top compatibility.

What happens?

In the range of modern manufacturers, corner profiles play an important role. Of course, they are applied to bind parts of the table-top mechanical jack at a certain angle. The name “Docking” is usually assigned to an element mounted at a right angle and performing an increased decorative role. The end product closes uninsulated originous to the end and prevents the negative impact on it from the outside environment. The key value in the selection always play the thickness and radius of a particular option.

But it is necessary to always clarify what specifically implies a manufacturer or supplier under a specific position in the catalog / contract, check or price tag (label). So, Slitchers are simply an alternative name of the connecting profiles. Just until the terminology in this area is not enough enough, and it is not necessary to count on uniformity names. Another example is the concepts of wide and narrow slats a little can tell the consumer.

You should always be interested in what specifically the size is in mind, otherwise, the problems when trying to use the purchased goods are inevitable.

T-shaped model has an important specific feature – it provides the most accurate and careful compound of parts of the table top. Even if these parts are very heterogeneous in terms of geometry and mechanical qualities, it is guaranteed to create a holistic composition. Most often profiles are made of aluminum alloys, since it is such a substance – not black metal, not plastic and non-stainless steel – has a number of important advantages:

  • chemical inertia;
  • ease;
  • strength;
  • reliability;
  • pleasant appearance;
  • resistance to high and low temperatures, water pair, fats and organic acids;
  • hypoallergenia.

IMPORTANT: To an even greater degree, all this is characterized by products obtained from anodized aluminum. True, it will cost it somewhat more expensive.

Very relevant characteristic is the size of a specific plank. Often you can meet the structures with a thickness of 26 or 38 mm. Such products in many cases have a length of 600 mm – and the similar ratio of dimensions was chosen by engineers based on acquaintance with practical practice, with reviews.

But many companies are willing to offer different sizes and profiles. So, Regularly in the catalogs of furniture firms there are planks with a thickness of 28 mm. These can be simple connecting, and end, and angular structures. But models with a value of 42 mm must usually order additionally – they are rare in manufacturers catalogs. However, with a modern diversity of furniture workshops, no problem is, of course, is not.

What is important, rounded plank, regardless of the size of the size of the most secure. This property will be most appreciated by those who have small children. However, and the most brutal adults is unlikely to collide with a sharp angle, it is unlikely to call positive emotions.

Completion It is worth considering the topic of coloring of connecting planks. Like the countertops themselves, in most cases they have black or white colors. But on the choice of users naturally does not stop.

So, In neutral in the spirit of the interiors, many users consider a beige tone. It is optimally suitable for the “kitchen” mood and not too excleant nerves. Sandy color suitable for rooms with light wooden facades. He is good and where the design is different, but there is a lot of light.

Other basic options:

  • Metallic – for practical people who love to prepare in their kitchen;
  • Dark brown – expressive juicy contrast in a very light interior;
  • Green (including here and herbal, and light green) – an excellent choice for romantics, for families with children, for those who are not used to lose heart and disappear;
  • Red – bright emphasis on the background of white or moderately dark headset;
  • Orange – an excellent combination with brown or other moderately saturated painting furniture;
  • Pink – creates spectacular and at the same time devoid of any mood aggression;
  • Oak – expresses traditionality, thoroughness and respectability;
  • Milk-white shade is suitable for dilution of a very dark view of the kitchen.

Compound Countertop

Required tools

Whatever species and colors there is a plank for the table top and the table top itself, it will have to be carefully mounted. Connect a couple of cloths from chipboard to each other – the only option to obtain an angular design. To work, be required, except the plank itself:

  • A pair of clamps (screeds) for table top;
  • Sealant on silicone basis (a colorless composition is recommended);
  • Household electric drill;
  • saw on metal;
  • Metal drills;
  • Drills of forstner of various sections;
  • Screwdriver with crosses with sting or screwdriver;
  • 10 mm key;
  • pliers;
  • The stationery pencil (stiffel hardness is not important);
  • Soft unnecessary cloth for rubbing excess sealant.


Suppose you need to docile a pair of crafts from chipboard at an angle. In this case, the connection “without segment” can be practiced. Just 2 plots put on the kitchen cabinet at right angles. But it can be made and docking “through the segment”. A similar solution is of greater bulky. It is resorted to him so that you can put an angular cabinet.

In any case, the junction must be as farred. The less separating ends the gap, the better. Of course, to achieve such a result on oval or rounded countertops hard. But in this case, it is not necessary to call installers. You can simply install a special corner connector – the cost of it is much lower than the cost of specialist services (which is also likely to take a similar product).

A more than aesthetic version of the installation of prefab tables is to fix them by the so-called europeance method. This approach is suitable for products regardless of the shape of the edge. In such a case, the plank will rather auxiliary and decorative role. It will only be to provide additional reliability of the ligament of elements. The main fixation will take the sealant and carpentry glue.

But the european is rarely used because of the high cost. In most cases, the functional connecting profiles are still used. Before placing the positions of clamps, it is necessary to make sure that the mount does not prevent the installation of the technique in the worktop. And not only equipment, but also built-in washing.

Sometimes the seam is located near the ware panels nearby, and then there are brackets for the bottom mounting; about their fixation is also useful to remember.

Another circumstance – even if there are several screeds, the combined product will definitely give way to stiffness monolith. Because at the bottom, the countertop will have to firmly sign. The connecting bar after the marks of the screed will need to attach to the table top. Next pencil march future new slots. Cuts on the lines will help make a saw on metal.

Next, the inner surplus is littered with pliers. With the help of the hacksaw, scam the bar to the desired value, leaving only the stock of 1-2 mm. Last but I care about reliable immersion of screws of the screws. They must go into the bar flush; If this is not automatically provided, resort to additional cencing. Next steps:

  • The driver of the forstner is 35 mm, clamped into a drill, knock out the deaf holes on a predetermined depth, which guarantees the placement of the clamping studs exactly to the middle of the thickness;
  • Prepare the deaf holes, they make holes in the tabletop under the studs for 8 mm;
  • For the sake of increased accuracy, this hole passes consistently a pair of drill;
  • In the response countertop prepare open longitudinal grooves;
  • tighten the connecting bar on the tabletop with self-drawers;
  • covered the bar with sealant;
  • Enter the stud in the groove and in the opening of the response part;
  • evenly (in turn) tighten the parts of the table top by a wrench;
  • As soon as the sealant begins to write, pull up, and wipe the stain with a cloth.

Features of connecting planks for tabletops in the video below.

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