Asked on Sep 29, 2016

What order should I put these washers on?

Haysha S.
by Haysha S.
I need to attach this table leg, and 3 more :),to the table top. It seems pretty self explanatory but I don't want to mess anything up. In what order should I put on these washers? One is a regular washer, and one has many cuts along the side of it, and is a bit thicker than the regular one. Thanks!
That's where the leg is going to attach to the table.
the washer on top is normal, the one on the bottom is cut along the sides, and is a bit thicker
  8 answers
  • Mcg4157699 Mcg4157699 on Sep 29, 2016
    The washer with the teeth is a pinch type. It goes on the outside. So first, put that on the bolt. The plain washer goes on the inside, you can see a groove on the metal plate where it fits. So. Pinch washer, put through hole, put plain washer, put table leg, screw it on. If you have a hand drill, use that as it tightens exactly and does not move afterwards. Good luck. Ray.
  • CrowEyes CrowEyes on Sep 29, 2016
    Insert leg into bracket. Flat washer placed first; tooth lock washer second; followed by nut and tighten. 💐
  • Bill Kleinsorge Bill Kleinsorge on Sep 29, 2016
    The washers with teeth or split washers are "lock" washers. They are made so that a nut will go on easily, but when you try to unscrew, they dig into the nut to resist coming off. They always go against the nut and against steel on the other side, never wood. So, leg and bolt through the bracket, flat washer, lock washer, then nut.
  • Chris Chris on Sep 29, 2016
    Doesn't the first answer put the lock washer against the wood? Confused!!
    • See 2 previous
    • Haysha S. Haysha S. on Oct 06, 2016
      That's how I did it in the end. The table is working great. Thanks Everyone!
  • William William on Sep 29, 2016
    Thenitecrow is 100% correct. That is the way way I always do it and the proper way.
  • David David on Sep 29, 2016
    Bill's answer is correct
  • Margie Spenser Margie Spenser on Sep 29, 2016
    The bolts go through the two holes in the metal bracket and then the washers and nuts go on the bolts so they only touch the metal.
  • CJ CJ on Sep 29, 2016
    Flat washer, serrated washer, nut.