What can I do to keep my sectional sofa from constantly separating?
Our Sofa Snaps are the best solution for creeping sectional sofas. If your sectional sofa keeps moving around, you can fasten the sections together with the Sofa Snap bracket. This hardware is used to connect modular upholstered furniture to form seating rows or groups. The hardware is easily connected to the bottom of the upholstered pieces and connects to the corresponding angle bracket. Some models will allow the forks be safely pivoted out of the way when not in use, preventing accidental injuries caused by walking into the forks. The catch fork is correctly oriented and the upholstered pieces are pushed together. The connection is released by lifting. While one Sofa Snap bracket is sufficient for most applications, some customers have found that sectionals in high traffic area benefit best from installing two brackets. In addition, the fixed mounts models (910 and 917) are not designed to pivot, allowing a stronger connection. Sofa Snap brackets may not provide a secure connection if your sectional pieces are located on an uneven surface, or if they stand at different heights from the floor. There are different models for different applications:
Model #917 – The Compact Fixed Mount Sofa Snap is used on sectionals that have a thin frame base with a recessed bottom. This piece is designed to mount to the bottom of your sofa on the edge of the wooden frame so it can stick out.
Model #910 – The Flat Fixed Mount Sofa Snap is used on sectionals that have a wide frame able to accommodate the 2 ¼” x 1 ¾” base. This piece is designed to mount to the bottom of your sofa on the edge of the wooden frame so it can stick out.
Model #345 – The Heavy-Duty Flat Fixed Mount Sofa Snap is identical to the #910 with the exception that the male angle tongue is of a stronger solid triangular design and will hold up better under high traffic and high stress applications
What do I need to know about replacing hanger bolt sofa legs?
First measure your old leg (whether you intend on replacing it with the same size or not) to determine what size new leg you want to purchase. Be mindful not to include the attachment mechanism or glide on the bottom when measuring. With hanger bolt mounted legs you will also want to gauge the hanger bolt size. There are 3 typical size hanger bolts used in furniture: Standard 5/16”, Metric M8, and Metric M10. Most American-made furniture will use a Standard 5/16” hanger bolt while European-made furniture will typically have a metric bolt. If you are unsure which size bolt you have, you may purchase the Leg Daddy hanger bolt test fit kit or take it to a local hardware store to have gauged. Alternately you may use a Leg Daddy t-plate over a Metric M10 connection point that will accommodate a Standard 5/16” hanger bolt. The t-plate or t-nut may also be used to fix damaged or stripped connection points.