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Concealed filler strip connector

10/12/14       
Patrick Member

I'm doing a high-end residential install for a client who is working his way toward the Difficult/Impossible to Please Hall of Fame.
The cabinet design is pretty modern and clean with frameless boxes and full overlay doors with grain matched filler strips where needed. The client will accept no nail holes at all, even 23 ga. headless pins filled and finished.
My question is about filler strip attachment methods and a piece of hardware I've used in the past, but can't seem to find now. It was a c-shaped plastic strip that screwed to the face of the cabinet box. A 3/8" (maybe?) dado was cut into the back side of the filler strip so it would snap onto the plastic strip. Does this sound familiar to anyone? If I remember correctly they worked really well for removable fillers, or with a little bit of glue for a permanent, invisible connection.
Any ideas?
Thanks.

10/13/14       #2: Concealed filler strip connector ...
joiner Member

I don't use them, so I don't know the name, but what you describe is a system primarily used to install a loose backsplash to counter top without glue. The only thing you left out is the wood screw centered in the dado. The screw is set at a very exact depth and snaps into the plastic "C" part.

10/13/14       #3: Concealed filler strip connector ...
Josh Koschak Member

The system described above I believe is referring to this: https://www.holdahlcompany.com/product-57-1152.html
Seems as though it would require too much setup for that. Festool's domino would be an good way to go.

10/14/14       #4: Concealed filler strip connector ...
Mark Vierno

Maybe this?

Stafast

10/14/14       #5: Concealed filler strip connector ...
Bruce H

A Keku clip from Hefele works quite well.

10/14/14       #6: Concealed filler strip connector ...
mark

Make "L" shaped scribes: faces flush with doors, and attach to the cabinet sides. No nails in the face... ever. Up your game a little.

10/14/14       #7: Concealed filler strip connector ...
Patrick Member

SKlick, that's the one. Thanks Mark V!

And a big Thanks to everyone else for all your suggestions.

10/15/14       #8: Concealed filler strip connector ...
Mark Vierno

Patrick,

The sample that I have, which has a few joint configurations, has a plastic female piece that fits/is glued in a simple dado (no special "dovetail" cutter needed), but I didn't see it on their website. This is exactly what you described in your original post.

Mark

10/15/14       #9: Concealed filler strip connector ...
Mark Vierno

This might also work for you, but it's a little pricey...

(I just need an excuse to get one :-) )

Tenso P-14

10/19/14       #10: Concealed filler strip connector ...
Patrick

Mark, I ended up ordering a bunch of sklick fasteners with the dovetail bit for the dado. Thanks again for helping me find those again--I've been looking for weeks. Funny, I was just looking at the Tenso, and a couple other Lamello gadgets. Super cool, but expensive. Some of this stuff is wild:

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