Tee Nuts

Tee nuts (T-nuts) are used for the specific purpose of securely fastening to composite, wood or particle materials while also leaving a flush surface. At FMW Fasteners, you’ll find a wide range of different tee nuts that represent the highest standards of quality and durability, including three- and four-prong options.

Tee Nuts -- A Deceptively Simple Design

On first glance, tee nuts (T-nuts) are an intimidating looking hardware option when you’re unsure of what their intended purpose is and how to properly install them. Tee nuts are threaded steel inserts with flanges on the nut’s thin surface that form prongs — most are available in three- or four-prong designs. These prongs hook easily and seamlessly into softer items made from wood or composite materials. Once you’ve installed the tee nut, a common bolt is inserted to join the surface material and the nut together. For the best results, tee nuts require a predrilled hole for better gripping power and lasting performance.

Reasons to Use Tee Nuts

If tee nuts are intended to be used with wood and other soft, particle-based materials, why should builders and handyman use tee nuts instead of easy-to-use and readily available wood screws? While wood screws have a straightforward design and allow for easy, fast installation, tee nuts are typically a more effective installation option — they’re much less likely to strip the materials or cause common damage like cracks or splitting in wood. The three- and four-prong varieties of tee nuts can also grip softer materials better than wood screws, which tend to strip the particle board or composite pieces. Tee nuts can also easily resist movement, shock and vibrations and can be regularly tightened for lasting results.

Tee nuts are commonly used for a range of home improvement installations and home decor items, including:

  • Chair seats and upholstered furniture
  • Cabinetry building and installations
  • Wheels and caster fixtures
  • Speakers


How to Install Tee Nuts Properly

Like any type of fastener or piece of hardware, to get the most dependable performance from tee nuts it’s crucial to ensure they’re installed properly. While tee nuts look complicated to install, the process is straight-forward and fast as long as you feel comfortable drilling a hole and simply inserting the nut and bolt. To properly install tee nuts, follow these steps:

  • Size the space and drill the hole: Find the correctly sized drill bit that fits the size of the tee nut, and drill a new, even hole into the surface of the material.
  • Insert the tee nut and connect the bolt: Fit the shank end of the tee nut into the freshly drilled hole and use a hammer to securely drive the prongs into the wood or composite material — once the tee nut is evenly flush with the wood, it’s seated properly. On the other side of the material, place a washer and matching bolt through the corresponding hole.
  • Tighten the tee nut and bolt: Insert the end of the bolt into the tee nut, then use a wrench to tighten the bolt into the tee nut to secure the material.


Find the Perfect T-Nut for Your Next Project

Tee nuts are the perfect solution for both professional and do-it-yourself building, furnishing and installation projects. With its easy installation and superior performance, especially compared to standard wood screws, you’re assured that the tee nuts available at FMW Fasteners provide an attractive finish with lasting security and support. We offer both three- and four-pronged tee nut for sale to easily accommodate any fastening needs in dependable, corrosion-resistant zinc finishes. At FMW Fasteners, you can order as few or as many tee nuts required for your particular project.

Enjoy the Unmatched Quality of Tee Nuts Only Offered at FMW Fasteners

FMW Fasteners is proud to serve as a supplier to contractors, service professionals and do-it-yourself enthusiasts. They choose to work with FMW Fasteners for several reasons, including the ability to order the exact amount of tee nuts needed rather than settling for some arbitrary amount. You also get free shipping on all qualified orders when you choose FMW Fasteners, and you can return what you don’t want or need at any time — as long as the materials remain in like-new condition.

We’re committed to delivering competitive pricing, fast shipping and industry-leading customer service at all times. Make sure you’re getting the best of the best in tee nuts and other materials when you choose FMW Fasteners as your supplier.