Price comparison of T-Nuts on the Interwebz. All Prices as of July 2011.
What surprised me was that these were all the vendors I could find that sold the 4-Prong 3/8″ Zinc plated T-Nut. Other options include screw-in T-Nuts and stainless steel. 4 prong work pretty good and screws-in are seriously time-consuming and only recommended if you can’t get to the back of your wall easily.
Also note that REI carries the Metolius 25 pack of t-nuts at most stores (and local tax is probably cheaper then shipping). Therefore if you are in a middle of a project and just need a few t-nuts they work great and are of the highest t-nut quality that I have seen. Do not do your whole wall with them at those prices.
- Standard wall with T-Nuts spaced 8″ horizontally and vertically will require ~72 T-Nuts per Panel
- Drill Bit required is ~7/16ths” inch to create T-Nut holes
- T-Nut Dimensions: Accept 3/8″‘s bolt, are about 1″sq inch in size on the back of the wall
- 3 LB hammer is an awesome accessory to have to pound in T-Nuts