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This round plastic object is inserted horizontally in the wood socket, then rotated and allows tightening the screw to fix together two pieces of my bed.

What is this hardware called? Can a replacement be purchased independently?

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    Shopping questions are off-topic here, but, I believe the hardware you are looking for is called a "cam lock." The round, locking piece is the cam lock nut. It uses a corresponding bolt called, naturally enough, the cam lock bolt. – Charlie Kilian Aug 8 at 14:59
  • @sassafras Nice clean-up – Ast Pace Aug 8 at 17:26
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    In terms of getting another one off these, I have done numerous searches online in both English and Italian with various search terms and combinations and failed to find it. It may be simplest (and likely cheaper) to just replace with something more common, e.g. a barrel nut and a corresponding bolt of the correct length, plus a washer for under the bolt head. This is more utilitarian but works the same way. You can even do this with a normal hex nut! Ugly, but functional, and even cheaper.... I could buy the parts individually for about €0.40-€1.00 here depending on the length of the bolt. – Graphus supports Monica Aug 9 at 7:41
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    @Graphus core77.com/posts/27725/… contains a nice picture of both parts of the fixing. Finding a replacement with "cam lock furniture and nut" was easy. Amazon have them: amazon.co.uk/Diameter-Locking-Furniture-Fixing-Fixings/dp/… – Martin Bonner supports Monica Aug 9 at 12:37
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    For US shoppers: amazon.com/dp/B07BF674TJ/… – Charlie Kilian Aug 9 at 13:45
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The hardware you are looking for is called a "cam lock." The round, locking piece is the cam lock nut. It uses a corresponding bolt called, naturally enough, the cam lock bolt.

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available at most major big box home centers in the hardware dept. They are usually found in the rack of trays used for the myriad of misc hardware bits and pieces

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