Flat straight brackets, also known as mending plates, provide a simple and cheap means of connecting two surfaces together. The pre-drilled connectors are laid onto the surface that you are strengthening, repairing or joining and screwed into place with flat head screws with a flush finish. They are used to reinforce or repair furniture and joints in many household items. For example, windows, drawers, beds and chairs. Straight shaped mending plates are used for end-to-end and side-to-side connections.