|Forum topic by UncannyValleyWoods||posted 08-12-2016 10:59 PM||517 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
08-12-2016 10:59 PM
So, I’m finishing up a king bed.
Against my better judgment, I decided to install these italian bed rail hooks instead of going with the bolt technique.
They are installed properly with enough space mortised out on the back side for the hooks to fit into the mortises flush.
However, when I try to assemble the bed, the hooks are somehow failing to lock in properly and this has led to some unfortunate falls and some un-choice words hurled at my wife who was supposed to be helping me hold the head board in place.
I even went as far as the drag the entire king bed back to the garage, pull the hardware, make the mortises even deeper and still no luck getting the hooks to latch properly.
Should I just go at these damn things with a mallet, or am I dealing with poorly designed hardware that I should have known better than to use from the get go?
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