|Forum topic by 865||posted 09-23-2016 06:57 PM||391 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
09-23-2016 06:57 PM
I have a question. I have built a footboard and headbord out our 2×6, 1×6 and 4×4 cedar. I had intended to use existing metal rails, but I then talked to my wife and realized I was wrong…. again. So now I plan to glue up 2 2×6 to get approximately a 10” rail for each side. I plan to put a piece of 1.5”x1.5” along the inside of the rail to hold the boxspring. My question, Should I or do I need to put cross pieces between the rails to help support the boxspring ? would simple 1/x4 work ? Should I consider a middle support ? Any other tips on inserting the bed rail fasteners would be appreciated too. Here’s a link to where I got the basic idea from.
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