Bended side rails for bed

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Forum topic by 7even posted 11-14-2016 11:31 AM 664 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-14-2016 11:31 AM

I have tryed to make this side rails from two different types of woods. And this has resulted in them bending as you can see from the picture attached. If you can please adivse what can be done to bring them back to the original state.
I used 15mm plywood and 18mm of I don’t know how it call but in my country is called Panel.
Thank you for your help!

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#1 posted 11-15-2016 01:32 AM


One idea is to add a hardwood cleat on what will become the inside of the long bed rails. The cleat could be 1-1/2” x 1-1/2” (which I guess is about 3.8 centimeters). The cleat could set about 1” (2.5 centimeters) below the top edge of the long bed rail and glued and screwed in place. The cleat could then be used to support slats. The slats would support a box spring mattress or a panel (plywood) if the bed has no box spring mattress. The cleat would have to be straight and accurately positioned from the top edge of the bed rail. I assume that the long bed rail has enough flex that the cleat would cause the bed rails to straighten out.

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#2 posted 11-15-2016 07:35 AM


I have the same idea. I thought there is a trick that could put them back exactly how they was.

Thank you for your help, wish you a good day !

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