Looking for hooks for a bunk bed ladder

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Forum topic by KHarris posted 10-18-2010 03:32 AM 9353 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-18-2010 03:32 AM

Topic tags/keywords: hardware hooks bunk bed ladder question

I built my son a bunk bed, and planned on using hooks to attach the ladder to the side rail. Now that the bed is finished I can’t seem to find any hooks, any suggestions?

I found a similar hook at Rockler, however they are for 3/4 in side rails mine are 1 1/2 in side rails.

My ladder posts are 2×4 and I’m trying to attach the side of the 2×4 to a side rail that is a 2×6, any suggestions would be appreciated!


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#1 posted 10-18-2010 03:44 AM

Do you want a permanent mount, or do you want the ladder to be easily removable? If permanent, you could use L-brackets instead of hooks. There are some brackets that attach to the top of doors for hanging clothes … maybe the hook from that could be modified to work for your application?

There’s probably something out there that’s just what you want, and hopefully someone can point you to it. Otherwise, you might consider making them yourself with flat stock.

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#2 posted 08-07-2011 08:30 PM

Hey KHarris, did you ever find your ladder hooks for the bunk bed? I have a ladder 3/4 inch wide rails that I need to connect to 2×6 bed rails but I’m having no luck…

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#3 posted 08-08-2011 02:06 AM

When I made my beds I had some custom made at a fabrication shop. Then I went to the Borg and got some of that dipping rubber they use on handles for tools. Worked pretty well and does not scratch the wood when you take them on and off.

Good luck

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#4 posted 08-08-2011 03:21 AM

I actually had to have mine specially made at a metalcraft shop too. I hadn’t thought of the dipping rubber though. That’s a good idea, thanks!

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