|Forum topic by RobG73||posted 643 days ago||3465 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
643 days ago
I am building a bed from a design I got here on LumberJocks. To fasten the bedrails to the posts I want to use bolts. I am looking for bed bolts that are designed to be located in the bedrail with the nut or insert in the post. I have not been able to find any bedbolts on any sights that meet this requirement. An idea is to purchase the bolts designed to go all the way through the posts and match them with a threaded insert. Mount the insert into the post and install the bolt into the bedrail. I would need to drill small holes into the head of the bed bolt to allow for tightening with a nail or small screwdriver. A washer would be needed if the bolt did not have a widened head. The big question is how to best install the bolt into the bedrail. A large enough pit in the bedrail is needed to allow the bolt to back out when losened, but should not allow it to fall out of the bedrail. I have an antique French bed with this desigh and it uses a thin piece of wood to cover a grove (not a drilled hole) with the bolt placed in. Not a bad idea, but would want to make sure the whole thing does not interfere with the placement of the matress.
Any thoughts or suggestions are welcome. And yes, I am determined to have the bolt in the bedrail and not the post. Has anyone seen a site that sells the type of bolt I am looking for?
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