|Forum topic by 12strings||posted 174 days ago||963 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
174 days ago
Are Lag-bolts screwed into the end-grain of bed rails a good method for attaching them? It seems llike I have seen and heard of this being done…but it doesn’t seem to fit the fact that most people consider screwing into end-grain to be an inferior joint.
Would such a joint get weak over time, especially if it was dis-assembled a few times? Tendancy to strip-out?
(I’m assuming here that a proper pilot hole was drilled).
Would it be better to inset a cross-grained dowel on the inside of the bed rail for the lag to grab onto? or just plan a different type of joint altogether?
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