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Forum topic by opalko posted 02-19-2014 06:18 PM 937 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-19-2014 06:18 PM

Topic tags/keywords: bed hardware

I’m getting ready to make a queen size shaker style bed. I’m considering these 2 knockdown hardware options:

Bed Rail Fasteners

Bed Bolts

Is there any advantage of one over the other? I’m leaning more towards the bed rail fasteners as they look like they would be a little easier and quicker to assemble with.


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#1 posted 02-19-2014 07:05 PM,40842&p=43730&ap=1

Lee Valley has hardware for your consideration as well.

Some of LV’s hardware require no mortizing if you want to make it easier.

Of your two options I’d go for the first one.


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#2 posted 02-20-2014 02:12 AM

I have used the fasteners you show and they are very solid. However, you do need to be able to mortise the ends of the rails. I clamped my rails in my bench vice and used an upcut spiral in my router. It worked, but holding the router at an angle was a bit of a challenge. That said, I would do it that way again. FWIW

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