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Hey guys - looking for some innovative solutions for my "problem." Let me preface this by saying that I am new to woodworking but it has been an interest of mine for some time - I finally have a garage/workshop to start some projects.

My wife loves the design of this bed, so since we recently added another bedroom to our living situation, I've decided to build this for our master bedroom.

Here's the problem: We move every 1-3 years and affixing the side boards to the head/foot boards with screws is fine to do a few times, but after moving - disassembling, reassembling this several times - I worry that I'll no longer be able to screw the side boards into the head/foot boards since all the wood will be stripped. Not sure if my woodworking "lingo" is making any sense to you all or not...

What I am looking for: An innovating solution - a bracket - to fix on the inside of the frame (out of view) that will allow me to couple the pieces together. You often see this on sectional sofas to keep them together. The brackets will need to be load-bearing since they will support most of the weight of the bed occupants.

After scouring the internet I cannot find the brackets I need - perhaps I am using the wrong keywords? Perhaps some of you have seen a jig made for something like this before.

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Threaded inserts mate!

Use a threaded insert with a bolt where youd normally use a screw, wont strip out with repeated tightening.

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If you use good metal bed hardware, you will not wear it out.

If you don't have time to do it right the first time, when will you have time to do it over?
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You might also look at these. I'd use at least 2 per rail. Available at the BORG or McMaster-Carr.



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Thanks! I think I'll give the metal brackets a shot first, but its nice to have a back up just in case.
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These are exactly what I was looking for! Not sure how my internet searches never yielded any successful results. I'll be sure to let you know how they work out.
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These are exactly what I was looking for! Not sure how my internet searches never yielded any successful results. I'll be sure to let you know how they work out.
Get a paper Rockler catalog and look through it for inspirations on future projects. There are specialty items out there and a new guy doesn't have to reinvent them.
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