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post #1 of 13 Old 10-26-2009, 12:21 AM Thread Starter
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joining footboard and headboard to side rails

I am in the process of building a bed and I am looking for a way to connect the head board and foot board to the side rails. I am looking for low cost hardware. The bed is for a guest bedroom and will only be used a few times a year so I don't need the best hardware available.

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Thanks Bill

I think I will go with the third one. It's exactly what I was looking for and about what I wanted to spend.

I just checked and shipping is $6. Dose anyone know of any chain stores that might carry something like this?

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This is going to sound silly till you think about it a
minute.
My Granddad built several beds for us kids and he
used regular interior door hinges.

The springs hold the bed square and the pins just
pop out to knock it down.


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I actual thought about that but wasn't sure how it would work. I might consider doing that if I cant find any hardware local
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If you go to Rockler's Facebook page and become a fan, shipping is free.
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Brian.

Does the free shipping combine with other discounts?

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I'm not sure--I haven't used it yet. You could always try it and see what happens.
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Cody, I built a queen size custom bed for a lady last summer, and I found that the hook-type (example #1) is excellent except that it's a bear to install. They have the same types of hooks & bars that are a flush fit ... that's what I used. You just route out a mortise deep enough to accommodate the hardware. It was simple to install, and it fit so tightly there will never be a squeak. Ever. I think I paid about $3 each at Ace Hardware (here we have something called Elliott Ace Hardware, which carries everything). My logic was simple: I wanted it easy to do, strong, no squeaks, and cheap.
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I really like the idea about the door hinges but honestly it sounds a little ghetto.... but I like it! If I were you, I'd get a pair of universal head board brackets like these so if you ever decide to change bed frames, the new one will be compatible with the old one.
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No one has mentioned simple and traditional bed bolts?
The Rockler site has bed bolts. They are a simple, strong. Way to build a bed. You could even use 5 inch 3/8 inch bolts from any box store.
Any of the suggestions will probably work. Tauton press have a paperback book called "Beds" that is a worthwhile read.
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No one has mentioned simple and traditional bed bolts?
The Rockler site has bed bolts. They are a simple, strong. Way to build a bed. You could even use 5 inch 3/8 inch bolts from any box store.
Any of the suggestions will probably work. Tauton press have a paperback book called "Beds" that is a worthwhile read.

That's a good idea and you can even make them hidden like this:



I don't see why it wouldn't work with metal rails. Much better than lag bolts because that'll never pull out.
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I would use the 4 inch butt hinges. Sounds like a good idea to me.

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