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post #21 of 25 Old 08-20-2012, 02:49 PM Thread Starter
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@ Greg In Maryland:

Thanks so much fro the advice!!!

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I have never purchased bedbolts for this type of application, I just go to Home Depot or Lowes and purchase lag bolts, washers and nuts. This route should be more inexpensive and convenient.
yeah, that was my first instinct - mostly because I am cheap and lazy.

But as you rightly pointed out:

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Also, if you are thinking of using lag bolts and calling it a day, eventually they will fail.
firemedic (aka, Jean) had mentioned that too, so I thought I would try to go the extra mile and give the bed bolts solution a try.

Also, I do have a bed I have to fix up eventually, so this will be good practice in seeing IF I can transfer this to other projects given my limited skills and tools.

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...you want to make sure that your cross hole isn't too big that it weakens the post...
Thanks for the reminder.

is there any rule of thumb as to how big of a hole I can chisel out?

Also, while the back will be against a wall, I am thinking of putting the access hole IN THE FRONT because I also plan on using something of an L Brace to help keep the riser in place. I thought that I could use the L Brace to "hide" the hole (since the L Brace will be in front).

Only thing is, if I have to screw the L Brace flush to the face of the riser I don't know if the screw will clear the Bed Bolt.

I kind of think it won't...

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Stop! I didn't mean lag bolts, I meant hex bolts. Big difference

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Hi again, Greg:

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Stop! I didn't mean lag bolts, I meant hex bolts. Big difference
Could you explain a little bit about the differences? (especially in regards to what I am trying to accomplish).

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Lag bolts are glorified wood screws. Check this link at Home Depot. They have course threads and are not used with nuts.

Hex bolts are similar size, but are designed to be used with nuts. Check this link at Home Depot.

Hex bolts can be used in place of bed bolts in your specific situation without any problem. I cannot comment on their suitability for beds.

The reason hex bolts are ideal for your application is that they can be tightened and tightened and tightened, and won't really damage the pieces or really enlarge the holes. Presuming that you use washers and don't compromise the strength of the wood by making too big of a hole too close to the edge or something like that.

Lag bolts will eventually work themselves loose and degrade the hole they are drilled into. Once the hole gets too enlarged, you are unable to tighten it. This is if you try to use a lag bolt to hold in end grain.

Hopefully this helps and isn't too inaccurate

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Thanks so much for the links and the clarification, Greg!

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