@ Greg In Maryland:
Thanks so much fro the advice!!!
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:
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.
...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...