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Item # 6000

Bed Fasteners, 4-7/8 inch

Bed Rail Fasteners provide strong rigid joints between wooden side rails and wooden bed frames. Fasteners are made of sturdy cast iron. The heavy-duty construction ensures long lasting strength and durability. Use bed-rail connectors on vintage and antique beds. 

Many types have been made over the years and sizes do vary. The size tab shows general measurements. Additional bed fastener image shows more detailed dimensions.

When installing: mortise oval post pieces into headboard and footboard posts of wooden beds. Rail pieces are surfaced mounted to the wooden side rails. See installation tab for more information.

  • One bed requires one set
  • Sold per set
  • Set Includes 4 Post Pieces + 4 Rail Pieces
  • Material: Cast Iron
  • Screws for mounting rail fasteners are not included as length of screw will depend on specific use.
  • See image with detailed dimensions for additional sizing information
  • Post Plate: 1-1/8" Wide x 4-7/8" High
  • See additional image for detailed measurement diagram
  • Before starting: Test fit male and female connection pieces together. If necessary small adjustments can be made with minor filing. 

    Male Hook Plates

  • Male connector is screwed directly (surface mounted) to the inside of the bed rails..
  • Surface mount male connector to inside of bed rails, centering it vertically.
  • Flange should be even with end of bed rail.
  • If the male connector has support buttons small holes must be drilled to accommodate these buttons. This is important as these buttons relieve stress on screws. Buttons must fit tightly in wood.
  • Screw size should be the largest diameter which will fit the holes.
  • Length of screw should be almost the thickness of the bed rails.
  • By fitting and screwing these rail fasteners directly against the bed rail the male plate is stabilized and movement is minimized.

  • Female Connection Plates

  • Mortise into bed posts.
  • Mortises should be slightly inside of the center line as the end of the male hook plate is not directly centered on the end of the bed rail.
  • After the male connectors are installed on the bed rails attach the female connectors to them to determine placement for female connectors on bed posts.
  • The rail is often placed slightly to the inside of center on the bed posts.
  • Common height for modern beds is approximately 8" from floor to bottom of box spring. Height is often higher for older beds.
  • Trace outline of female connector to mark position. Be sure it is straight.
  • Mortise-out traced area to approximately 1/2" depth.
  • Screw into position.
  • Once installed Female connector should be flush with bed post.
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    Returns are accepted within 60 days of receipt for a full merchandise refund - your original payment method will be credited for the merchandise amount.


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    Customer Reviews

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    H.
    Great product

    This was a great product! Fit correctly with my antique bed and the fasteners are very solid, good material. Also the exact measurements of the fasteners were very helpful.

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    D.
    Very reasonable price

    Thank you so much for providing good quality products at a very reasonable price. #6000 1372 Bed Rail Fasteners - Bed Fasteners, 4-7/8 inch fit perfectly in the bed frame that my great-father made in the 1940's. The parts shipped quickly and were easy to install.

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    J.G.
    bed rail hardware

    Very pleased with my purchase.

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    L.B.
    Bed rails

    Fit perfectly. Lost parts to a bed built in the 1930s. Now my grandson is sleeping in a bed made by his great great great grandfather.

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    C.R.
    Great Service

    Delivery was quick, product was well packed for protection. Very responsive company and wonderful customer service.

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