are used to draw wooden bed posts and bed rails tightly together, creating strong rigid joints. Use on antique wood beds and rope beds, where tendon end of bed rail slips into mortise cut into bed post.
Important measurements if replacing bed bolts on an older bed See middle diagram
• Measure depth of Head- channel. must-be deep enough to contain 5/8" head including flange
• Measure channel less Head-channel: must-be long enough to accommodate bolt length less head & flange
• Historically thread-size of nuts can vary. Our bolts screw into a 3/8"- 16 nut, 3/8 refers to bolt diameter, 16 refers to the number of threads per inch
. If your bed has existing nuts It will be necessary to determine nut thread size. Nuts must be replaced if size is different than 3/8"- 16.
• Replacing existing nuts (if necessary): Wood-plug on inside of bed rail, must be removed, old-nut removed, new-nut inserted, plug replaced.
• Inset nuts in bed rails
• Insert bed bolt into channel, through bedpost into bed-rail. Screw bolt into nut to tighten and secure bed frame.
• Use bed bolt cover, to conceal mortise where bed bolt head is inset.
• Sold individually
• Square 3/4" Nut included
• Bolt: 3/8"- 16 Thread
• Head Size: 3/8" Square, 15/16" Diameter Flange, 5/8" Depth including Flange
• Overall Length includes head and flange
• Forged Steel
• Use With Wooden Side Rails