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Item # 6001

Bed Fasteners, 5-3/4 inch

Bed Rail Fasteners with 5-3/4" post plate, are cast iron providing a strong rigid joints between wooden side rails and wooden bed frames. These bed-rail connectors are used on vintage and antique beds. Many types have been made over the years and sizes do vary. Sturdy cast iron construction ensures long lasting strength and durability of bed rail fasteners. When installing, mortise oval post pieces into head board and foot board posts of wooden beds. Rail pieces are surfaced mounted to the wooden side rails.
  • 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 5-3/4" 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.
  • Male connector has a cast flange. A saw cut groove should be cut to accept the flange.
  • 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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