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.
When installing always test fit the four pairs of parts before starting. Mortise oval post pieces into headboard and footboard posts of wooden beds. Rail pieces are surfaced mounted to the wooden side rails. See black-installation-tab for more information.
Many types of Bed Rail Fasteners have been made over the years and sizes do vary. Additional image, of bed rail fasteners, shows detailed dimensions.
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Cast Iron Bed Rail Fasteners
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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