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Bed Rail Connection System

Item #: 37928
$13.69
Each In Stock (online only)

Overview

Create sturdy, concealed bed rail connections with ease. This ingenious system incorporates threaded rod, threaded inserts and unique slotted washers to produce a strong and secure metal-to-metal connection. Hardware is not visible from the exterior of the bed frame, eliminating the need for bed bolt covers. Each set includes connectors for 4 joints - enough for 1 bed.

Bed Rail Connection System kit includes 5/16" threaded inserts, threaded rod, nuts and slotted washers for 4 bed rail joints, plus 8 wood dowels. To install, drill a 35mm (1-3/8") flat-bottom hole and perpendicular 5/8" through-hole in the bed rail, and a 17/32" hole in the bed post to house the threaded insert.

 

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To speed installation and ensure accurate drilling, use the Rockler JIG-IT Drill Guide and 35mm Long Shank Forstner Bit for the bed rail boring. The JIG-IT sets up quickly to produce accurately placed, flat-bottom holes in the exact depth required.

Tech Spec

Brand Rockler
Weight (lbs) 0.7100
Hardware Type Bolts

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pintodeluxe Posted November 6, 2013
This is a great system that results in a sturdy bed rail to leg connection. I use mortise and tenons instead of dowels, but either way the kit will work. Yes, you need a 17/32" bit, but I found one in stock at Napa Auto Parts.
I marked a hole center for the 1-3/8" hole approx. 2-1/2" from the end of the rail. Then I transferred the mark to the end of the rail for a 3/8" through hole (instructions called for 5/8" hole). After drilling these two holes, I used a 3/8" dowel center point and assembled the bed. This dimples a center point for the threaded inserts. Drill for threaded inserts with a 17/32" bit (a 1/2" bit will not work).
Then it's just a matter of bolting everything together. I have used these on two beds now, and wouldn't hesitate to use them again. It simply results in a very sturdy joint.

I had purchased a Broyhill bed...

Guest from NY Posted April 5, 2011
I had purchased a Broyhill bed with wooden rails and accidentally threw out the hardware. It was a nightmare trying to get replacement parts since I bought the bed at Homegoods. I found the exact parts I needed at rockler.com and they worked out PERFECTLY!! They came via USPS within a few days of placing order and were extremely easy to install, although I didn't need to do any drilling as my rails already had all the necessary holes.

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Ryan Posted November 30, 2013
If you're going to buy these connectors, then go ahead and order a 17/32" drill bit and a 1-3/8" Forstner bit, if you do not already have them. The 17/32" drill bit is difficult to find at the big box stores, but I was able to order one online for about $9 (HD). I bought a Forstner bit set for about $35 (HF). You'll also need a 5/16" hex key (Allen wrench) to tighten the threaded inserts.

I disregarded all of the reviews and thought I could make the connectors work with the tools I had on hand. Wrong! I should have believed the reviews. However, once I bought the right tools and installed this connection system it was quite strong. I am very pleased and will purchase more for my other bed projects. Save yourself some time and order everything at once.

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