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No need to mortise into rails and posts.

5'' Surface Mounted Bed Rail Brackets

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5'' Surface Mounted Bed Rail Brackets
5'' Surface Mounted Bed Rail Brackets

These thick galvanized steel bed rail brackets form a rigid knock-down connection between the bed rails, headboard and footboard, all with the ease and speed of surface mounted installation. Unlike other bed rail brackets, there is no need to mortise into the rails and posts. Just screw them in place-all bed rail hardware is hidden from view.

  • Not recommended for bunk beds
(4) Matched sets of bed rail brackets: two left and two right (8 pieces total)
More Information
Brand Rockler
Weight 0.6500
Tech Spec
  • Made of 18 gauge galvanized steel.
  • Set includes four matched sets, two left, two right.
  • 5" long-made for 6" wide bed rails.
  • Use #8 screws (not included). Length will depend on thickness of posts.

Technical Documents
Hardware Type Bed Rail Brackets
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159 Reviews
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Simple and easy fix
I had built my daughter a king size bed and had to modify it after she moved back in with us. I needed an easy fix and this product worked perfectly!
January 15, 2019
3 days ago
Woodworking Experience:
Rail brackets
Were easy to use and holds the bed nice and tight!!
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January 8, 2019
2 months ago
I lost my brackets during a move. Old ones were taken off instead of unhooked. These brackets fit perfectly into existing holders
December 28, 2018
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
So far so good
Worked out the way it was meant to, no surprises.
December 20, 2018
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Bed Rail Brackets
Worked great. Easy to install.
October 28, 2018
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
These bed rail brackets were relatively easy to install and fit together well. A template would have simplified the installation process.
October 18, 2018
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
It was good, if I had a suggestion, it would be the good instructions would have be better, especially with a recommendation on screw size. It was a good product and worked well
August 20, 2018
5 months ago
Good product have used them before, keep up the good work.
August 9, 2018
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Bed Hardware
Worked great.
July 24, 2018
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Was able to restore and make an antique woobly bed rock solid. Nice product.
June 18, 2018
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
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Tackling 2 bed projects, a queen and a full. So with these, lumber, and wood screws, I should be all set.
T I on Jan 15, 2019
Making beds for 3 year old twin granddaughters
Have used them before on beds for other grandchildren
Phillip D on Jan 7, 2019
Tackling 2 bed projects, a queen and a full. So with these, lumber, and wood screws, I should be all set.
T I on Jan 15, 2019
They are simple in design and strong in practical function. It appears to be more sound in its design than the original hook-in-rail. It just makes sense to me. I’m anxious to get them and try them on the bed I’m making for my grandson.
Tracey Powell M on Jan 12, 2019
Making beds for 3 year old twin granddaughters
Have used them before on beds for other grandchildren
Phillip D on Jan 7, 2019
Giving an older bed new life.
Lisa M on Jan 6, 2019
Replacement Brackets for a bed over 20 years old, requiring a bit of maintenance.
Preston Taylor T on Jan 3, 2019
Making bed.
Robert P on Jan 2, 2019
To put my head and footboard together.
Brenda m on Dec 29, 2018
Building a new bed
Douglas M on Dec 14, 2018
no mortise and very easy to install
Stephen N on Dec 14, 2018
looked simple, easy and strong. No mortise required
Bill H on Dec 13, 2018
Very strong. Very easy to install.
Kevin D on Dec 12, 2018
Beginner bed builder trying new things this looked like a game changer
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John D on Dec 11, 2018
I am building a bed frame and like how this makes it easy to connect the rail to the head/foot board.
Spencer S on Dec 10, 2018
Very good picture of item can see what you are buying how difficult it would be to install and how it would work
Harlan H on Dec 10, 2018
I trust the Rockler name, for buying reliable woodworking parts. They were steel and the price point was reasonable. I hope when I install them they are all I expect!
charles l on Dec 6, 2018
Making a queen bed out of butternut
James P on Dec 1, 2018
I've purchased this product previously for bed frames that I've built/sold and have had excellent feedback from my customers. Additionally they are easy to use!
Brian D on Nov 25, 2018
they worked well on another bed project
John M on Nov 25, 2018
I am building a loft bed for my great grandaughter.
Bill M on Nov 24, 2018
converting an old antique family double bed into a queen sizr bed
Matthew Y on Nov 21, 2018
Tom H on Nov 13, 2018
fit my needs for the project
Peter B on Nov 12, 2018
Exactly fit my needs
Mark M on Nov 12, 2018
Best suited for project.
Joseph D on Nov 10, 2018
john morris M on Oct 21, 2018
Good reviews
George B on Oct 17, 2018
Great product needed to complete my project.
Robert W on Oct 5, 2018
Looks like the easiest way to repair bed, no mortising required. Hopefully I will not have to carry all of the bed components to the garage to complete repair.
James C on Sep 30, 2018
building a day bed- don't have time to mortise/cut for other types of brackets. Time is a factor.
RILEY, S on Sep 5, 2018
This product seemed to have good reviews and I needed something easy to install to repair our bed.
Joanna H on Aug 13, 2018
It is exactly what is needed for a project my husband is working on!
Kathy J on Aug 12, 2018
Im building a bed and have used these brackets in the past and they worked great. They are easy to install and easy to connect when putting the bed together. My 10 year old was able to put his own bed frame together with these brackets it was so easy.
Sean P on Aug 6, 2018
Building bunk bed for grandchildren. I receive your Rocklet Newsletter so I should not need to pay for shipping. I attempted to put in a code for the newsletter, but apparently it was not the correct one
Abe V on Aug 1, 2018
I had an antique bed frame rail to split out, this looked like a good way to repair without having a lot of wood working skills
Bobby W on Jul 29, 2018
Wanted to have a more secure attachment for bed rails, not just resting on a step.
Tina F on Jul 25, 2018
Based on the reviews these look like a great choice for a twin bed we are building. They look easy to use and sturdy.
Maricel L on Jul 25, 2018
I build beds, I have never used these brackets before. I wanted to try them for the price.
wilbert w on Jul 23, 2018
to build a bed
Larry G on Jul 23, 2018
Works well
Plowboy on Jul 16, 2018
the others that I ordered worked so well
richard R on Jul 6, 2018
Great design. Easy to install. Price is very fair.
Douglas M on Jul 5, 2018
Easy installation
Paul S on Jun 25, 2018
did not want to mortise
Steve H on Jun 25, 2018
looked simple to use, easy to install.
Robert B on Jun 25, 2018
I previously purchased this product for a bed I made. It was great.
Mary H on Jun 20, 2018
replacement of existing brackets
maurice k on Jun 16, 2018
JIM H on Jun 16, 2018
Making bunk beds for grandsons
richard R on Jun 9, 2018
To fix a bed
James K on Jun 4, 2018
Building a queen size bed.
Christopher L on Jun 2, 2018
They are simple in design and strong in practical function. It appears to be more sound in its design than the original hook-in-rail. It just makes sense to me. I’m anxious to get them and try them on the bed I’m making for my grandson.
Tracey Powell M on Jan 12, 2019
Giving an older bed new life.
Lisa M on Jan 6, 2019
Do you need to set the rail piece back from the edge to fit securely? I have tested one and it is not snugging to the post.
Jason R on Dec 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You have to have the edges of the hooks set back from the edge of the support by about a 1/16”. There is a built in positive lock design that needs this to hold tightly. It will lock in place but without that extra, it has enough end play to allow motion which will further open that slack and get worse.
How much weight can these brackets support ?
Howard on Jan 7, 2017
What size bed rails do I need? I'm building a full size bed and would like to know what type of wood I should use and dimensions for each rail. For example, do I need a 2x6 rail to provide enough support if I'm using pine, or is a 1x6 good enough?
Chris S on Feb 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: We built a bed for a customer using 1x6 rails and they worked great! I wouldn't suggest using a 1x6 if you're going to be placing any weight on them though, but 1x6 is enough for the "look" of a rail. The customer used their metal bed frame to support their mattress and box spring.
How much weight can they support?
A shopper on Jul 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I used them on a King size bed. I would say same capacity as a new bed. Since it was a King with very heavy mattress I did add a couple of legs on the slats but that was more due to the slats carrying a lot of the mattress weight.
Will this 5" bracket be able to support a pine 2x10 bed rail?
Tom R on Jan 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I'm sure it would support a 2X10 bed rail, but I can't imagine why you would want a 2X10 rail!
How many mounted rail brackets are per pack?
panky on Jul 11, 2015
BEST ANSWER: There is 4 sets of brackets in each packet,four male and four female brackets ....
will these brackets work with a plywood side rail ?
Terry P on Feb 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: yes I used a type sheet metal screw self tapping with moderate treads, fine treads will tear out wood screws don't have enough bit I had 3/4 inch ply and used 5/8 inch screws
Why are these not recommended for bunk beds
Frank D on Mar 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I think the reason they don't recommend them for bunk beds is that they do not have a safety feature that locks them so someone from the bottom bunk could push the brackets loose on the top bunk. I did use them on bunk beds and I have had no problems.
Can i get the technical doucements with the brackets when I order them?
Harvey B on Jan 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The technical document is on the Rockler webpage where this item is found (scroll down until you see the link). Installation is rather easy. It is a two person job though. Good luck!
I am building a king size bed frame with 4x4 posts and 2x12 side, foot and head boards. Would two sets of these brackets be better than one set?
Tom T on Dec 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: On a King bed you will need some support on the cross rails under the mattress I would believe. That is how most new beds are made. You could use 2 sets not sure if needed esp if you use longer screws. They are pretty strong!
Will these brackets work on metal 1-1/2" angle side rails?
Lawson C on Dec 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Probably not. You need a side rail that is as deep as the bracket is long, so you need a side rail about 5 inches high.
My husband bought an old bed that was quite lovely for an extra room we have. The things that hook the side rails to the headboard and footboard are missing on one end of one rail. This looks like it would fix it. What do you think?
Krystal S on May 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: That is why I used this product. Worked great and was easy to do! Very stong!
Can I get just two?
Bridget on Oct 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: You can but if you are using this for a bed you need four - two for the headboard and two for the footboard or one for each corner of the bed. . We ordered two thinking that was all we needed but that was wrong obviously, so then we had to order two more! When taking the bed apart for any reason it just works better to have one for each of the four corners. We were very pleased with how they work, well worth it.
My father and I are building an upholstered bed, would these brackets work for use on the outside of the upholstery?
Lauren T on Jul 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes. You will probably need to use longer screws if the upholstery has padding behind it. One of my students has built 3 beds to sell and the brackets worked very well.
I can't find the 3 hook claw needed for my bed. How do I interchange it to use this one?
Shirley H on Sep 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: You will need to be able to surface mount both components ("catch" and "claw") so that they can work as a set. As long as you can do that, these should work fine for you.
What will make my bed longer to a queen sizes from full size?
D U on Apr 6, 2018
BEST ANSWER: You can make you side dimensions as long as you want (and the side board will support) - heavier board, longer span.
I have 4 in rails in an antique bed. Any suggestions?
Rick V on Apr 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I have a 50 year old bed t] with the old hook and pin mounting system. The fit had loosed=ned and the bed creaked. I used the surface mount replacements but they didn't pull it together tight enough. I prefer the kind that have to be mortised in (with a chisel and a router). I used this kind on a bed I built and they are self tightening and will last forever. Mine were 5" high but the could be cut down to 4".Good luck.
Do I need a post or can I connect side rails direct to end rails with this?.
Chris N on Dec 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have connected them to posts and flat supports. Since they are surface mount can really connect to anything
Am a novice here. The supposed wood rail of a bed we have split bringing the head of the bed down on one side. See that the frame itself is made of particle board. The headboard and footboard seem solid. Would attaching these surface mounted brackets work over a reinforced rail? Please could you offer any advice?
Mathews on Sep 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would think a split would drop the side rail, not the head. Head is usually supported by the legs. Wondering if it was correctly assembled.
I have 2 bed post that extends 2 feet above the head board connecting to the bed post which carries the cross board supports and 2 of the same on the foot board. The post connect in 2 parts befor it screws into the corner bed post I need replacement parts. Some of these parts got bent and stripped out during a move. Can you help direct be to the hardware I need to purchase. It looks there is a male and female part. They both are fitted into both pieces of the post where the round base has a center screw bolt and the other the female sceptical. The base is connected by screws into the wood post. Same goes for the other side the conecting post?
Arcee on Jan 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I am unable to make any sense of the damage your bed suffered. Specific hardware replacements for your bed are likely to be available only from the bed manufacturer. Look at the illustration of the Bed Rail Brackets to see how they get mounted. The slotted piece would normally mount on the post and the finger piece on the side rail. Unless the wood is splintered or otherwise too damaged to attach this set, it is likely appropriate to replace - as in "substitute for" - your damaged hardware.
what are the dimensions on this bracket? I see it is 5" long, how wide?
A shopper on Aug 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: For dimensions see technical document linked in this offering.
How wide is the part that goes on the leg?
myron s on Oct 25, 2017
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