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4 x 5/8" Heavy Duty Wrought Steel Bed Rail Fasteners (4-Pack)
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These hard-to-find fasteners make building a bed a snap. One pack of four fasteners will complete a bed. Features quick assembly and disassembly. Requires mortising for recessed mounting. Can be Installed with mallet, chisel, drill bits and drill. Made of heavy steel.

(1) 4-Pack Heavy Duty Wrought Steel Bed Rail Fasteners
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Worked out
After buying a 5/8 straight bit, the head board and foot board parts were a piece of cake. The mortising on the side trails was tricky and a bit challenging, balancing an 82 inch long piece of wood on end. Well I should say 81 7/8 inch after my first pass did not work out so well.
August 20, 2018
Woodworking Experience:
worked great
I build cedar furniture, had a twin bed order for a young girl the product worked great made a super tight fit, and the couple that order it wants more built.
August 14, 2018
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
New lease of life!
These heavy duty durable fasteners have given my sturdy cherrywood bed a new lease of life. After more than ten moves over a quarter of a century the original brackets had warped - installing these new ones was easy and has extended the life of the bed for another few decades.
August 4, 2018
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
I used these to fasten a crib together. They worked very good, they are solid and fit tight together. I used a CNC to machine the rails. My material was 3/4" so I only had about a 1/16" on either side. You could possibly grind them down to make them a little narrower to fit easier in this application.
July 25, 2018
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Delivered quickly. Just a bit tricky to get the mortise right.
July 2, 2018
3 months ago
This kit worked great!
May 23, 2018
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great Bed Rail fasteners
I have built several beds with these and find them to provide a solid connection without any movement. They need to be mortised flush or just slightly recessed so you get wood to wood contact to provide the stability.
May 17, 2018
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
bed rail fasteners
I love these bed rail fasteners. They are incredibly sturdy and make for a very solid bed rail to head board connection. Routing the mortises in the side rail can be very tricky, but with a shop made guide for your router, it can be done safely and effectively. This is the only way I make bed connections.
April 7, 2018
10 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
I have a red oak king bed and it’s is going on 18 years and no failures.
April 3, 2018
10 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Easy to use
Sturdy work great made in America. What more can you ask for?
March 28, 2018
6 months ago
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fix Bed
JP P on Aug 20, 2018
James K on Aug 17, 2018
fix Bed
JP P on Aug 20, 2018
In the process of making a queen size bed frame.
Dave M on Aug 19, 2018
James K on Aug 17, 2018
Large enough to hold up a 2 X 12 side rail safely
Tracy L on Aug 17, 2018
bill b on Aug 11, 2018
Needed for building bunk beds. They seemed very strong.
Gene H on Aug 6, 2018
I am building my sons first twin bed and these will be perfect for the rails and head/foot boards.
Lucas M on Jul 31, 2018
Used before very strong
Danny F on Jul 25, 2018
I liked the youtube video, fits my project perfect, I am unable to use side brackets as my side rails are the same size as the headboard rails.
Randal G on Jul 24, 2018
Have not received yet.
JLB J on Jul 24, 2018
Have purchased three sets prior to this one.
Nice quality, heavy duty.
William A on Jul 17, 2018
Building a twin size bed for my grandson.
Charles P on Jun 23, 2018
To fix a bed
James K on Jun 4, 2018
Building a bed for daughter and son-in-law
Carl B on May 30, 2018
Building 8 beds for grandkids
Von D on May 25, 2018
I do most of my shopping on the Internet. I have back pains and cannot walk. These fasteners are just what I am looking for, and I don't have to be in a crowd of people.
Joe R on May 23, 2018
These fasteners match those used on the bed plan I am building. They give a professional appearance.
Duane B on May 21, 2018
I like the larger size. Also am matching a bed project made yeats ago that used this size. The full mortise is a very clean design.
Gregg H on May 14, 2018
I'm building a bedroom set for my granddaughter and I'll use this product to attach the headboard and foot board to the rails.
David H on May 12, 2018
This is for a bed frame from a Woodsmith Plan
Khalil A on May 11, 2018
strong, simple to use and concealed .
William K. K on May 5, 2018
customer didn't want hardware to be noticeable once bed was put together.
Jessie S on May 3, 2018
Want a very strong fastener for bed so there is no bump during the night.
Gerald D on May 2, 2018
Because I'm trying to send it!
Dakota M on Apr 30, 2018
Looks like quality product; good resources for installation.
Christian S on Apr 27, 2018
Making a bed
Clinton W on Apr 26, 2018
Easier to mount bed frames
A M on Apr 23, 2018
To replace same type that had broken, but 5/8 x 5 1/2
William R on Apr 21, 2018
Repairing bed frame and this is closest to original I could find.
Gary D G on Apr 18, 2018
looks like it will work for me.
John C on Apr 16, 2018
Building a bed
Alicia D on Apr 15, 2018
I have used these on previous bed builds. They are solid.
Bryan H on Mar 28, 2018
No comment
Martin G on Mar 28, 2018
worked well on my last project
Richard B on Mar 27, 2018
I'm making a pair of twin beds for my grand-daughters.
Jerry C on Mar 21, 2018
building my own bed frame
Aubrey M on Mar 10, 2018
quality and good reviews
Mary Sue d on Mar 7, 2018
I've used them on one other bed and they've held up well for the past 17 years.
Mike on Mar 4, 2018
To replace existing fasteners
Frances M M on Mar 4, 2018
Reviews stated these fasteners will make the bed frame as secure as it can be without bolting it togather.
James S on Mar 2, 2018
looked good for project.
Brian O on Feb 28, 2018
Used them in the past. Very good quality
Michael J on Feb 27, 2018
They were the item needed to make the project I have planned
Diane B on Feb 19, 2018
David H on Feb 6, 2018
I keep these on hand all the time because I make custom beds for friends and family.
Anthony N on Feb 5, 2018
building a bed.
john g on Feb 4, 2018
It is strong and can handle the weight of our furniture rails
JOSHUA S on Jan 30, 2018
That's what I wanted
Paul M on Jan 14, 2018
needed it
Dennis A H on Dec 29, 2017
Easy breakdown for transport. Makes moving rooms or even houses a snap. Hopefully planning ahead will keep this frame looking good for years to come.
Vince Z on Dec 27, 2017
In the process of making a queen size bed frame.
Dave M on Aug 19, 2018
Large enough to hold up a 2 X 12 side rail safely
Tracy L on Aug 17, 2018
what is the depth of these brackets item#2859?
A shopper on Apr 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The most accurate dimensions are in metric units. Each plate is 14.9 cm long, 1.5 cm (15 mm) wide, and 4 mm thick. Each hook is also 4 mm thick, and extends just 7 mm deep (NOT 1/2") into the post, IN ADDITION to the 4 mm plate thickness. Plates are slightly tapered on the sides only, with the inside width being about 14 mm wide. Both plates are the same size. The back side of the "hooks" are riveted and extend 2.5 mm behind the rail plate. Each riveted "head" on the back of each hook is small, 6 mm wide and 8 mm tall. Each plate has three tapered screw holes to take flat head screws. The whole thing seems to be very sturdy and well-made.
I have and antique double bed. Can I use this product to add on a piece of wood to make the bed longer or do I have to put in a whole new length of rail?
Glenda on Aug 29, 2015
BEST ANSWER: You would want to put on a new length of rail
Can this withstand the seasons of used for an outdoor lounge bed?
Priscilla V on May 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: My use for this product has been for a bed inside and not outside.
We have had no problems with this hardware and it has held up very well.
I would expect it to work well for an outside bed.

One suggestion - be very careful to install this product correctly.
I did a trial run on 2 boards that were similar to what I would be using for the actual bed.
This proved to be a very good idea because I did not get it done correctly the first time.

I hope this helps.

Can these be safely installed on 1x6 poplar bed rails?
Brett B on Nov 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes they can it works well
Hi guys, I need help...Can these be used in triple tier bunk bed making? I've searched for weeks & whilst I have nut and 120mm m6 bolts my initial intention was to keep the bunks as streamline as possible without compromising safety. I'm using 4 2meter 2x4 posts with 2x6 side rails. Would the weight distribute evenly? Pls recommend a more HD type if known . Thanks
Bernie on Nov 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Since each tier would be separately attached to your posts, there ought not be a problem of weight distribution. I'm assuming that the bunk bed is not intended for three overweight adults, but rather three kids, so the total weight should not be a problem with the 2X4 posts, as the rails assure that the bulk of the weight is transmitted straight down the posts. If you want to be super fail safe, you could structure a ledge on the posts just below the bottom of the side rails, but I really don't think it's necessary and it would make the design appear heavier. Good luck!
I am looking to disassemble a sleigh bed headboard and footboard into 3 pieces (sides and center) to take them up a narrow flight of stairs. I would like to use this hardware on the sideposts of the pieces to make the headboard and footboard able to be reassembled without looking like they're separate pieces. They are solid wood - Queen size. What is the weight limit for these brackets? Would they work for this?
sczar on Sep 8, 2017
How wide do I make the mortise 9/16 or 5/8 ?
A shopper on Aug 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The fasteners are 5/8. I didn't need to make the mortises, but I believe they should be very close to 5/8. I replaced some fasteners that had already been made and the fit had no noticeable margin. The fasteners dropped in flush on both sides. But the instructions say to bevel the sides of the mortise, so perhaps 9/16 beveled to 5/8 is what is wanted.
Hello everyone! I will be building a king size bed made of 6"x 6" posts all around. Yes, that means 6x6 for the four posts, two side rails, one foot rail, and two head rails. I would like to use these fasteners to make all the connections. My question is do you think it would be overkill to put two fasteners side by side (spaced 2 inches apart from each other) at each connection point? I guess my real question is do you think that using only one fastener at each connection point might not be enough? Keep in mind that every piece of this bed will be connected to every other piece only by these fasteners. Thank you in advance for any helpful responses.
newyorkpaul n on Jan 22, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I'm not sure it's necessary to use two sets of fasteners, but it probably couldn't hurt, unless you're using a very lightweight wood, which I'm guessing you aren't. I'm actually less doubtful about the fasteners' ability to withstand the weight as the screws, although since the hardware is embedded in the wood, that should lessen the strain. But since you're using such thick beams, you have a lot of weight, and also a lot of room for an extra set of fasteners, and since they're not particularly expensive, I say better to err on the side of caution.
End-grain fasteners in wood are not very strong and it is difficult to find pull-out value for end-grain connections. If you are trying to create a stiff and ridged connection between the post and rail, how reliable is this fastener connection or should another type of hardware be considered? Boys on bunk beds tend to be a bit rambunctious.
Charles E on Nov 16, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I was paranoid about safety when I built a loft bed for my 4 year old grandson. This product seemed to be the strongest I could find on the market. I drilled the pilot holes carefully in the end grain and put a fastener at the top of the side fence as well as at the bottom on each end. It is rock solid in spite of my grandson and his rambunctious friends.
I have ordered a set of 4" bed rail fasteners. I am wondering how thick they are so I can set my router and find the most suitable blades? Thanks!
Glenway F on Dec 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The dimensions of the both male and female pieces are 5/8" wide by 5 7/8"+ tall by 1/8"+ thick. You'll need clearances behind both parts, 3/32" for the nubs on the backside of the prongs and a 7/16" slot behind the female openings to accommodate the prongs. It's easy to see what's needed once you have the parts. They are adequately heavy duty for their purpose.
Hi, What's the optimum screw size for these (6") ?
T J on Dec 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Frankly don't remember and as the bed I used them on is assembled, can't really check; they're either #6 or #8. Suggest you take one of the fittings to the hardware store when you get the screws. The important thing is to get them as large as possible for strength, but small enough that the head does not protrude above the surface at all. Even a slight protrusion will prevent the fasteners from fitting together.
I am building an upholstered bed, would these work for installation on the outside of the upholstery?
Lauren T on Jul 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: My impression would be "no," but as long as you kept the two mating surfaces clear and separate, then I see no reason why you couldn't make it work. ...But not outside the upholstery; they have to be inletted into the post and the rail. Good luck.
are the screws included with the #28589 bed rail fastener?
bob s on Jul 31, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No screws are included.
my bed rails are exactly 6" tall. Should I get the 6" or 4" set?
Rodney S on Jul 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I would suggest that you purchase the 4” set of bed rail fasteners. You will need to mortise these into the rail and headboard post. Using the 4” set will give you a 1” buffer top and bottom to give you strength. Reference the picture in the catalog.
Hello, Can I put two of these on the same board to connect two wood board to make a big box? (1000x2000)
souchet M on Mar 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: without a doubt you can but don't expect it to be rigid. while they will support the downward weight of a mattress and springs and the bodies that lay on them, the two ends will flex from side to side at the connecting points.
Can this be used for a bed where the feet are canted at an angle?
80marks on Feb 28, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I believe they could as long as the bed rails and feet are cut at matching angles.
what is the correct (minimum) rail thickness and depth for a queen size bed?
lumberjack on Jan 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I Can’t answer your question! Only the manufacturer of the brackets could answer your question. If they can’t answer it I would not use the brackets. From a liability stand point they probably won’t answer it either but they may suggest a safe size of rail and the fasteners to use. There are a lot of factors involved. Type of wood, weight of individuals using the bed,fasteners used, etc. Good luck!
Would you recommend this for a full size loft bed?
David S on Jan 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The fasteners are strong and tight-fitting, if installed carefully and securely. Absolutely must be inlet into wood. If that's done, should work fine.
Are the slots set up on the standard 2" spacing? I want to use an existing frame with hooks and need a mortised mate.
Keith P on Oct 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I didn't have existing hooks to check them on since I was making a new bed. You could probably replace the existing hook plate with the one in the set. This set worked great for me and I would recommend them.
Building the 3 in one crib for my Granddaughters(yup twins!) in Wood Magazine (2006). I don't like the fasteners recommended. Can I use these fasteners, or are the fasteners restricted by code?
John W on May 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I don't know about the code, but I used these on my king size bed and I think they are great.
How deep do the screw go?
Ben H on May 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: That is really set by your screw choice, these brackets don't include screws.
These fasteners where used to contruct beds we purchased for our boys years ago. Now I am considering lengthening the beds to accomodate extra-long mattresses which would entail removing and reinstalling the brackets on new, longer side rails. So, question, how easy and what is the best way to install these?
A shopper on May 26, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Should be fairly easy. See my reply (Dean G) above. Basically, all you'll need to do is inlet the rail sections into the ends of the new rails, which mainly involves some careful chiseling. Good luck!
I see you carry 4" and 6". The one I measured on our bed rail is 5", do you have a 5"?
Skip K on May 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately we only carry the 4" and 6"
is there a template for the drilling on this item?
Jackie on Sep 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I made one out of plywood (1/2") to use with my mini router. You can also outline the bracket, use a Foerster still not to proper depth, and clean up the edges with a chisel.
Do the screws with specific clearance to allow the metalbrackets to slide at connecting time come with these brackets?
mary b on Aug 27, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No I had to get my own
I guess I should have asked can you install them in reverse?
Jim S on Jun 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Not sure what you are asking but they will work if you reverse the male end on the post and install the female side on the rail.
I have a homeowner that would like to use the heavy duty wrought steel bedrail fasteners on their bunkbed ladders so the can be moved when needed. I was wondering if you have it in on one hook system instead of the double hook?
Andy E on Dec 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I wouldn't use these for bunkbed ladders. They work great for bed rails that are fit very tight. If they are the least bit loose, they will not stay fastened, even with the downward force naturally occurring under use. In fact, I would not personally use them for a top bunk in bunkbed applications because of the natural behavior of children [Kicking the top rails while in the bottom bunk seems much too likely for me.

I made a very tight fit in the beds I have used them on, and have provided a dead blow mallet with each bed so that they can be easily assembled and disassembled.

I use the double hook fasteners. I wouldn't trust single hook units in bed applications.
Are these peices of hardware made in the United States of America?
Allen B on Oct 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: These are made in China.
brackets randomly come loose is there a possible reason for this or solution? I'm hoping that it is because the hooks are not fully engaging so the plates can just be shimmed.
Jason K on Feb 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: If the plates are inletted even just a tiny bit too much, or if the screw heads protrude even slightly above the surface, it will prevent them from fully engaging. Also, if the wood behind and below the slots isn't sufficiently removed, that will keep the hooks from fully engaging, as well. As you've undoubtedly noted, these fasteners are very solid and tight-fitting.
what is a weight capacity for 4" fastner much load bed panels can take with 4" fastner pack installed in a bed?
kaizer c on Feb 27, 2018
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