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.
These worked well, but putting a...Posted January 23, 2013
These worked well, but putting a mortise in the endgrain of the bed rail was not easy. I ended up building a jig and using a 5/8 straight bit to make the mortise. I then used a 1/4" forstner bit in a drill to cut the reliefs for the hooks. The suggestion made in other reviews to recess the plates slightly is a good one.
First - A shout out to...Posted June 12, 2012
First - A shout out to Rockler's CS. I ordered the wrong size. Called them up and had no problems with returns. I reordered the right size and was able to keep working on the bed. These pieces are SOLID and give me confidence that my joints M/T will probably fail before these do.
These are required hardware for the...Posted May 8, 2011
These are required hardware for the New Yankee plan for trundle beds. I am building two for my kids. These make a strong connection between the side rails and the foot/head boards.
I would have rated these as...Posted April 18, 2011
I would have rated these as excellent, except that they are shipped without screws, or even any suggestion of what size/length screws to use. Nowhere in the product description was the lack of fasteners alluded to. That said, the bed rail brackets are pretty cool, and function exactly as intended.
These made for a knock down...Posted March 9, 2011
These made for a knock down connection that was rock solid for the arts & crafts bed I made for my daughter. I mortised them in just slightly below the surface 1/64" on both the post and bed rails and this created an extra friction fit between the wood parts that made an exceptionally solid connection. This worked out well on the 1-1/2 x 9" rails that I made because of the extra wood around each of the rail brackets. I used #8 x 3" particel board screws with a type 17 point self drilling to mount the hardware for maximum holding power. I tried a #10 screw but the head was too large and interfered with the fit. I just ordered 2 more sets for future projects.