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Surface Mounted Keyhole Bed Rail Brackets

Easy surface-mount installation—no mortising required! Brackets knock down easily for quick bed assembly and disassembly.
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90° bed rail bracket with safety lock feature. Includes four bracket sets, enough for one bed. Screws not included.

(4) Surface Mounted Keyhole Bed Rail Brackets
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Brand Rockler
Weight 1.5500
Tech Spec
  • 90° bed rail brackets with safety lock feature
  • This is a surface mounted bed rail bracket
  • Screws to be used should be 32 #8 flat head screws and 4 #10 round head screws to the length necessary for your application
  • Round head screws are for locking each corner together
  • 90 degree Female Brackets are 5-1/4" x 3/4" x 1" (marked R & L)
  • Male Brackets are 1-1/2" x 4-3/4"
  • When the two brackets are connected together the overall width is 7/8" wide (includes width of L shape)
  • Includes four bracket sets, enough for one bed
Hardware Type Bed Rail Brackets
4.1 / 5.0
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seats tightly
would help to have instructions (need to use #8 screws)
March 18, 2020
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Surface Mounted Keyhole Bed Fastener
It works well to first mount the "key" part flush with the end of the stretcher and then attach the "hole" part.
March 13, 2020
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
The surface mount keyhole hardware was very easy to mount and worked out great, just what I needed to finish my project. I would recommend this product to others.
February 22, 2020
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Very good hardware.
I used these on the side rails of a twin loft bed. Very solid. Made for assembling the bed an easy venture. I used these in conjunction with the no mortise bed rail brackets on the bed ends and it made for a very solid frame. The screw that goes in after the hardware is locked in place gives you an added measure of security.
January 1, 2020
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Bed rail brackets
I used these to make a bed.they work great just line everything up when drilling holes. I used a self centering drill bit to get a perfect fit.
December 30, 2019
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Works great.Easy to i stall
December 12, 2019
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Very well constructed and easy to install. Highly recommend this product.
October 12, 2019
6 months ago
Excellent product. Tight fit keeps bed solid. easy install
October 9, 2019
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Surface Mounted Keyhole Bed Rail Brackets
Ordering AGAIN for ease of making a platform bed.
October 5, 2019
8 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Well built
Very strongly made...perfect for my precious Granddaughter.
September 4, 2019
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
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Granddaughter’s loft bed
Donnie T on Mar 21, 2020
Sturdy and functional
Donna U on Feb 29, 2020
Granddaughter’s loft bed
Donnie T on Mar 21, 2020
Need brackets for a bed frame
Jeff M on Mar 1, 2020
Sturdy and functional
Donna U on Feb 29, 2020
I used these brackets before and they worked well.
John L on Feb 16, 2020
Quick and easy.
Kyle Q on Feb 9, 2020
sturdy bed fastener
Richard S on Feb 5, 2020
Building a bed for my granddaughter
vulcaneet on Dec 19, 2019
it is surface mounted will fit my bed project.
N S on Dec 3, 2019
Building some beds
Doug B on Dec 2, 2019
Works for me
Neil N on Nov 20, 2019
easiest brackets to use!
Rebecca H on Nov 8, 2019
to help make a bed frame
Reuben D on Nov 2, 2019
we have used this before and we really like them...
Justin B on Oct 3, 2019
lLooking to make a new bed frame. Reviews were favorable so I'm willing to try them
Louis M on Sep 23, 2019
It seemed like it would be ideal for the bed I am redoing. It would be easier to use than hoping traditional brackets fit the slots already in the frame.
Mary T on Sep 18, 2019
Look like they would do the job
James E on Sep 9, 2019
Looks easy and secure!
Jesse H on Sep 8, 2019
In the next few days I will be making a farm bed for my guest room.
BRYAN F on Aug 26, 2019
Work good . Have used these on a number of beds I have made
Chris D on Aug 7, 2019
used before
dee h on Jul 23, 2019
Built the bed about 15 years ago and one bracket has broken.
Richard B on Jul 22, 2019
just building a bed
mike f on Jul 22, 2019
I needed them
Paul J on Jul 19, 2019
Easier for me to install
Melanie C on Jul 15, 2019
I have use on another bed I had made with very good results and very easy to set up
Harry on Jun 26, 2019
Putting together a day bed for our daughter and we needed to get new rails and hardware.
Jerald A on Jun 10, 2019
Building a floor bed for a granddaughter and wanted to be able to break it down and move it.
Dennis U on May 23, 2019
easy application
Don W on May 2, 2019
Making a bed for my son's wedding present. Wanted it to be as easy as possible to take apart and re-assemble.
Kirk M on Apr 30, 2019
Makes bed building easy.
Duane N on Apr 15, 2019
I am making a bed for my granddaughter and the reviews were really good so I thought I would give them a try
Harry on Feb 24, 2019
I bought 2 sets of these 12 years ago and they have worked perfectly through the years. Price is right, why buy anywhere else when I know this product will certainly do the job!
Gary T on Feb 22, 2019
No mortise needed and I like the dark color
Scott S on Feb 22, 2019
I would like to attempt to build a bed frame. The correct parts make the probability way better for first timers like me.
eugene r on Feb 20, 2019
I’ve purchased before, found to be easy install and easy dissemble, strong and durable. Like the darker color. Good price.
Z M on Feb 17, 2019
liked style
Larry K on Feb 5, 2019
One of my bed rail ends broke and can no longer hold in the original mortised bed rail brackets. Hopefully, these will work.
Rhett D on Jan 31, 2019
Right for my application.
Patricia H on Jan 31, 2019
Strong, convenient way to assemble a bed that can quickly be broken down.
Alex S on Jan 15, 2019
I'm building a bed, and these brackets look perfect for the job.
Steve L on Jan 14, 2019
Positive customer reviews
Kim G on Jan 4, 2019
I did not like the mortising results. Looks like a good way to go.
Joseph P on Dec 13, 2018
I need to extend the length of two twin beds
William S on Dec 13, 2018
To help with a platform bed build
S A on Dec 13, 2018
Project I'm building for my daughter
Scott H on Dec 8, 2018
The slim profile fit my needs, and it has good reviews.
Chris Drew D on Dec 5, 2018
Used before
Ron M on Nov 26, 2018
planned to make a bed, used the part on bed I made before
Daniel S on Nov 24, 2018
we have used them before and they work well for the furniture we build for our customers.
laura hunt U on Nov 21, 2018
These looked very durable
Greg on Nov 20, 2018
Need brackets for a bed frame
Jeff M on Mar 1, 2020
I used these brackets before and they worked well.
John L on Feb 16, 2020
are they safe for a loft bed?
leeana on Feb 21, 2016
My bed rails are 1" thick 9" wide oak. Will these brackets be enough support for this board?
janet n on Jan 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Same dimensions as mine and same product. They worked well for me; I expect you will find the same.
I am trying to convert a crib to a full bed and the crib head/footboards have threaded inserts- What is the spacing between the 4 mounting screw holes on the female bracket?
David D on Mar 13, 2017
The brackets are installed correctly but there isn't enough clearance to fully slide the male into the bottom of the female. do you have suggestions on easy fixes?
john s on Sep 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I used a rubber mallet to tap them into place. It's a great hold.
any special install instructions?
Larry K on Jul 10, 2015
BEST ANSWER: These brackets are not marked left and right, but A and B. One rail uses an A and a B. You definitely need to puzzle it out. The picture on the website is helpful. There are no instructions with the bracket. Note the screw sizes needed listed above because that is not on the package, either.
Weight rating for brackets?
A shopper on May 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Although bed brackets are not rated, I would not be concerned about the weight the bracket can handle. I would be more concerned with my side rails. Using bed slats will distribute the weigh on the bed across the whole system.
Can these be used to make a bunk bed? Are they safe enough?
Chuck on May 31, 2018
BEST ANSWER: yes they give a good sturdy connection to the head and foot boards.
I have 4 brackets and they are all identical except for 2 with "A" and 2 with "B". There is no difference in the hole pattern or slots. Shouldn't there be a right and left?
George on Nov 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: There is a difference if you consider the ends of the side rails attach reversed. lay them out and you will see.
I am joining 2X8's to make a platform bed-need easy connect and disconnect. Which brackets do you recommend?
Teresa B on Jun 10, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The Surface Mounted Keyhole Bed Rail Brackets are very easy to install and quick to connect and disconnect.
Is it easier to install the the male or female part first? Want a tight fit and precise reveal.
Gary B on Mar 7, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I don't think it matters which one you install first. The key is to take good measurements. I placed the set in the vertical center of the bed rail, and then calculated how far off the floor I wanted the bottom of the rail. I then adjusted the measurements for the male part accordingly. Also, tight is good but this design requires the female part to extend far enough beyond the end of the rail that the keyhole can fit completely over and around the short post on the male part. There will have to be a slight gap between the bed rail and bed post or you risk shearing off the post on the male part.
Why is there only 1 screw in the female side of the bracket?
Darwin M on Feb 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The female actually has holes for 3 screws. The single hole is for the safety screw you place once the rails are mounted.
How far apart are the "buttons" on the male bracket?
D G on Dec 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: 1-3/4 center to center. 3/8" diameter
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