Bed frame removable joint ? anyone ?

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  • #734459
    rotaryw
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    Goodmorning fellow woodworkers,

    I am thinking of crafting a new master double bed. I get stuck when I have to choose the best way to connect the sides to the header/footer in a removable way.

    I wonder if there is a cheap, invisible joint or fixture to use that would be both sturdy and practicable.

    Any thoughts would be highly appreciated.

    All tge best,

    Max.

    #734460
    Larry Geib
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    Just google bed frame hardware or search on woodworking supplier sites like Lee Valley, Rockler, or Woodcraft in the USA and Canada. They all have the hardware.
    Even Amazon has several hits on bed hardware.
    Cost is in the $15-$30 range.

    Im not familiar with what sites have the hardware in Europe .

    Bed rail hooks will also return results. Some hardware requires you cut motrices in the bed posts and inserting pins to accept hooks installed in the rails. ,these are the most work but most secure.
    . Some require only a shallow mortice . other types don’t require any work other than drilling for screws. All types aren’t seen once the bed is assembled, and some have a safety lock, but generally the weight of the mattress is enough to hold the bed together.

    #734464
    rotaryw
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    Just google bed frame hardware or search on woodworking supplier sites like Lee Valley, Rockler, or Woodcraft in the USA and Canada. They all have the hardware.
    Even Amazon has several hits on bed hardware.
    Cost is in the $15-$30 range.

    Im not familiar with what sites have the hardware in Europe .

    Bed rail hooks will also return results. Some hardware requires you cut motrices in the bed posts and inserting pins to accept hooks installed in the rails. ,these are the most work but most secure.
    . Some require only a shallow mortice . other types don’t require any work other than drilling for screws. All types aren’t seen once the bed is assembled, and some have a safety lock, but generally the weight of the mattress is enough to hold the bed together.

    Thank you for your recommendations Larry, I’ll search the www with your keywords….

    #734466
    sanford
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    Not exactly your question, but I have been considering making a bed using a “castle joint.” It is not an invisible joint, which is what you are looking for, but it might be fun. It looks fairly easy, is decorative, rather than invisible, appears to be a very strong joint (in some directions, though maybe not in others), and allows the bed to be taken apart without much trouble.

    #734808
    rotaryw
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    Thanks for your answer Mr Sanford,

    I remember Paul made a video where he made that very joint. I will consider the idea.

    All the best,

    Max.

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