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We are on the verge of finally assembling the bed, so we cut and fit the side rails to both the headboard and footboard. The hardware must have certain exactnesses so that the two parts seat well and come together tight, otherwise the head or footboard will rattle. In this episode, we see the best way to recess the two parts accurately, and deal with several idiosyncrasies through tricks of the trade, to guarantee success. The hardware choices are many, but the recessed type Paul uses is one he has relied on for three decades. They are solidly made, and hold the bed together perfectly.