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Bed Rail Hook Problems / Fiery Anger of Hellz Heart

by UncannyValleyWoods
posted 08-12-2016 10:59 PM


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JBrow

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#1 posted 08-13-2016 02:34 AM

UncannyValleyWoods,

After apologizing to the wife and before whacking anything with a hammer, trying to see why the rail plate fails to seat properly could be tried, at least that would be my approach. If the bedrail half of the connector pair is removed from the bedrail, then the bedrail half could be dropped into place onto the half that is still connected to the headboard and footboard. Without the bedrail blocking the view at the connection, perhaps you could see what is going on and why it does not lock into place.

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#2 posted 08-13-2016 07:12 PM

It looks like the hardware isn’t flush with the surface of the wood. It should be.

You can shim it to flush.

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woodbutcherbynight

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#3 posted 08-15-2016 03:14 AM

I have had hardware that required some tweeking over the years. Might be a bad casting has given you too little clearance for the hook to come down into the latch. Only way to know is to look at it closely . One possible fix is some time filing it down if the gap is too small to grab correctly. One of many possible issues but this is something that I have come across both at work on cars and trucks as well as wood projects at home.

Maybe leave the wife out of the equation and call a friend. I am just saying…...

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#4 posted 08-15-2016 08:46 PM


I have had hardware that required some tweeking over the years. Might be a bad casting has given you too little clearance for the hook to come down into the latch. Only way to know is to look at it closely . One possible fix is some time filing it down if the gap is too small to grab correctly. One of many possible issues but this is something that I have come across both at work on cars and trucks as well as wood projects at home.

Maybe leave the wife out of the equation and call a friend. I am just saying…...

This turned out to be the problem….I wasn’t having issues with flush fitting… I could watch the hooks go in and set in place, but there simply was not enough space between the mounting surface and the hooks to actually grab the corresponding mortise. So they would set in and then literally just roll right back out… It was one of the strangest things I’ve ever seen.

I went the next day and picked up some bolt mounts and synched it up tighter than Mitch McConnell’s world view.

The wife is cool. She’s a military officer, so it takes more to ruffle her feathers than watching her husband freak out over a piece of furniture.

-- “If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago, Catholic school children would be wearing little electric chairs around their necks instead of crosses.” ― Lenny Bruce

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#5 posted 08-16-2016 01:32 AM

Good to know you found the problem.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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