LumberJocks

Bed rail hardware woes

  • Advertise with us

« back to Woodworking Skill Share forum

Forum topic by wagspe208 posted 09-22-2020 01:57 AM 752 views 0 times favorited 40 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View wagspe208's profile

wagspe208

59 posts in 641 days


09-22-2020 01:57 AM

Long story short… I designed a headboard/ footboard I wanted built… (before I was doing woodworking)
A simple, basic, old world design. It is solid walnut. I gave them measurements for everything. I measured my queen box springs and gave them the width I wanted the rails. For whatever reason, they opted to make the rails 4” wider because Now, mind you, I had actually measured…. So, their compromise was to make the runners or that attach to the frame rails wider… well, 2 problems… 1) the box spring can slide from side to side and 2)mattress can actually fall down in a corner.. that is mildly awkward… and hilarious…
SO… here are some attached pics.
I had asked for through bolts, through the headboard and footboard uprights, into the rails…. black old world style bolts… but I guess I didn’t know wtf I wanted?
Solutions without butchering it up

-- I am no woodworker. I am a hack trying to do something to amuse me.


40 replies so far

View Kazooman's profile

Kazooman

1540 posts in 2838 days


#1 posted 09-22-2020 02:14 AM

For some reason, the site won’t let me flag this post. Don’t know why. I would if I could. However, your “get to pouring the coals to some floozy” comment is certainly uncalled for and well outside the bounds of what usually passes for good taste here.

Can’t really tell what is going on from your photos, but I don’t think I would offer any advice anyway.

View wagspe208's profile

wagspe208

59 posts in 641 days


#2 posted 09-22-2020 12:12 PM


For some reason, the site won’t let me flag this post. Don’t know why. I would if I could. However, your “get to pouring the coals to some floozy” comment is certainly uncalled for and well outside the bounds of what usually passes for good taste here.

Can’t really tell what is going on from your photos, but I don’t think I would offer any advice anyway.

- Kazooman


Good… please block me…
I did not know humor wasn’t allowed here. I will edit it.. but PLEASE BLOCK ME
and if you cant tell what is going on you would be useless for advice anyway

-- I am no woodworker. I am a hack trying to do something to amuse me.

View Blindhog's profile

Blindhog

169 posts in 1935 days


#3 posted 09-22-2020 01:39 PM

Are you not using slats to support the box springs? While that will not correct the larger than normal gap on the sides, I believe it would offer support to the box springs/mattress combo for use.

-- Don't let perfection get in the way of plenty good enough

View controlfreak's profile

controlfreak

1302 posts in 487 days


#4 posted 09-22-2020 02:15 PM

Slats or adding some blocking to wedge the mattress into the center and limit side to side movement. Both may be needed too.

View pottz's profile

pottz

11736 posts in 1870 days


#5 posted 09-22-2020 03:03 PM

not sure what was originally said to piss off kazooman man but as far as the bed problem i used the same hardware on a bed i made and allowed a couple inches on each side,but i have slats spaced about a foot apart to support the box springs which should solve your problem.are you a woodworker and if so why didn’t you build your own bed? humor is allowed here or i would have been gone a long time ago.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

View Kazooman's profile

Kazooman

1540 posts in 2838 days


#6 posted 09-22-2020 08:08 PM


not sure what was originally said to piss off kazooman man but as far as the bed problem i used the same hardware on a bed i made and allowed a couple inches on each side,but i have slats spaced about a foot apart to support the box springs which should solve your problem.are you a woodworker and if so why didn t you build your own bed? humor is allowed here or i would have been gone a long time ago.

- pottz

I quoted the exact words. The OP was upset that the box spring would fall off the frame when he was “pouring the coals to some floozy”. I fail to see the humor in that. Just poor judgement for this forum. When the issue was pointed out the OP decided to edit it (he apparently realized it was in poor taste).

There is a link to the forum rules at the top of the forums home page. Check out rules eight and nine.

View Rich's profile

Rich

6000 posts in 1475 days


#7 posted 09-22-2020 08:18 PM


I quoted the exact words. The OP was upset that the box spring would fall off the frame when he was “pouring the coals to some floozy”. I fail to see the humor in that. Just poor judgement for this forum. When the issue was pointed out the OP decided to edit it (he apparently realized it was in poor taste).

- Kazooman

And you think repeating it now is in good taste? He took it out anyway. Not that I was offended.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

View Kazooman's profile

Kazooman

1540 posts in 2838 days


#8 posted 09-22-2020 08:19 PM


I quoted the exact words. The OP was upset that the box spring would fall off the frame when he was “pouring the coals to some floozy”. I fail to see the humor in that. Just poor judgement for this forum. When the issue was pointed out the OP decided to edit it (he apparently realized it was in poor taste).

- Kazooman

And you think repeating it now is in good taste? He took it out anyway. Not that I was offended.

- Rich


View Kazooman's profile

Kazooman

1540 posts in 2838 days


#9 posted 09-22-2020 08:21 PM

Repeating it now is the only way Pottz and others would know what my concern was. Unless he is clairvoyant.

View Rich's profile

Rich

6000 posts in 1475 days


#10 posted 09-22-2020 08:24 PM

I think repeating something you thought was in bad taste is in bad taste…lol. Besides it was still in your first post, and the OP’s quote of it, so anyone who can read would know what it was about—no clairvoyance needed.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

View LeeRoyMan's profile

LeeRoyMan

1423 posts in 613 days


#11 posted 09-22-2020 09:26 PM

Well, I’m done for the day. I think I’ll go home and put the coals to MY floozy…hahaha
After dinner and a nap of course.

All I can think of would be to make an L shape (top with a leg) and put it over the side rails.
So the sides would look like they were 3 or so inches thick, (whatever it needs to be)

View pottz's profile

pottz

11736 posts in 1870 days


#12 posted 09-22-2020 11:28 PM

hey no need to attack each other guys i just wasn’t sure what the original conversation was entailed, i didn’t mean to start a fight.sounds like leeroy liked what was said though. ;-)

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

View ibewjon's profile (online now)

ibewjon

2087 posts in 3679 days


#13 posted 09-23-2020 12:31 AM

Slats or a couple pieces of plywood from side to side.

View pottz's profile

pottz

11736 posts in 1870 days


#14 posted 09-23-2020 12:41 AM



Slats or a couple pieces of plywood from side to side.

- ibewjon


yeah this a common sense no brainer.or stop “stop puttin the coals to her”.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

View LeeRoyMan's profile

LeeRoyMan

1423 posts in 613 days


#15 posted 09-23-2020 01:01 AM


.sounds like leeroy liked what was said though. ;-)

- pottz

It’s not that I liked it,
just that I did’t see the need for anybody to get there panties in a wad over it.

That’s just me though.

showing 1 through 15 of 40 replies

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com