Bed Rail fasteners?
I've decided, against other people's better judgement, to build my own bed frame. My limited experience may play against me but my anal attention to detail and research might balance that out just enough. Hopefully enough.
I want to build it so that the bed rails can be removed from the head and footboard if I need to move. (it's a queen sized platform bed so there will be a center board support that goes to the floor). The wood will be cherry except for the side rail supports to hold the slats, the center support, and the slats themselves.
So my limited experience and tools has me shying away from the mortise fittings. I've been looking at a few on the rockler site and other places that attach to the inside corners. Some of the reviews for a few of them say the metal is flimsy and the attachments will loosen over time.
My bedrails will be 5/4 cherry 6 inches high. The posts they are attaching into are 2 1/4 square cherry. What would you recommend for the bed rail connectors?
Thanks so much.