The Way to Build Wooden Bed Rails

Adding a bed is problematic, because the side rails that are first are not always available. When the bed is disassembled for moving the bed rails are easily damaged or lost. However, with four planks and replacement bed rail hooks, a pair of bed rails is built in a day.

Assess the length of the mattress and add two inches to the measurement. Generally, a twin- or full-size mattress a queen- or king-size mattress is 80 inches long plus also a California king is 84 inches long.

Cut two planks to your mattress measurement.

Mark and measure a line down the middle of each board’s finish, with a pencil. Measuring up from the bottom of the board, mark the line at inches.

Wrap a piece of tape around a 3/32-inch drill bit, 1 1/8-inch from the tip. This will indicate the thickness that is correct as you drill holes to the planks. With an electric drill, then drill a series of holes based on the pencil line, as close together as possible, from the 3 1/2-.

Eliminate the timber between the holes with a wood hammer and chisel. Harness on the chisel straight down along the edges of the drill holes, then push it inward slightly to dislodge the surplus wood.

Measure and mark the mounting pin holes on the planks’ sides. Drill a hole through the face of the plank at every mark.

The bed railing that is insert hooks to the slots. Attach the mounting pins in line with the instructions of the manufacturer.

Put both bed rails on a surface that is level, with all the side of the planks. Put the boards that are 2-by-2 aligning them.

A hole every 6 inches, through the 2-by-2 and to the bed railing. Screw the boards that are 2-by-2 into the bed rails with screws.

Attach the bed rails by adding the bed railing hooks to the slots around the headboard and footboard and pressing firmly.

Cut six planks to fit between the bed rails. Add the 1-by-4 boards between the bed rails and on top of the supports. Set mattress and the box springs on top of the 1-by-4 planks.

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