Author Topic: Period bed center rail  (Read 7976 times)

John Roy

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Re: Period bed center rail
« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2013, 02:39:01 PM »
Jeff

Did you design/make the bracket that holds up the center rail? I looked on Horton Brass' website and they dont have such a bracket for center rails and I was wondering where I can get one for a king size bed I am building for the wife...

Jeff L Headley

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Re: Period bed center rail
« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2013, 10:11:05 PM »
I have a center supports for the dividing box spring support rail for a King size bed. I have them made from a local welding shop. I do remember your request but I have to much on my plate. I can have some made or show you what you need. 

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Re: Period bed center rail
« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2013, 08:59:52 AM »
Jeff,

Assuming I understand you, I make my support out of poplar and bolt it to the support bar.

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John Roy

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Re: Period bed center rail
« Reply #18 on: January 04, 2013, 01:39:02 PM »
Jeff

When you have time could you explain how you do it...I am using 4" bed irons for the box spring(s) & thought of taking two bed irons and welding a 1/4" plate to turn it into a bracket.  I was thinking of using 5/4 stock for the center rail...what size is your center rail?

Your words are greatly appreciated, thank you so much...

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Re: Period bed center rail
« Reply #19 on: January 04, 2013, 05:27:16 PM »
John, Think of the 4" bed iron on either side of your 5/4 center rail and then weld a 1" center metal support between the two bed irons as a support for the center rail.

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Re: Period bed center rail
« Reply #20 on: January 04, 2013, 10:21:31 PM »
sounds like a plan to me...Thanks a bunch for your kindness Jeff!!