Rope beds are held together with bed bolts. These threaded steel bolts are inserted through the bed-post and screwed into a nut in the bed-rail. When replacing old bed bolts: it is often necessary to replace bolt and nut as replacement bed bolt may be a different thread size than old nut.
To install bed bolts most often requires replacing nuts in wood bed rails. Most old nuts are odd sizes and will not screw onto the 3/8-16 bolt thread. To replace this nut, in the side rails, it is necessary to remove wood plug on inside of bed rail.
Decorative bed bolt covers provide a finished appearance to beds. Used to conceal bed bolts, these solid brass covers attach with a single pin enabling cover to easily swing out of the way when tightening or removing bed bolt. Brass covers are available in polished and antique finishes.