7" Bed Bolts provide a tight, secure joint between bed-rails and head / footboards. Use on wood and rope beds where tendon end of bed rail slips into mortise cut into bed post.
These well made bed bolts are strong, being made of steel. They have a 3/8"- 16 thread. This is a standard thread size however some vintage and antique beds have unusual or custom thread sizes. If the thread size is different than 3/8-16 it is necessary to replace the nut in the bed rail. For additional information please go to: replacing bed bolts.
Originally bed bolts were used on rope beds in the 1700's - 1800's. Beds from this time frame had rails with short wooden pegs, These pegs were placed in a row along the top length of each rail. A rope was wound in and out around pegs. The rope created a mesh-like support for a feather "tick", the forerunner of the mattress.
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Good firm to use. Can’t get these anywhere except here. They sorted out misunderstandings straight away. 5 stars
They may be simple bed bolts, but the quality is very good with large nuts and clean threads.
Bolt was intact, but was missing the nut. Was much easier to replace both. Bed is now very secure.
Thank you so much! For the first time since I inherited this bed 31 years ago, I feel comfortable allowing someone to sleep in it because I know it is securely connected!
Good service and prompt delivery