Screws not included, as length determined by bedpost
Use with 5997K Rail hook fasteners
For Wood Beds
Bed Rail Bracket to Widen Beds enable beds which use a double hook bed rail fasteners to accommodate a wider mattress. They do-not work with other types of bed fasteners. Brackets enabled, width of the bed, to be widened up to 3" on each side. They are sold as a set to widen one bed.
Bed Rail brackets widen bed but do-not lengthen side rails. If side rails are not long enough they will need to be replaced or lengthened (by a cabinetmaker).
Install Bed Rail Bracket
Determine additional width needed to accommodate mattress. Divide this extra width measurement by 2, as you will add half to each side of bed.
Determine amount added, to outside of each side of headboard and footboard, by adding the above calculated half measurement.
At mounting location: cut slit into left and right side of headboard and footboard.
Slit should be cut a generous 3/8" wide by 1-1/8" deep.
If slit already exists it may need to be widened.
If the slit has pins in it, the pins will need to be removed.
One end of bracket inserts into slit. Other end of bracket overhangs side of bed.
Place block of wood between bracket and bed to stabilize (see diagram). Screw brackets into place.
To remove old pins used for bed hooks
Drill small hole opposite pin in bed post.
Then use a small punch tool to drive pin out original entry hole.
Nice to work with a US based company. Order was simple, efficient and timely. And it worked as described.
I ordered this as a replacement bracket for my older head board and foot board. From the different applications through the years I had removed the old ones and lost them. Excellent fit and function. Very happy with this purchase!!
perfect fit screw in done
Donald Behrens Jr
They were as described. Fit perfectly. So happy to have the bed back together.
this is exactly what I needed to put my beefcake back into use.