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Item # 6009

Bed Bolts, 6 inch

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Bed Frame Hardware

Product Info
  • Sold individually
  • Material: Forged Steel
  • Color: Black
  • Includes nut
Size
  • Length: 6"
  • Length less head & flange: 5-3/8"
  • Bolt: 3/8"- 16 Thread
  • Head Size: 3/8" Square, 15/16" Diameter Flange, 5/8" Depth including Flange
  • Nut  3/4"square

6" Bed Bolts secure antique rope beds. Tendon end of bed rail slips into mortise-cut in bed post. Once in place, bed bolt draws wood bed poss and bed rail tightly together. Our bed bolts are made of strong steel. Once in place they create a strong rigid joint. 

Rope beds were used from Colonial times to the mid 1800's. Beds were roped on short wooden pegs which line the head, foot, and side rails. A feather tick, the forerunner of the mattress, was laid on the roping.

Bed Bolts secure bedpost to rails. Insert bed bolts through bed-post into bed-rail and tighten with bed bolt wrench. Use a oval or round bed bed bolt covers to conceal bed bolts. Today these beds are adapted with spring supports to hold modern spring and mattresses. 

  • It is easiest to tighten bed bolts with a bed bolt wrench.
  • If the mattress needs to be lowered: attach spring supports to inside of rails. The spring supports will hold modern spring and mattresses.  
  • Once installed: decorative brass bed bolt covers conceal head of bed bolt. 

Longer Bed Bolts

How to Measure

  • Overall Length includes head and flange
  • Length less head & flange: 5-3/8"
  • Measure depth of Head- channel. must-be deep enough to contain 5/8" head including flange.
  • Measure channel less Head-channel:must-be long enough to accommodate bolt length less head & flange.
  • Historically thread-size of old/antique nuts varied. Our bolts screw into a 3/8"- 16 nut,3/8 refers to bolt diameter, 16 refers to the number of threads per inch. If your bed has existing nuts It will be necessary to determine nut thread size. Nuts must be replaced if size is different than 3/8"- 16.

Installing Bed Bolts

Please goto replacing bed bolts for more in depth information

Install bed bolts

Customer Reviews

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M.
Great resource!

I have an antique bed that I lost the bolts to in my recent move. The originals were hand- forged; after an hour at the hardware store, we couldn't find one with the right spacing on the screw part. My friend googled bed bolts & found this site. Although the bolts aren't an exact match, they worked!

M
M.
Great resource!

I have an antique bed that I lost the bolts to in my recent move. The originals were hand- forged; after an hour at the hardware store, we couldn't find one with the right spacing on the screw part. My friend googled bed bolts & found this site. Although the bolts aren't an exact match, they worked!

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H.
Fixed my Bed!

We can now sleep in our beds again. Lost the original bolts. Lucky to find Paxton with replacements.

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