7" Bed Bolts secure bed-rails to head and footboards. Use on wood and rope beds where tendon end of bed rail slips into mortise cut into bed post. Our bed bolts are strong, made of heavy steel. Once installed, these bed bolts draw wooden bed-posts and bed-rails tightly together, creating a strong rigid joint. The overall size is 7 inches, providing generous length to secure bed frames.
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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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!
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Excellent service and follow up.
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